Introduction: Baskets for Mom

These canvas baskets are really pretty, easy and fun to make, and can be used by Mom for anything! My mom loves them!

Materials needed:

---Canvas (round and rectangular)
---Scissors
---Needle and yarn (any colors)

Step 1: Step 1 - Cutting

Cut a rectangular piece of canvas of a width of about 3", ensuring that lengthwise, it perfectly encircles the circle-shaped canvas (if it doesn't, trim it a little bit!)

Step 2: Step 2 - Connecting the Ends

Join the ends of the rectangular strip of canvas, with the needle and yarn.

Step 3: Step 3 - Connecting the Canvases

Fit the circular canvas within the newly joined rectangular strip, now the "wall" of the basket; sew them together with the needle and yarn, all the way around.

Step 4: Step 4 - Adding the Handle

Cut another rectangular strip of canvas, a little less wide than the first one (that was the "wall" of the basket; this will be the handle). Connect one end to any area on the circular frame of the forming basket. After fastening that end with the needle and yarn, take the free end and fasten it to the exact opposite end of the basket.

Step 5: Step 5 - Stitch Over Raw Edges

With the same color yarn, stitch over all of the "raw edges" of the joined canvases, going over the circular basket "wall", and the handle. The "skeleton" of the basket is now complete!

Step 6: Step 6 - Designing and Finish!

This is the fun part! With the needle and any color (or colors) of yarn, and using the grid of the canvas as a guide, simply "fill in" the surface of the basket with stitches! Anything goes!!

Have fun! Thanks for looking!

Comments

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HeartFlower (author)2009-05-25

Thanks everyone! :-)

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h23 (author)2009-05-23

Beautiful!!

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Angelique17 (author)2009-05-23

This piece is an extraordinary way to gift out and give a sense of equanimity to friends. Exceptionally cool! I’ll bet there’re many unheard-of ways to get this pattern to move hearts! Bravo!

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twinkathy (author)2009-05-20

Very PRETTY colorful baskets that look handy as well!

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marybear (author)2009-05-20

I love them.

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sdude101 (author)2009-05-20

Simply Fantastic

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bariw786 (author)2009-05-20

Thats amaaaazing!

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sdude101 (author)bariw7862009-05-20

Just Amazing

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pnelsen (author)2009-05-20

These can be used for a lot of things. I think they are so cute.

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jessyratfink (author)2009-05-17

I've always wanted to use canvas. I keep looking at it and fretting about it. But this looks really easy! :)

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