Step 5: Part II -- Sewing the Liners

13.  Make & cut your pattern.  Using the dimensions you recorded earlier, construct a basic pattern for you basket liners.  This sort of pattern is pretty simple.  Using a grid ruler (or a regular ruler in combination with a square of some sort), draw the baskets one component at a time: 4X small side, 4X long side, 2X bottom.  Add 5/8" to each side.  If you want to do this as a composite step as shown, simply add your 1 1/4" to each of your dimensions to accommodate for seam allowance.  All done drawing?  Cut it out.  Remember you'll need twice as many pieces if you're lining your liners like me.

Also, you'll need a long rectangular piece to act as a casing (X2).  This should measure just a few inches longer than 2shorts and 1long side.  In other words, one long side shy of a top perimeter.  Finally, cut two binding pieces.  These can be on the bias or just plain ol' rectancles just slightly longer than one of the long sides and about 2 1/4-3" wide.

**I used a felt pen because I A) included seam allowance in my original draft and so knew I was going to serge that edge and B) didn't care.  If you care about your fabric or elect to draft your pattern on actual measurements and then add seam allowance, you may want to make a different choice: tailor's chalk, graphite, and soap are all appropriate washable substances for marking on fabric.

14.  Serge.  This is optional and can be done after the stitching is complete.  I serged all my edges before stitching things together because I like to zone out while I finish edges and then not have to worry about it again.

15. Make the first basket liner.  Begin by stitching a small side to a big side.  Then do the other small side big side, then the other big side to the whole thing until you have a four-sided box.  Now that your sides are stitched together, you can sew the bottom on.  I'll walk you through this in pictures.  

16.  Check your fit.  Now that you have one box complete, go put it in your basket and make sure your size is correct.  If you really have doubts, you're going to want to do this as you make your pattern.  And if you really, really have doubts, just remember to err on the side of too big. 

17.  Got a nice fit?  Then continue sewing your other liner and the liner linings
too kool--mind if I ask-where did you find your baskets? Just recently my car went to the great junkyard in the sky and having been O.O.W. (out of work) for a year now my darling hubby got me a scooter/moped to run around on and do little errands. These things are great but do not have any type of storage at all except for a platform thingy where you have your baskets, so if you could divulge? Oh, I smiled at your cup holder--truth be said I've been hunting for one for my little "ride".
those wald double baskets are so awesome . i was gonna make a liner of plexi-glass ,but someone offered me way too much for my bike after i refurbed her .<br><br>before: http://claspics.com/768/754437/1306974431-187.JPG.php?p=*full-image<br><br>after : http://claspics.com/768/754437/1306974460-761.jpg.php?p=*full-image<br><br>
Beautiful butterfly ~ you make great . But i rarely idle in China travel, because we here very little natural scenery
Does this hold stuff very well? I was just wondering. Great Instructable by the way!
Thanks! The baskets hold just as much as they always have. In fact, the wings now provide an additional surface across which I can bungee items too bulky for the baskets and the liners make it possible to hold smaller things which may have originally fallen through the wire gaps. Things sometimes stick out the top as they might have before and the wings simply rest on the highest point of the cargo, propped open. Cheers!

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