Product Review

Pattern Review: Fabric Flip Baskets by Crafter’s Creek

Hello! I am excited to share with you about the Fabric Flip Basket sewing pattern by Crafter’s Creek (sold via the Etsy shop, Topsy-Turvy).

One aspect that intrigued me about this pattern is that it’s not a garment. I love sewing garments but I was excited to be a part of the editing and testing of this pattern (to try something different).

There are some fun application ideas included in the pattern. For the pattern test, I made a set of 7 nested baskets. I made two versions with fabric labels and two with handles as well.

One fun application idea that I haven’t tried yet is to use the baskets to serve food. The baskets are washable and reusable so I thought this was a really fun and creative idea (more details for this idea are included in the pattern details/videos).

Pattern Description:

Great for the confident beginner and up. A creative feature of the baskets are that they’re collapsible and washable.

The sewing pattern includes:

84 pages, 21 pages of written instructions

Full color pictures and 23 video clips

56 different size baskets including 8 sets of 7 nesting baskets

Optional handles and fabric labels.

A few application ideas for the baskets are drawer organizers, table top organizers, or purse organizers. They are also really fun gifts to give for teacher gift baskets, baby showers, housewarming parties, or for children’s birthday parties.

***All instructions are in inches, NOT METRIC, so if you’re purchasing from anywhere other than the USA, make sure you have access to a 24” ruler and 24” x 36” cutting mat.

Pattern Sizing:

56 different size baskets including 8 sets of 7 nesting baskets

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes. I love how the baskets can be flipped inside out for storage.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I liked the versatility of the pattern. The optional handles and labels are fun features included (that could also be omitted). The pattern includes 23 videos for step by step reference throughout the instructions.

Fabric Used:

Special quilting cottons from my stash. One was a Pyrex fat quarter print that I purchased from Spoonflower. Any medium weight, woven fabric scraps would work well for this project.

The pattern also called for:

Outside Fabric of your choice (Basic size, 1 yard)

Lining Fabric of your choice (Basic size, 1 yard)

Interfacing – Pellon Flex-Foam, 2-Sided Fusible and Optional Heat n Bond Lite

I had a Bosal one-sided In-R-Foam on hand that I used for some of the baskets (in addition to the Heat n Bond Lite). I also tried the Pellon Flex-Foam (with the Heat n Bond Lite) and I liked the Pellon combination better with this application (having two sided foam adhesion).

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I didn’t alter the pattern. There are many options and details included in the pattern.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I would! I’ve made some for myself, for gifts, and for my kids to play with and use. It’s a really creative pattern and is a great stash buster.

Conclusion:

I highly recommend this pattern! It’s a great deal for all that is included for the price.

I’ve enjoy using the bins as table top storage in my craft area. I love, with a nesting feature, that you could store multiple items in each basket and then nest them together on a craft table, to save space.

I think you will enjoy making this pattern. Between using up scraps in your fabric stash and adding labels (or handles) you can make many of these bins for yourself and for gifts to give as well.

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