Our fabric cut recommendations are generous to allow for fussy cutting.
At Your Sewing Machine & Ironing Board
The steps below show me assembling the large basket. The steps for the smaller basket are the same.
Layering the panels
Seam panels and box the bottom corners
IMPORTANT: You are sewing through a LOT of layers. Be prepared! Our Janome machines power through tough jobs like these, but even I was extra cautious and hand-cranked over the thickest part: the side seams. By 'hand-crank,' I mean I took my foot off the pedal and used the handwheel on the side of the machine to walk the machine stitch by stitch across the super thick layers of the side seams. Once I'd cleared this area, I put the pedal to the metal again. Not all machines are up to the task. I would suggest testing your machine with a multiple layer ‘mock-up' first, such as a stack of folded scraps.