How to line a wicker storage basket

Written by linda shepard | 13/05/2017
How to line a wicker storage basket
Line a wicker basket with cotton fabric to protect the contents. (Cindy Singleton/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Wicker is a sturdy and inexpensive material often used for storage baskets. The open weave of the wicker allows for air circulation while providing a decorative surface. Lining the basket with soft, 100 per cent cotton fabric keeps small objects from falling through the wicker reeds and protects delicate clothing from snagging on rough wicker edges. The fine cotton fabric also allows air circulation in the storage basket.

Measure the width and length of the outside of the wicker storage basket. Cut out a piece of fabric to match these measurements for lining the basket bottom.

Measure around the entire basket with the tape measure. Measure the height of the basket and add 10 cm (4 inches). Cut out a strip of cotton fabric to match the measurements.

Sew the strip to the lining bottom, right sides together, with a 6 mm (1/4 inch) seam. Sew the ends of the strip together to create a tube with a flat bottom.

Pin and sew a 6 mm (1/4 inch) hem on the top edge of the tube.

Insert the fabric tube into the wicker basket. Fold the excess fabric over the top edge of the basket.

Attach the liner to the basket along the top edge with small hand stitches through openings in the wicker, using a needle and thread.

Things you need

  • 50 cm (1/2 yard) 100 per cent cotton fabric
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread

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