Modifications to On The Go Fabric Basket (REDUX!)
After my first attempt at making the On The Go Fabric Basket, I made a second version with some slight modifications.
Here is the first basket, which I wrote a tutorial for:
On The Go Fabric Basket 2.0 looks more like a tray and features shorter handles moved to the sides, Peltex 70 stabilizer for all four walls in addition to the bottom.
Instead of soft florals, I chose punchy Cotton + Steel prints in bright colors and a neon pink cotton webbing for the handles. I’ve been ordering 1.25 inch cotton webbing from this Etsy shop – A Graff Supplies.
- Exterior and lining fabric – 17.5 X 20 inches (perfect for fat quarters!)
- Light to medium weight interfacing – 17.5 X 20 inches
- Heavyweight sew-in stabilizer – 5 pieces
- 13 X 10.5 inches
- (2) 10.25 X 2.75 inches
- (2) 12.75 X 2.75 inches
Regardless of the new sizes, I still cut a 3 1/4 inch square out of each corner.
For handle placement, I marked in 3 inches from the corner on the shorter sides of the basket and centered the handles when basting them onto the exterior pieces.
I slipped the pieces of stabilizer in between the exterior and interior pieces just before sewing the top closed. (HELPFUL HINT: fold the interior edge of fabric over the stabilizer so it doesn’t end up sticking out)
With the structure from the stabilizer, the basket holds its shape much better. I wouldn’t recommend attempting to carry heavy items in it, but it does just fine holding some sewing supplies on my craft table.
From start to finish, this project took just shy of three hours. If you’re making more than one at a time, I’m sure that could be shaved to under two hours.
If you make an On The Go fabric basket – free to tag @MooreApproved on social media (Instagram, Twitter) and use the hashtag #onthegobasket so I can see your creations!
See you next time!
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