Now I just needed a liner so the goodies we tote don't fall through the wire.
Inspired by several designs on Etsy, I got busy digging through my fabric bins to find the perfect colors for my liner. I selected a vintage feedsack piece in reds that match my bike and a natural tone linen. I would have liked a heaver canvas for the outer shell, but my machine just doesn't do well with heavy weights.
Next I took some measurements to be sure my liner fit properly and drafted a pattern on some larger packing/filler paper.
My basket measured 9 x 14.25 inches at the top and 6.75 x 11.5 inches at the bottom with a depth of 9 inches.
My edge pieces ended up being slightly trapzoidal with a rectangular bottom.
Here is a draft of the front piece to get an idea of what they look like. The back piece has a cut out so it can wrap around the bicycle attachment with a grosgrain ribbon tie.
After cutting the pieces and assembling I'm ready to roll!
What do you think?
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