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DIY Fabric Pots

fabric pots 2I saw some lovely fabric pots on Instagram the other day and was instantly inspired to make some of my own!

Materials:

  • Exterior fabric (I used faux leather and a tribal print cotton)
  • Interior fabric (I used rain-resistant fabric, but anything plastic like, shower resistant or water resistant would work)
  • Sewing Machine

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Now you will need to figure out the size of your fabric pot. Most of my plants are in pots that are about 12cm in diameter so I made all the fabric pots slightly larger than this.

I created these pots using two methods. I will be showing you both.

 

Method 1:

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Above you’ll see that I’ve cut the interior and exterior fabrics.

You will notice that the waterproof fabric is much shorter than the exterior fabric. This is so that I can fold the exterior fabric over and sew everything into place.

I’ve made the round bottoms about 14cm in diameter and the rectangular pieces about 40cm in length. The heights will vary depending on what method you are using to make the pot and how high your pots are.

 

Instruction Layout - fabric pot 2

  1. Fold each rectangular piece in half (right sides facing each other) and sew the side seams.
  2. Pin the circles onto the corresponding rectangular pieces (right sides facing each other) and sew in place.
  3. Turn the interior fabric right side out and place it onto the exterior fabric (wrong sides together).
  4. Pin the interior and exterior together at the top.
  5. Fold the exterior over and fold the raw seams under.
  6. Pin the fold in place and then sew.

Note: When pinning the water resistant fabric, remember to pin within the seams so that there are no holes on the final piece and any holes are hidden. If you want your pot to be super water resistant, pencil in some glue around the sewed edges on the wrong side. This will close up the gap between the fabrics. 

Turn the whole thing right side out and you’re done!

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Method 2:

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In this method the only difference is that the interior and exterior rectangles don’t differ in height and the last step is different.

As you can see, I’ve attached the water proof fabric to the faux leather for the interior side so that when everything is put together you will see the faux leather and not the water proof fabric when looking at the pot from above.

 

Instruction Layout - fabric pot 1

  1. Fold each rectangular piece in half (right sides facing each other) and sew the side seams.
  2. Pin the circles onto the corresponding rectangular pieces (right sides facing each other) and sew in place.
  3. Place one piece into the other (right sides together).
  4. Sew all along the top of the pot, leaving a gap that will be large enough to pull eveyrthing through after.
  5. Pull everythign through the gap so that it looks like the image above.
  6. Push the interior piece back into the exterior piece and close up the gap by hand.

Note: When pinning the water resistant fabric and leather, remember to pin within the seams so that there are no holes on the final piece and any holes are hidden. If you want your pot to be super water resistant, pencil in some glue around the sewed edges on the wrong side. This will close up the gap between the fabrics. 

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Once you’ve come up with a pattern that you like, it’s so simple to make one in every fabric and one for every plant in the home!

Note that these pots are not completely water proof, just water resistant. Even if you get water resistant fabic, there are still holes in the fabric from where you’ve sewed and there is always possibilities for water to seep through. I water the plants while they are still in the fabric pot, but I am very aware of how much water goes in because I don’t want it to pool inside. To be safe, I’d say you should take your plants out before watering them and have it drain properly before placing them back in.

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LOve <3

Yin

xx



14 responses to “DIY Fabric Pots”

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  2. Sophia says:

    I love the look of these, it is a gorgeous idea:) I will definitely make myself a tribal print one! Thanks for the idea, Sophia
    http://www.littlesewingmachine.blogspot.de

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  8. nancy says:

    beautiful post, love this tutorial!!

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