Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tutorial Tuesday - Easy basket liners!
These were so fun, fast, & easy to make! In addition to just beautifying & protecting your basket, wool is insulated, so these would make fabulous bread baskets!
To make your patterns trace the bottom of your basket (make it a 1/2" smaller on either side if you won't have a seam, serging) for your bottom piece. For the sides, measure the side of your basket's width, and add how ever many inches you want it overlapping at the top. Cut your pieces. You will need one bottom and 4 sides. For a more finished look, you can use the hem of the sweater as the edge of the liner.
Now sew your 4 sides together, right sides in.
Sew the bottom to your sides, and you are done! Just slide it into your basket & fold down the edge. Wasn't that easy?
I forgot to tamp it down with my finger in the corners before taking the picture, but it looks much better that this.
FYI, the plaid sweater I used for the liner in the first picture is 65% merino wool/ 35% acrylic, and felted beautifully!