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Sew a Modern Canvas Planter

Jane and Sonja
Give your not-so-pretty planter a makeover with this modern canvas planter, includes a free printable pattern!
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  • 1 meter of Number 12 Canvas Material 72″ wide
  • Sewing machine and matching thread color
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Fabric chalk or pencil
  • Ruler and measuring tape
  • Canvas Planter Pattern makes a planter sized 10.5" high with 38" circumference


  • To adjust the pattern to fit around your planter, you’ll need to measure your planter and then add extra width and length to fit loosely around it.
  • The canvas planter pattern consists of 2 shapes: one circular and one rectangular shape.
  • Wash and dry the fabric prior to sewing, removing promptly from the dryer to reduce wrinkles. Iron out any creases and wrinkles prior to cutting.
  • Cut two large rectangular pieces measuring to your calculations. In my case, 11.5” wide x 38.7” long.
  • Cut two circular pieces measuring measuring to your calculations. In my case, 13” wide.
  • Divide the rectangular pieces by 4 and notch the long sides at 4 evenly spaced spots. Notch the perimeter of the circles at 4 evenly spaced spots.
  • Working with one rectangular piece at a time, fold the piece in half RIGHT sides together matching the short ends. Sew the edges together with a ½” seam allowance. Repeat with the other rectangular piece.
  • Using an iron, press the seams open.
  • Next, take one circle piece and one rectangle piece and align the notches with RIGHT sides together. Pin together if needed.
  • With a single needle stitch, sew the two pieces together.
  • This completes the outer layer of the canvas planter. To sew in the the lining, continue with the remaining instructions.
  • With RIGHT sides together, align the vertical seam from the rectangular pieces with each other. Aligning the notches, sew the two rectangular pieces together.
  • Fold the seam allowance towards the side with the open bottom and understitch along the seam to hold in place.
  • Take the other circle piece and align it with the opening matching notches.
  • Pin together (if needed) and sew together leaving a 4”-5" gap opening.
  • Turn the piece right wide out through the 4”-5" opening at the bottom.
  • Stitch the opening closed.
  • Place your potted plant inside your new modern canvas planter cover and enjoy!
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