5 Colours x 2.3mt lengths of Double Folded Bias Binding (Click HERE to Purchase)
6mm Double Sided Sticky Tape (Click HERE to purchase)
Wonder clips or clothespins (Click HERE to purchase)
Scissors (Click HERE to purchase)
Thread (Click HERE to purchase)
Prepare 5 Fabric Strips:
Press bias binding strips in half, if not using Centre Folded Bias Binding. (A)
Stick double-sided tape inside the fold of the bias binding. (B)
Peel paper off, fold in half and press. (C)
Cut each strip into 4 equal pieces
Weave strips together - 10 vertical strips and 10 horizontal strips repeating the 5 colours twice each way. Pull and manoeuvre each length to tighten the weave. Weave a thread or string around the edge of the woven section to mark the edge and hold the weaving in place.
Divide the 10 strips on each side in half (one set of colours) and weave them together, one side at a time. Start with the strips in the middle (strips 1), cross them and weave both strips out to the edge through strips 2-5. Place a wonder clip or clothespin at the top to hold it in place. (A new corner will form at the bottom of strips 1). Repeat these steps for the remaining strips 2-5. Don’t worry if the weave pattern is not very tight yet. You can tighten it later on by gently pulling.
Now join the 4 sides by weaving them together.
Pull the strips to tighten and fold the strips down towards the inside. Use wonder clips to hold the edge in place.
Weave the ends in on the inside of the basket. Use a point turner or crochet hook to help push the ends through.
Put a dab of glue between the layers along the top edge. Use big wonder clips to hold the layers tight until the glue is dry. Trim the ends inside the basket and your basket is finished!