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From: slay722
Date: 07-25-2006, 06:41 PM (1 of 5)
I am fairly new to sewing, but I would like to make several (actually more like 20 or so) basket liners for my baskets around the house. I have quite a few of them in various shapes and sizes and have found it hard to find liners in just the right colors to go with my decor. I had an idea to make them, but have not found a pattern to use. Can anyone help? :smile:
User: slay722
Member since: 07-21-2006
Total posts: 2
From: HeyJudee
Date: 07-25-2006, 08:43 PM (2 of 5)
Welcome to SWN! I posted some links to basket liner patterns a while ago in another thread. Here is the link to that post. Maybe you will find something there.

One more I just found.
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User: HeyJudee
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From: pucktricks
Date: 07-26-2006, 09:37 AM (3 of 5)
My quick cheater method I was planning on trying is to put the basket on top of some paper, trace around the bottom of the basket and then pick it up and use that for your pattern piece (and with the extra width of having traced around the outside, you should already have seam allowances). I'm still trying to decide if I'd do it the same way to get the sides (mine are all rectangular, so that'd be possible), or just use a tape measure and cut it out using a rotary cutter.

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From: beachgirl
Date: 07-26-2006, 04:18 PM (4 of 5)
I've made basket liners doing just that. I have all sizes plus square,round & odd sizes. Some are easier to do than others. The ones with handles are a little more trouble. I seem to get it done to my likeing in time. I'm stubborn.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
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From: BeckyW
Date: 07-31-2006, 11:43 AM (5 of 5)
The best way I have found to make a pattern is to take gift wrap tissue and use it to mold to the inside of the basket and create the pattern. Several years back I helped a friend make a lining for an antique cradle. We took tissue and covered the bottom which was oval. Then just smoothing it into the corners we took a pencil and traced along the inside bottom to create the same oval. Trimming to the drawn line, and placing it back in the cradle showed we got a good fit. After setting that aside we draped tissue paper around the perimeter so that the edges just touched the bottom and excess tissue just fell over the sides. Then we taped all the side tissue together and marked along the top. After cutting to marked line, we tried it back on to check the fit. Next we cut both pieces out of fabric, adding seam allowances. Then it was just a matter of stitching it up.
User: BeckyW
Member since: 12-25-2004
Total posts: 24
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