To begin, gather your materials. You'll need 3/4 yard of two fabrics, one for the outer basket, one for the liner. (This will actually be enough fabric for two baskets, but you need the length.) You'll also need 25" of contrasting piping or ruffled fabric. If you want to add the applique, you'll need heat n bond lite, and scraps of black, white and other colored fabrics. Of course, you'll want your scissors, seam ripper, and sewing machine. Have your iron handy for pressing seams.
All seams will be sewn at 1/4".
Let's begin. Print your templates (or HERE). Cut out your pattern pieces.
You should have, one bottom piece of each fabric, one 8" by 19.5" piece of each fabric, and a 3" by 17" piece of fabric for the handle.
Make sure the seam of the side piece is centered on one of the long portions of the bottom. This will be the back of your basket.
Both the lining and the outer should be sewed to their respective bottom pieces. Now, you'll want to topstitch the outer basket bottom to give the bottom some more strength.
The handle is complete. Grab the outer basket piece. Fold the outer basket so that the oval bottom is straight.
The basting stitch should be at less than 1/4" so it doesn't show in the final product.
Be sure to mark a 3" opening for turning your basket right side out.
Fabric basket with ruffled edge.
Fabric basket with piping.
You can stop here, if you wish, or proceed with the applique.
You'll need 4 pieces. An egg shape on white, two stripes, and your monogram.
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