How to line a vintage basket
Before i begin, I would like to politely enquire.
if anyone is bored with my coloured basket posts?
If you are I suggest you look away now…or scroll on !
This is my number three, the lemony yellow one
Now don’t worry…..this one looks in better condition than it really is…photos do that sometime don’t they?
It had some rather tatty and broken bits mainly to the interior.
The other half (the talented one) whisked it away to his workshop at the weekend and gave it back to me yesterday…
looking like this wooohooo…
This basket for some reason needed lots of coats and even more drying time than the others?
If he had sprayed it at home I would have spirited it away to my
lair sewing room, and tried to line it with the paint still tacky …to disastrous consequences and possible tantrums.
This time, I was aiming for non floral, I did not want this one to be ‘pretty,pretty’
I wanted it to be striking and retro in all its lemony glory.
I chanced upon this vintage piece from my stash, it had some damage and appeared weakened by its age.
Thus perfect for lining my lemony basket, as no stress would be put upon it.
If anyone knows what design it is i would love to know?
Some of you have been interested to learn how I line my baskets,
….so I will show and tell with this one….
Select your fabric and simply draw around the base of your chosen basket and adding a ‘bit’ for the hem.
try it for size?
Measure the depth and the circumference and add another ‘bit’ to both measurments
Cut out both shapes…..you can see I have had to patch some yellow fabric to my precious vintage to make up the bulk of the lining.
Sew the edging into a tube,
and then right sides together…sew bottom edge to base easing in the corners.
I do this by ironing four points/creases into each and matching them up.
like so…. and sew!
Decide on a trim or a tie ribbon as I have done and hem according to your choice.
Insert lining and admire.
Oh and take lots of pictures to put on fb and instagram…sharing is good for you!
bestest to you this rainy friday…