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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Make Your Own Waste Paper Basket With Fabric In An Afternoon!

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As crafters and creators we love to DIY every household item physically possible. From making our own curtains to modge-podging stools and having a mug rug to occupy every surface, it really does make a house feel like a home. Plus it means we get spend more time staring at beautiful fabrics!


Now you can even beautify your own fabric waste paper basket/fabric scraps bin with this easy to use kit by Needcraft, in about an hour!



Our resident tech dude David recently made a ‘My Little Pony’ basket for his little girl (which I secretly adore) and we want to show you just how easy it really is!

Simply follow this step-by-step guide;


Step 1. Gather your chosen fabric, a sharp craft knife, cutting mat and all your kit supplies.




Step 2.  Cut down your covering to a workable size, which needs to be larger than the panel supplied, and press out any creases.


Step 3. Lay your fabric face down on a work surface and place the panel in position on top.




Step 4.  Remove the release paper and slowly stick the panel down onto your fabric, smoothing it out as you go along.


Step 5. Trim off the surplus material by running a sharp knife along the edges of the panel.




Step 6. Snap back the creased edges and remove them carefully, leaving the fabric edge exposed


Your panel is finished, now it’s time for assembly!


Step 7. Stick the self adhesive tape to the outside of the rings evenly. Fold into the ring and pinch firmly, then remove the outer release paper.




Step 8. Remove the release paper from the self adhesive tape on the top and bottom of the panel


Step 9.  Place the tape covered rings on the edges of the panel and roll towards the seam tape. Keep in line with the PVC edge.




Step 10.  Keeping the rings at the edge, press the panels firmly together at the overlap.


Step 11. Fold over the surplus covering all the way round so that it covers the ring


Step 12. Using the serrated edge of the tool provided push the surplus covering behind the ring and use the smooth side of the tool to finish by placing it behind the ring and dragging it all the way round.


Step 13.  Place the base inside the bin and press down to sit on the bottom ring (if you want to you can remove the protective film first).




Ta-dah! Your bin is complete! Now it won’t be quite so hard to throw away a few of those fabric scraps as you know they are going to a beautiful place…

I'm going to make mine in either disco kitty, bamboo stripes or oranges (because who doesn't love oranges?!) to brighten up my work desk. Which one do you think?




Be sure to send us a picture of your fabulous fabric bin!


If you’re still not sure what’s going on, you can watch a video by Needcraft here



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