Diy : remake a tattered basket

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This XL size basket was demoted to a scrap pattern paper basket when it developed holes and the loose handle syndrome. It was a good basket, great for throwing in swimming suits and towels. It’s a shame to let it be in this state, think of the weaver who took time to weave such a big basket. How many times did she cut her fingers ? *cry*

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*Picture of the hole which got progressively bigger.*

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So I patched the holes up with duct tape. I heard from the series, “Lost”, that duct tape can fix everything, even broken airplanes. ( Off the topic , sorry for my messy table. I have to keep all electrical cords on the table, else Little Dog Monster and His Sidekick will chew them in half. )

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I measured out some black vinyl to sew a base. I did the rectangular box base. I have to adjust the side seams quite a couple of times to get it to fit.

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Next, I folded over the top and pounded some holes all around. I then decide on which color cord I’d like to be in the “makeover”.

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I chose off-white. Unsurprisingly.

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Then I sew in the handles. I found a local leather shop which I suspect is selling to Japanese designers. I’ve seen some of their handles popping up in Japanese bag making books. This set of handles costs me around 350bht ( 11-12 us$) and it’s real leather. I sew in the handles the same way as I did the crocheted bag , which is a couple posts down on the page.

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So far, I’ve completed this much. I plan to add a padded interior and is still deciding on a zipper closure or a magnetic one. ??

( The related posts recommendations is temporarily down. Here are some I googled up : )

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