You can add buttons wherever you like, or not at all. I liked these buttons off to the side of this basket. When you’ve decided where to place your buttons, tip the basket on its side and sew them onto the basket using your regular sewing thread (see “TIP” above for securing your stitches on wool). You won’t be able to knot your thread on the inside of the basket—your needle will hit the cardboard!—so I hid my thread knots underneath my buttons.
I added buttons to the centers of each side on this basket (my trial and error basket).
You can vary the sizes of your squares and rectangles to make your basket taller, shorter, wider, or skinnier. Once you’re done, go find something to put in your pretty wool basket and display it for all to see!
Thanks to Kelly at Crafting a Green World for letting me share this tutorial and for spreading the word about my new book ReSew, which features over 20 cool refashions for secondhand stuff. Good luck with the giveaway, all!
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