Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

 

Sewing Tutorial Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern Easy Beginner Project

When you start sewing, you’ll realize that there’s a lot of extra thread piling up on your sewing desk. I created an easy, beginner thread catcher pattern to hold all of your discarded thread tails. You’ll need 10 squares total, so that leaves you with 32 extras squares from this charm pack, which consists of Victorian textile designer William Morris’ designs.

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Materials used:

First, pick the five designs you want for the outside and the lining. You can mix and match if you’d like, but I chose five of the same pattern for each part.
Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

Next, cut some interfacing approximately 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4.” Your squares are 5×5, and it’s easier to sew 1/4″ seams if you don’t have to sew through the interfacing, too. Sew each of the side squares to the center square like so:

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

Next, sew each of the outside squares to each other.

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

Sew your lining squares together in the same way, so that you have two identical pieces. Right sides together, sew around the top, leaving an opening of about 1 1/2″ (see the blue lines I made to mark this opening).Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

Now turn your piece right side out through that opening.

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

Push the lining into the outside casing to create your thread catcher.

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

Stitch around the top to close the open section.

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

I thought it needed a little more reinforcement at the top, so I added some black bias tape.

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

And that’s it!

Sewing Tutorial: Thread Catcher Basket Free Pattern

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