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Simple Plaid Baskets From Ikea Tea Towels

How to easily sew cute & simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels

Hi there friends, I hope your weekend has been a wonderful one! Mine was rainy and cold which made my northern heart happy! So happy in fact, that I had Christmas on the brain, lol! I am loving this Fall so much, it really started to cool down big time from one day to the next and wow, it feels so good. Which got me thinking about this years Christmas decor. And when I wandered down the Ikea isles and found these cute plaid tea towels, I had to bring them home and not use them to dry my dishes!

Since it’s also time for another International Bloggers Club Challenge and this months theme is cotton, well, little plaid baskets sounded kinda perfect to me! Last months Challenge was about paper, and you can read my post over at Kreativ K [my former blog].

At the bottom of this post, you can find all the other lovely ladies posts links as well, hop over and check them out!!

 

Simple Plaid Baskets From Ikea Tea Towels

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Ikea is my go-to place for decor many times, as we don’t have Michaels, Target or Hobby Lobby down here in the South of Europe. I’m sure you’ll find other cute tea towels if you don’t have an Ikea close by.

What You Will Need:

2 tea towels

sewing machine

scissors

Instructions:

Fold each tea towel in half and then cut the folded towel in half.

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

Cut 5-6 cm off the bottom of the folded over towels. Sew around leaving the top open.

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

Open your sown pouch and lay the sown sides on top of each other. Sew off the tips of the base and cut off.

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

Repeat with remaining three tea towel parts. When done with the red towels, leave them inside out and insert into the plaid baskets. Fold over top.

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

Not long ago I also sewed a basket from an Ikea rug. Find out more about it here.

I don’t have my Holiday decor out yet, I think it’s a bit early, but I am ready and I think these two baskets will hold my faux fir trees.

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

simple plaid baskets from Ikea tea towels northernfeeling.com

 

These baskets can be anything! Bread or fruit baskets, they can hold extra hand towels in a guest bathroom and so much more! I love the plaid look this season and although I won’t have my house filled with decor, a few little pops of plaid and color make Holiday decor really cozy!

I hope you got inspired today and go and see what my friends came up with! Thank you so much for the visit!

 


 

 

 

 

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    22/10/2018 at 3:53 pm

    I remember being blown away by your Ikea rug basket a few months back and these made me go wow too Katrin. What a neat idea and I’ve been seeing the most beautiful tea towels lately. Not plaid unfortunately, but still really pretty. And the pattern is really easy to do too, which makes it such a super idea for quick and easy Christmas gifts.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 6:48 pm

      Aw thanks friend, tea towels are too cute to be used for dishes, hey!!

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    Evija
    22/10/2018 at 5:31 pm

    This is such a gorgeous way to re-use towels, who would have thought it would be so effective? I might make some for Christmas!! I am not very good at sewing, but this looks like a fun and easy project to make.. Thank you for the inspiration

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks so much Evija, I’m also not a great sewer, this is so easy though, anyone can make it!!

  • Reply
    Marie InteriorFrugalista
    22/10/2018 at 8:24 pm

    Katrin, looks like we both got our inspiration from IKEA for this months challenge. lol Your plaid tea towel baskets are just darling, Katrin and surprisingly easy to make. These would make lovely hostess gifts for the holidays!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 6:49 pm

      hahaha, yes! Ikea is the best to get budget friendly fabrics!! Thanks friend!

  • Reply
    Mary
    22/10/2018 at 9:11 pm

    These are absolutely adorable Katrin. They make the festive Christmas trees look even more festive. I too have been running around getting ideas for Christmas. It’s never too early!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 6:49 pm

      Thanks so much Mary!! I’m in such a Christmas mood already!

  • Reply
    Leanna
    22/10/2018 at 9:51 pm

    While reading your tutorial I was wondering how you got the bottom of the basket to be flat. Brilliant method Katrin. Pinning to share, and for my own reference as well. Love these little baskets for Christmas or any time of year. Very practical and pretty.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 7:25 pm

      It’s such an easy way to make baskets Leanna. Just snip off those tips and sew along. Thanks so much friend!

  • Reply
    Sam - Raggedy Bits
    23/10/2018 at 3:40 am

    Such a great idea! Love that these are made from tea towels so you can change out with the seasons!! Genius!! They would be awesome for storage too!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks Sam!! Yes, after the holidays they’ll definitely get used inside my cabinet!

  • Reply
    Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    23/10/2018 at 6:51 am

    Must. Go. To. Ikea. SOON!!! These towels are so lovely! And I love what you’ve turned them into!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks so much Marjan!! I was so happy when I spotted them.

  • Reply
    Claire
    23/10/2018 at 1:21 pm

    These are very sweet and Christmassy! Love the red tartan!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      23/10/2018 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks so much Claire!! I’m looking forward to the Christmas decor.

  • Reply
    Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey
    28/10/2018 at 10:20 pm

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the step that go into this creative project. I saw your link at the Sweet Inspiration Link Party.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      29/10/2018 at 6:48 am

      Thanks so much Ann Marie!!

  • Reply
    Kim~madeinaday
    30/10/2018 at 1:30 pm

    I see you rebranded! It looks fantastic!! I love these bags. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

    • Reply
      Katrin
      01/11/2018 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks so much Kim!! I’m really happy about the change.

  • Reply
    Carol
    31/10/2018 at 1:45 am

    Katrin, I love your plaid baskets. They are really cute with the trees in them!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      01/11/2018 at 3:32 pm

      Thank you so much Carol!!

  • Reply
    Linda
    01/11/2018 at 2:14 pm

    Katrin, I like the rebrand, it describes your style perfectly! And the tea towel baskets are just so adorable and perfect for those darling little trees.

    This is my feature for this week’s Creative Circle link party!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      01/11/2018 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you so much Linda!!

  • Reply
    Christina Makri
    01/11/2018 at 3:40 pm

    Katrin, they look so cute and so Christmas! I like to use teatowels in a different way than the usual 🙂

  • Reply
    Pili
    02/11/2018 at 6:47 pm

    You always manage to transform plain Ikea stuff into unique home decor. I still swoon over your rug turned basket and these plaid baskets are adorable as well

    • Reply
      Katrin
      04/11/2018 at 4:36 pm

      Aw Thanks so much Pili!

  • Reply
    Adele
    02/11/2018 at 7:09 pm

    These plaid baskets are adorable!! Thank you for sharing how you made them.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      04/11/2018 at 4:37 pm

      Thank yo so much Adele!!

  • Reply
    Emily
    29/11/2018 at 7:44 pm

    These are so creative! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, Katrin. I’ll be including your tea towel bags in my Party Features next week. I love your new branding, too! It suits you so well.

    • Reply
      Katrin
      02/12/2018 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you so much Emily, I appreciate it!!

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