These button boat fabric baskets are fun and easy to make. The design is by Lazy Girl Designs and a pattern named Button Boats. Keep reading or watch the video below to learn more about this pattern and how easy they are to make.
These button boats would be a great gift! They can even store flat when not in use.
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Pattern and other supplies
The Lazy Girl Designs Button Boat pattern can be purchased at a local quilt store or online. There are links to online sites at the end of this post to the pattern and other supplies you will need for this project.
Stiff Stuff by Lazy Girl Designs will also be needed for this project. The Stiff Stuff keeps the boat standing and gives it a nice shape.
The Heat 'n Bond light will also be needed to fuze the stiff stuff to the fabrics.
Select Fabrics and buttons
To make the button boats, you will need two coordinating fat quarters of fabric. Our button boats were made with coordinating batiks in pinks and purples.
Have fun selecting fabrics for these button boats. Almost any cotton fabrics can be used from novelty, batiks, prints, or themed designs.
Four buttons will also be needed for each button boat. Pick buttons that coordinate with the fabrics selected. Flat buttons work best for this project. Pearl cotton in a coordinating color will also be needed.
Creating the Button Boat
We cannot give you all of the instructions for making this button boat since this is a copyright-protected pattern. We can share that the pattern contains detailed instructions and pictures to guide you through making the button boat.
The pattern includes a template to use for cutting the planks. The edges of the planks are zig-zagged with coordinating thread and sewn together.
Below is a photo of the button boat in progress. The pink is tape holding the planks together.
I made four button boats in a couple of hours. I recommend making several all at the same time as this can be a fast way to make a bunch of them.
These button boats would make a wonderful end of year teacher gift. Add some candies or teacher supplies to the fabric basket and wrap!
We hope you enjoyed seeing this quick, fun and easy project and consider making some button boats for yourself.
Look below for some links to purchase the pattern, stiff stuff, and other supplies for this project.
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