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.
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.
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.
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.
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.