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Monday, May 22, 2017

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Hello and welcome to another tutorial: how to create a basket lining in a quick and easy way.

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

First, choose your basket and fabric for the lining. I used a square basket but the tutorial works well for rectangular or round baskets too. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Place the basket on top of the fabric and trace the bottom with chalk or disappearing ink. By tracing the outside of the basket, you are automatically creating your seam allowance. Cut the bottom piece of the lining. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Then cut a piece of fabric wide enough to go around the outside of the basket and high enough to fold over the edge. This will be the side lining. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Sew the short edges of the side lining right sides together, and then pin the sine lining piece to the bottom of the lining (right sides together), creating little pleats at the corners. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Sew all around. 

Test your lining. It should perfectly fit the inside of the basket. As to the folded part, you have three alternatives: (i) fold it over again to hide the raw edge, (ii) sew a simple hem or (iii) add a bit of lace or a cute ribbon. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

I decided to sew a purple lacy edge I had in my stash. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

And you're done, you've created a simple but pretty lining for your basket!

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Here's the finished product, side by side with the other basket I embellished for spring

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less
 
How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

This is also great to create gift baskets: buy an inexpensive basket, add a cute lining, fill it with goodies and you have a lovely gift. 

How to line a basket in 15 minutes or less

Happy Monday!

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26 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I think my liner sewing would take a lot more than 15 minutes. ;) Visiting from Really Crafty Party.

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    1. Well, in this case you can make it pretty quickly because you literally cut the corners, so the lining sides are just one piece. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. Oh, I really want to learn how to sew, so I think this might be a good beginner's project!

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    1. Yes, I think it's a great beginner project. Good luck with your sewing!

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  3. These would make lovely gift-baskets indeed. Thank you for sharing the how-to! Must keep it in mind!
    Have a great week, dear Teresa,
    Marjan

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful week too!

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  4. What an easy tutorial. And the baskets are so adorable.

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  5. So cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. So easy!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!!

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    1. Thank you for hosting and for stopping by!

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  7. Hi Teresa,
    What a great tutorial! I am hosting a baby shower later this summer and this may be just the ticket. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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    1. Thank you, and good luck with the baby shower!

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  8. Lovely basket. Makes me wish again I could sew more. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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  9. I love this project, perfect for using that pretty piece of fabric that's been waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg :)

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    1. Thank you Lydia, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  10. Hi Teresa,
    This looks so easy to do. I wish I had a sewing machine. I really love the decorated on for Spring. Congratulations on being featured on Healthy, Happy Green & Natural blog hop. Pinned & tweeted!

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    1. Thank you for the feature Marla. I haven't been to the blog hop yet this week. Heading over now.

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  11. This is such a cute project. I love how easy it is to do. Pinning to my sewing board. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. These turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best. I love makeovers!

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    1. Thank you, for hosting and for stopping by!

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  13. You make sewing a liner for a basket so easy. Excellent tutorial. Thank you for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring your basket liner tomorrow at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

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