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DIY Fabric Pots

I 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

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:

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.

  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!

Method 2:

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.

  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.

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.

I 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

DIY fabric grow pots Cannabags made from Eco Felt

  • Nov 10, 2013
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  • Cannafan
    Member of the Month: Jan 2014, May 2016, Feb 2017

    This DIY will show you how to make your own Fabric Grow pots using ECO FELT. I call them “CannaBags” (credit to member Rainstacks for the name idea). Eco felt is made from recycled plastic bottles. This is a very sturdy grow pot and is washable! You will have much better aeration to your root system and good even water absorption and drainage.
    The DIY is for an approximate 7 gallon grow pot. You can make them as large or smaller as you like by adjusting your measurements accordingly. Just be sure to cut the round bottom the same size and the opening.
    I will not be instructing people how to sew here, I am taking for granted you already know the basics of sewing/cutting/measuring and how to use a sewing machine.
    Here are the materials to start with, of course you need scissors, pins, measuring tape and a black marker is helpful:

    One length of Eco felt cut 9.5″ x 26.5″
    One 9″ Eco felt circle. I used a styrofoam plastic plate which was 9″ and cut about 1/2″ away from the circle I drew on the fabric with a black marker.
    Two 5″ lengths of strapping material. You can get this from old seatbelts, backpack bags or hunting straps. Look around, you’ll see them used in all kinds of things. 😉
    Black nylon thread. Important to use Nylon as it won’t deteriorate with moisture like polyester thread would.
    Bias tape (black would be preferred, all I had was white) is optional. I used it on my top edge as you will see later just to give a little extra anti-stretch to the pot.

    Set your stitch length at wider spacing than normal. I have my machine set at “1”. That way the stitching won’t be too tight and wind up cutting too much on the material later.

    Now sew the edges together with 1/2″ seam. 5/8″ is usually the normal is sewing, but I wanted to come out even numbered on fitting pieces together. 😉

    This step is optional, I wanted a good strong rim on the pot so it will last through many uses. I folded the bias tape in half and pinned it to the edge of the top about 1/4″ down from the edge. Then sewed it in place.
    When that is done, fold the top down over the bias tape about 1/2″ and sew within about 1/4″ of the edge so you are sewing onto the bias tape too. If you choose not to use the bias tape, just fold over about 1/2″ and sew it 1/4″ from the top. Make sure you are sewing the fold to the INSIDE of the pot.

    Now pin the bottom circle to the bottom of the pot. Make sure you have the seam outside when you do this and pin the circle inside the opening. You may have to work it a little to get it even so you won’t have ripples. Sew it carefully making sure to turn your fabric with the circle and you will do fine.

    Then sew it in place with about 1/2″ seam.

    Now you are ready for the handles. Pin the handles in place on the seam side of the pot (outside) and then sew an “X” on each end of the handle. Then repeat the process with the remaining strap on the other side of the pot. These will make it good and strong for lifting.

    Your eco friendly Cannabag grow pot is now complete!

    Questions or comments are welcome and please let me know if there is anything I need to add or correct. I did this in a bit of a rush today. Enjoy!

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