Handmade Style

Rain Walk Baskets // Handmade Style

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Who loves a good handmade basket? I know I do. I had quite a few sketches drawn out for this basket before I settled on this design (Basket project from Handmade Style). It’s simple and classic and great for holding stuffed animals, yarn, or gifts.

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I love the way they look lined up on a bookshelf. And the leather handles look so pretty with any fabric. These are sewn up in my fabric, Rain Walk. The outer shell uses the cotton canvas and the lining is quilting cotton. I love how alive the fabrics feel and how they spark this glow in my living room. When I was designing Rain Walk, I made sure to try and keep true to my aesthetic by bringing the strike offs into the different spaces in my home. I definitely feel they strike a good vibe in my living room.

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As for the basket pattern, please be aware that there is a bit of errata for this project, you can find the details on my errata page (if any others show up I’ll be posting them there as well). So much work and a huge team effort went into testing and editing all the projects in the book, so it makes me sad that this one slipped by. I hope you’ll forgive this error. The project is fixable if you did happen to cut it out before finding the errata, so shoot me an email and I can get you set up so you don’t have to recut pieces. But hopefully if you’re planning on making the basket you can take note of this and cut the correct dimensions.

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Overall the basket is designed to have the lining be a 1/2″ shorter than the outer shell, my opinion is that it makes for a nice fit. The lining is taught so when it’s filled it helps the basket keep it’s shape. However, feel free to play around with it! You could alternately cut the lining pieces the same as the exterior, just be aware that you will probably encounter a bit more bunching in the lining.

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All that said, I love all 7 baskets that I’ve made so far. Combing fabrics is such a treat and the basket comes together fairly quickly.

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Pattern: Basket from my book Handmade Style
Fabric: Rain Walk for Cloud9 Fabrics by me!
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Basket Project from Handmade Style book by Anna Graham, fabric Rain Walk by Cloud9

20 thoughts on “Rain Walk Baskets // Handmade Style

  1. Ines says:

    Oh wow… so so lovely!
    Hugs Ines♥

  2. How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  3. Rachel says:

    The curved bottoms and leather handles make these look so stylish! I’ll definitely be making some. They look so good in your fabric too.

  4. dolores says:

    Great idea for keeping the whole thing “firm”!:) Can’t wait for you to start selling the books!

    I have a vegan in the house so I’ll have to do something else for the handle….I’m sure I’ll figure something out from my vast hoard of notions!:)

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂 Oh and yes, definitely could use cotton webbing or make a fabric handle to replace the leather. 🙂

  5. LINDA says:

    HELLO, these baskets are so neat! I’d love to make some similar! Like the handles too! Is that just a fabric square holding the leather strap handle< or is it a "ready-made"? Thank You for your book+inspiration to others! HAPPY SUMMER !

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Linda, all the instructions are in my book. 🙂

  6. Jessica says:

    These are definitely high on my list from the book! They look like they might fit perfectly into the cubbies of IKEA Expedit/ Kallax shelves. Have you tested this theory by chance?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Oh yes! they do fit Ikea cubbies like expedit. 🙂

  7. Ioleen says:

    Lovely looking baskets.

  8. farmquilter says:

    Great baskets! I just love your fabric line!!!

  9. jen says:

    wow. just wow. those are gorgeous!

  10. Karen says:

    Wow, Anna! Rain Walk made by YOU! I love the fabric and how you’ve used it in these really neat baskets. Can’t wait until I can get my hands on some of the fabric–When will it be on the shelf?k

  11. Karen says:

    Well, if I hadn’t been out of town and then returning to read my emails in a random order, I’d know you’ve told us where to find your wonderful fabric! Whoopee!

  12. so pretty! Well done.

  13. Jan R. says:

    Love the grey chair! Remember where it is from?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thank you! Yes, it’s from West Elm. 🙂

  14. Cindy says:

    These are super cute and look gorgeous in your fabrics! Love the leather handles!:)

  15. Annette says:

    Hi there! I’ve enjoyed your blog for a while as well as some of your patterns. I’ve seen you use these nice leather straps on quite a few things and I was wondering if you have a recommended source for them, I’ve had trouble finding them. Thanks! Annette

  16. Anna Graham says:

    Hi Annette, I have my resources listed in the back of my book. These particular leather straps I purchase from an etsy shop named AllLeatherSupplies.

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