Make an Easy Fabric Trinket Basket

Do you ever need a little tray on your bedside table or by your front door? Place your keys, jewelry, or even excess coins in this cute and easy trinket basket. In this simple sewing tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a fabric trinket basket that also stores flat. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

  • VELCRO® Brand Sew On Fastener
  • Two – 25cm x 25cm pieces of fabric
  • One – 25cm x 25cm piece of fusible batting
  • Coordinating thread
  • 90/14 Universal or Topstitch needle
Fabric Trinket Basket

How to Make a Fabric Trinket Basket

First things first, cut your materials into the following pieces:

Fabric Trinket Basket


Once you’ve cut all your materials, it’s time to fuse the batting to piece A. To do this, place piece A (wrong side down) on top of the batting (glue-side up). Using an iron and the manufacturing instructions, fuse the batting to the fabric.

Fabric Trinket Basket
Fabric Trinket Basket

Next, take your pieces of fabric (A & B) and lay them on top of each other, right sides facing together.

Fabric Trinket Basket

Sew a 1/2 cm seam allowance around the edge of the fabric, leaving a 7 cm gap to turn out later. Trim off each corner to reduce the bulk.

Fabric Trinket Basket
Fabric Trinket Basket

Now, turn out the sewn square and press with an iron. Sew a 1/3 cm seam allowance around the edges and quilt, if desired.

Fabric Trinket Basket
Fabric Trinket Basket
Fabric Trinket Basket

It’s time to sew the VELCRO® Brand Sew On Fasteners to the fabric! On one side, pin in place the 7cm hook tape about 1cm down from the edge. Then pin the remaining VELCRO® Brand Sew On Fastener (the loop side) to the other side of the square.

Fabric Trinket Basket

Now the fun part! Sew along the edge of the fastener by making a rectangular box and then an “X” across the center.

Fabric Trinket Basket
Fabric Trinket Basket

Pinch the corners and fold over. And that’s it! Your trinket basket is ready to be used.

Pick up a pack of VELCRO® Brand Sew On Fasteners and give this a go!

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