Being safe inside lately has had me taking stock of my house plants. They’re a bit of a hodgepodge collection, and to give them a bit more cohesion I decided to give their pots a makeover. These easy fabric planters go together in a snap, with no pattern needed! Just grab your plants and a pen and I’ll teach you how you can make custom planters for each of your pots.
First, trace the widest part of your flower pot on your canvas. Oftentimes, this is the top of the pot like the example below, but be sure to double check if there’s a separate water catcher for the bottom.
Add 1/2″-3/4″ along the outside of the traced circle, depending on how snug you’d like the planter to fit around your pot. This will be the base of your planter.
Next you’ll need a rectangle panel to make up the sides of your planter. Measure the largest circumference of your pot as well as it’s height. Add 1/2″-3/4″ twice to the circumference measurement (the same as you added to the circle base) and this will be the length of your rectangle.
Take your height measurement and add 1″-3″ plus 1/2″ seam allowance twice, depending on how big you’d like the top fold of your planter.
My example was 12″ around and 5″ high. With a 1″ fold at the top, my final rectangle measured in at 13.25″x7″. Cut one rectangle each from your canvas and lining fabric.
Place your rectangles face to face and then you can begin sewing your planters two different ways. If you’d like the print to be inside and only peak out when folded down, sew the two together along the bottom edge like you see below.
If you’d prefer the print on the outside with the canvas folding down, sew along the top.
Unfold your two rectangles and press your seam allowance toward the canvas. Fold your fabric in half face to face, lining up your seam along the short edge and sew, as you see below.
Fold your planter sides along the top and press.
With your preferred outer layer face to face with the circle, pin and sew your sides to the base of your planter, like below.
Lastly, turn your planter right side out and insert your plant pot!
Fold the edges down and be sure to water your plant regularly! Throw your planters in a regular wash cycle whenever you need to!