How to Make a Storage Basket with Pockets

How to make a storage basket with pockets

I love to make storage baskets and store all kinds of things in them. I recently made a large storage basket with handles that I store other storage baskets in. This storage basket with pockets pattern came from Sewing Times on YouTube. It is a super simple basket pattern to make so I thought I would share it with you. All you need is fabric, buttons, fusible fleece and your beginner sewing skills to create this cute fabric basket.

I used cotton fabrics for my storage basket with pockets and fusible fleece to give it some structure. I had some cute triangle shaped craft buttons to give my basket some pizzazz. As I often do, I delved into my stash for this project but you could head to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, Fabric.com or Onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your basket. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to Make a Storage Basket with Pockets

  • 17 3/4″ x 17 3/4″ outer and lining fabric
  • 17″ x 17″ fusible fleece piece
  • 4 buttons
  • Standard sewing supplies

Step 1: Fuse the Fleece

Fuse the fleece to the outer fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions and using a hot iron.

Fuse the fleece

Step 2: Stitch the Two Pieces Together

With right sides together stitch the outer and lining pieces together using a 1/4″ seam allowance but leaving an opening on one side for turning the pieces right sides out. Clip the corners and turn right sides out. press.

Place fabrics right sides together
Turn right sides out

Step 3: Topstitch

Topstitch all the way around the square using a 1/8″ seam allowance closing the opening as you go.

Step 4: Stitch the Corners

Fold the square in half so that the lining sides are facing. Measure 4 3/8″ from the folded bottom and make a mark. Measure 4 3/8″ from the side and make another mark. Draw a line diagonally connecting the marks. Repeat on the other side of the folded piece. Stitch on the diagonal lines that you just drew. Fold the piece in half the other way but still with the lining sides together. Stitch those corners in the same way you stitched the first two corners.

Mark the corners
Two marked corners
Mark the opposite corners

Step 5: Create the Pockets

Fold the corners flat creating a triangle of lining fabric on the top of the corner. Do this for all four corners. Topstitch the top edges of the triangles.

Step 6: Add the Buttons

Fold down the points create the basket. Place a button at each point to secure and you have finished your storage basket with pockets.

How to make a storage basket with pockets
Add the buttons

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