Everyone needs a new basket this time of year. Don’cha think?
This is my version of a NO SEW woven basket.
I know it’s hard to believe but some people out there think they can’t sew. I won’t mention any names…… JAN…….but here is a project that even she can do.
First, choose some fabric that makes you happy.
My sister’s vintage camper has curtains now with this pattern. I smile each time I see it.
Tear the fabric into one inch strips. You could cut it, but I like the rough edges and tearing is much faster.
Start to wrap the fabric strips around the cord. When you get a few inches wrapped, roll the cord into a spiral.
Use the fabric to hold the spiral together by wrapping a figure eight every inch or so. This part is the hardest and most awkward. Just keep at it and it will get easier, I promise.
When you get the base as wide as you’d like it to be, start to stack the cord on top of the outer ring. Continue with the wrap and figure eight every inch or so, just guide the cord upward instead of out.
Keep stacking and wrapping until your basket is as tall as you’d like.
Now you’re ready to wrap the handle. Just wrap the cord without the figure eights until your handle is just the right length.
Once your handle is wrapped to the right length, pull the end of the handle through the top cord. Wrap the fabric around to hold it in place and tie a knot in the fabric and cut the cord. A fabric bow could be placed here to cover up any bulk.