How to Sew a Liner for a Basket with Handles
Baskets come in all shapes and sizes and if this is your first time sewing a basket liner then I suggest buying a square or rectangle basket.
For this basket on the right, I lined it with leftover green check material I had after making a small duvet cover.
This lining would be suitable as a baby basket liner or as an Easter basket liner. Just imagine this basket filled with Easter cupcakes!!
The beauty of sewing your own basket liners is that you can make a liner to match the decor in a room in your home or one for every season throughout the year.
SO LETS GET SEWING!!
Measure the base of the basket. This material measures 7.5 inches square (19.05cm)
Then measure the inside of the basket. Around the inside, depth and half way down the outside and add 1 inch (2.05 cm) seam allowance.
And because the top of my basket is bigger than the base I have to cut my fabric at an angle.
Around the inside top of the basket:
38 inches + 1 inch seam allowance = 39 inches.
96.5 cm + 2.5 cm seam allowance = 99 cm.
Around the inside base, this measures:
7.5 x 4 = 30 inches + 1 inch seam allowance = 31 inches.
19.05 x 4 = 76.02 cm + 2.05 cm seam allowance = 78.07 cm
The depth of the inside and half way down the outside of my basket measures:
6 + 3 + 1 inch seam allowance = 10 inches
15.4 + 7.6 + 2.5 cm = 25.05 cm
And cut out.
If your basket has sides at an angle, it should look like picture #2 when cut out.
But if your basket has straight sides your fabric will be an oblong shape, straight at the sides.
Sewing basket liners for your homemade gift baskets is fun to do and makes any basket look special. Filled with lots of food goodies for Easter, lots of baby gifts for a baby shower or even baked goods for a homemade thank you gift basket.
So get creative sewing basket liners!!
..what kind of fabric and basket did you use? I would love to hear your stories, ideas or tips for making gift baskets. Go to my contact me page and share your ideas with me and others.
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