Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Braided Rag Baskets

I wanted to give Sofia a bit more storage for all of her little things.  As usual, I wanted to do it for as little money as possible, and I think free fit the bill!  I used old t-shirts from my rag bin to make these cute little braided rag baskets!

First I cut the t-shirts into long strips.

I balled them up and braided them together.

I then used my sewing machine to sew the braid first into a disc shape using a zig-zag stitch.

Then I sewed the braid into walls for the basket.

After the basket was done I used some extra braid and some felt to make the basket into a little animal.

If you'd like a better explanation, check out these two tutorials that I mashed into one rag rug basket:

Moda Bake Shop Braided Rag Rug Tutorial

We All Sew Coiled Rope Basket Tutorial

My little baskets may be a bit lopsided, but I'm happy with the results!


  1. These are super cute crafty daughter!!

    1. thanks! i finished them a while ago but couldn't find the camera!

  2. Oh my gosh--these are so cute! I usually turn my old T-shirts into rags, but I'll have to try this.

    1. thanks! the first one is a little wonky but i figured it out by the third!