Most baskets are slightly wider at the top than at the bottom, so the liners should follow suit. With four darts in the side-wall fabric where it meets the base fabric, you can create a snug fit.
Tools and Materials
- Metallic spray paint
- Fabric, such as linen
- Tape measure
- Straight pins
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread
Silver-Coated Lined Basket Centerpiece How-To
1. Coat basket lightly with spray paint; let dry.
2. Cut out a fabric circle with a diameter 1/2 inch larger than that of the bottom of basket. Cut out a fabric rectangle on the bias: The length should be 1 inch longer than the circumference of the top of basket; the width should be 1 1/2 inches longer than basket's height.
3. Fold rectangle, right side up, so short sides meet; pin together to make a loop.
4. Stitch loop with 1/2-inch seam allowance.
5. To attach loop to fabric circle, first gather excess fabric at the bottom of loop in 4 even darts, so the circumference of the base of loop is the same as that of the fabric circle; pin darts to secure.
6. Pin base of loop to fabric circle, right side up, so the edges of both pieces meet around the entire perimeter.
7. Stitch perimeter with 1/2-inch seam allowance.
8. Turn liner right side out, and place in basket.
9. Fold excess fabric over the rim. Turn edges under 1/2 inch, and pin around the perimeter.
10. With doubled thread and slip stitches, sew, pulling thread through basket every couple of stitches to secure.