CHOOSE LARGE-SCALE PRINTS TO MAKE EYE-CATCHING BASKETS FOR YOUR TABLE
YOU WILL NEED
Makes one (1) basket
■ Exterior fabric: 10½in x 15in
■ Lining fabric: 10½in x 15in
■ Fusible batting: 10½in x 15in
■ Binding: 2½in x 24in strip
■ 5in square approx.
CONSTRUCTING THE BASKET
1 Fuse the batting to the wrong side of the lining fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
2 Take the exterior fabric 10½in x 15in piece and fold in half, RST, so the
10½in edges align. Sew down the two sides with a ¼in seam allowance.
Carefully align one side seam with the centre fold at the bottom. Measure and mark a 4in long line, perpendicular to the seam (Fig A). Sew along the line and trim the excess fabric, leaving a ¼in seam allowance (Fig B). Repeat for the other bottom corner.
4 Repeat steps 2–3 to construct the batting-fused lining piece.
3 Turn the exterior piece right side out and insert the lining inside, WST (Fig C). Align the side seams and top raw edges and baste together.
4 Pin or clip the binding around the edges and hand stitch around the top of the basket to finish (Fig D).