kraft-tex Woven Basket

This week, I was ready for an easy sewing project that I could prep while listening to a Zoom call. Anyone else have Zoom fatigue? It’s a real thing! I think it helps me stay motivated by doing some crafting in the background, so this kraft-tex project was on my mind.

If you haven’t tried kraft-tex, it’s a faux leather that cuts as easily as paper but sews up like fabric! There are many creative applications you can add to the kraft-tex: stamping, printing, dyeing, embroidery, painting, and more.

kraft-tex woven basket

I started with the woven basket pattern from the book Create with Cork Fabric by Jessica Sallie Kapitanski (Stash Books). I adapted the pattern, making my basket about an inch shorter and using one less weaving strip. 

I used Saffron kraft-tex
for the basket and Linen kraft-tex for the weaving strips. I think the kraft-tex is a nice substitue for cork fabric in this project, and I’m going to try some other home decor projects from the book as well!

It has some very cute jewelry I’m dying to make.

kraft-tex woven basket

picked up the lining fabric from someone in my quilt guild, since we had
a scrap swap. I love this fabric (not sure who makes it), and
especially for this project because of the colors and the cool “woven”

kraft-tex woven basket

It turned out so cute and I can’t wait set it out with some napkins for our next cookout! It’s also the perfect size for stashing sewing patterns. 🙂

kraft-tex woven basket

kraft-tex Color of the Month 2020

I’m looking forward to sharing more kraft-tex project ideas each
month of 2020 as a #krafttexambassador ! Each month I’ll share a
different kraft-tex project in the color of the month (hint: think birthstones). Here are my past projects.

May: kraft-tex Succulent Plant
April: kraft-tex Pillow Boxes for Gift Wrap
March: kraft-tex Flat Zipper Pouch Tutorial
February: kraft-tex Wallet
January: Wide Zipper Pouch

To shop all of the colors of kraft-tex and get more project ideas, visit and search kraft-tex.

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!