Ultimate DIY Baby Shower Basket

Categories: Gifts, Bedding, Bags and Totes

It’s all about babies this spring and the Ultimate DIY Baby Shower Basket is a perfect gift whether given to a first time Mom or an experienced Mom. It’s all about the fabrics and that always makes shopping pleasurable. Choose a particular theme or match your gift to the personality of the parents or the new babies nursery.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Main Fabric - 2 yards
Lining Fabric - 2 yards
Smooth Fusible Fleece Interfacing - 2 yards
Stiffen1
Nature-Fil™ Bamboo Blend Batting - 60 x 60
Ribbon - one yard 1 inch wide
Babyville Boutique™ snaps Size 24
Supplies
Babyville Boutique™ Snap Tool
Sewing Machine
Basic sewing, measuring, cutting and pressing tools and supplies

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Stiffen One Sided Fusible Interfacing 20″ Wide X 10 Yard Roll

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Smooth Fusible Fleece Interfacing 44.5″ Wide X 6 Yard Roll

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Instructions

Step One

Cut the following:
Basket: Six 12 inch by 17 inch rectangles; two each of the main fabric, lining and Smooth. Cut two 11.5 inch by 17 inch rectangles from Stiffen1
Quilt: Three 30 inch squares; one each from the main fabric, lining and batting
Burp Cloths: Three 12 inch by 20 inch rectangles one each from the main fabric, lining and batting
Receiving Blanket: One 30 inch square from the lining fabric
Bibs: Refer to Friendly Frolic Bibs for the pattern and instructions. Depending on the print used take the time to center motifs on the front of the bib. The number of bibs you will be able to create will depend on how the pattern is placed onto the fabric.
Diagram A
Fully illustrated diagrams have been provided.
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Step Two

Basket
Fuse Smooth to the back side of the lining rectangles. Fuse Stiffen 1 to the back side of the main fabric rectangles, aligning Stiffen 1 along the bottom edge. Diagram B

Step Three

With right sides together; stitch the bottom and side seams of the main fabric pieces as well as the lining pieces. Diagram C

Step Four

Collapse the corners of the main fabric rectangles, aligning the side seams with the bottom seams and mark a line 3 inches up from the corner seam line. Stitch along this line. Trim away the corner, cutting ½ inch away from the seam line. Repeat using the lining fabrics. Press
Diagram D

Step Five

Fuse the Smooth to the backs of the lining handle rectangles. With right sides together; stitch along one side seam. Roll the top fabric towards the opposite edge and stitch. Turn right side out and press. Diagram E

Step Six

Pin handles to the top edge of the basket, centering them over the side seams, 2 inches out from the seam on either side. Stitch. Diagram F

Step Seven

With right sides together, insert the basket into the basket lining, pinning the two layers together along the top edge. Stitch. Turn the basket right side out and press well. Hand stitch the opening in the lining closed. Diagram G

Step Eight

Using the ribbon; tie a bow and add it to one handle. Fill your basket with the quilt, receiving blanket, burp cloths and bibs. Diagram H

Step Nine

Burp Cloths
Cut three 12 inch by 20 inch rectangles from the main fabric, lining and batting. Lay the lining right side up on top of the batting and cover with the main fabric, right sides together. Stitch around the outside edges using a 1/2″ seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side. Clip corners, turn right sides out and press. Hand stitch the opening closed. Top stitch around the outside edge. See Diagrams A-C

Step Ten

Fast and Easy Quilt
Cut three 30 inch squares from the main fabric, lining and batting. Lay the lining right side up on top of the batting and cover with the main fabric, right sides together. Stitch around the outside edges using a 1/2″ seam and leaving a 6 inch opening along one side. Clip corners, turn right sides out and press. Hand stitch the opening closed. Top stitch around the outside edge and then again 1 inch away. Stitch from one corner diagonally across to the opposite corner from both directions to quilt the layers together. See Diagrams A-C.

Step Eleven

Receiving Blanket
Cut a 30 inch square from the lining fabric. Turn under one edge 1/2 inch and press. Repeat turning it under a second time and top stitch to secure. Finish the remaining three edges in the same manner.

Step Twelve

Taking the time to center large motifs pays off tremendously when working with certain fabrics.

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