DIY LEATHER BASKET
You will need pencil; ruler; approx 80cm x 80cm of leather (at least 1.5mm thickness); scissors; hole puncher; 2 x laundry pegs or bulldog clips.
ONE Use pencil and ruler to draw a 60cm x 70cm rectangle on back of leather.
TWO On the left shorter edge, measure and draw a 20cm horizontal line 20cm from the top edge. Draw a second 20cm parallel line, 20cm from the bottom edge.
THREE Repeat on the right hand shorter edge, drawing two 20cm horizontal lines, 20cm from top and 20cm from bottom.
FOUR Cut these lines with scissors so you’re left with three flaps either side. You may want to trim the outer flaps into a curved shape like we have done, or simply leave as is.
FIVE Pull the two outer flaps towards each other, in front of the middle flap, and clip into place with pegs or clips.
SIX Punch a hole in each flap. Push pencil through hole to mark hole points on middle flap, then punch holes with hole punch.
SEVEN Cut a new strip of leather approx 1cm x 20cm. Thread this through all four holes and tie in place.
EIGHT Repeat steps five to seven on the other side of the basket.