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With instructions: How to make this wooden basket

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Nicely packed

Also firewood wants to be packed nicely. Make yourself with our guide this pretty wooden basket.

You need this:

  • approx. 20 cm solid checked wool fabric (150 cm wide)
  • approx. 100 cm solid plain wool fabric (150 cm wide) Attention: Quantity of fabric depends on the basket used and must be calculated individually!
  • possibly small rest (25 x 12 cm) different colored uni wool fabric for attachment pocket
  • approx. 1.2 m color matching bias binding
  • matching sewing threads
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • pins
  • Chalk or pencil
  • sewing machine
  • Iron

That's how it's done:

Since each basket is usually an individual handicraft, an individual cut must be made. This should be a little further, to compensate for small bumps, so he does not sit too tight. The best is a rectangular or square basket.


1. Measure the bottom of the basket on the outside and add about 5 cm on each side (eg floor area: 25 x 35 cm = cut floor: 30 x 40 cm). Here is already a seam allowance of 1 cm included = cut bottom plate.

2. Measure the distance from the bottom of the basket inside to the end of the envelope with a tape measure (here: 40 cm) and add seam allowances (1 cm each above and below) = height.
Calculate the width of this part by the dimension of the base plate as follows. Ground: 30 x 40 cm = circumference: 140 cm. Cutting width: 140 cm - 6 cm = 134 cm. Cutting: 1 base plate 30 x 40 cm, one "side part": 42 x 134 cm.

3. Determine the height of the circumferential check edge and cut to length with seam allowances (1 cm). B. 15 x 134 cm.

4. Determine pocket sizes and trim with seam allowances. B. 12 x 25 cm. Now you have cut all the necessary parts.

5. If the basket has handles, measure now where the cover must have openings for the handles. Record this on the side panel, cut in there and surround the openings all around with bias tape. In this course, also border the top edge of the attachment pocket with bias binding.

6. Iron check fabric at upper and lower edge of 1 cm, place, staple with pins and quilt. Place the attachment bag, staple with needles and quilt.

7. Sew side panel together with a seam to form a "hose". This seam flush with a corner of the floor slab r. on r. create and sew on all around. When sewing at the corners, cut the side panel slightly within the seam allowance - this will relax the fabric and make it easier to get around. Tip: Always staple, try or try on, you can quickly up u. below or inside u. confused outside and sew the wrong way around!

8. Iron the seam allowance at the outer edge and sew inwards.