My bathroom storage is above the toilet, every time I need something out of it, I am afraid something will fall. Right. Into. The. Toilet. So far, it didn’t happen (bless me!) but to prevent this, I made a few baskets from Lola oilcloth.
One year ago I already posted how to make storage bins. Nonetheless, I will repeat the different steps for you.
- Determine what size you want your basket to be. Add 0,50 cm on each side for the seam. Draw a square on your oilcloth in the required dimensions. This will be the bottom.
- Next, you need to draw four extra squares to the sides of the bottom square, like in this template. You end up with a cross-like shape that you have to cut out.
- Sew the sides of the outer squares together, printed sides facing, so that your bin begins to take its shape. This will be the inner layer of the basket.
- Repeat these steps to create a second layer. Here too, you sew printed sides facing. When stiched, turn the right side out. This will be the outer layer of the bin.
- Put the inner layer into the outer layer. You can add a square piece of cardboard to the bottom for extra firmness.
- Sew the two layers together with a matching piece of cotton border or ribbon.
- As extra you can fold over the edge so that the design on the inside also shows on the outside.