Hand Woven Bali Basket Finish

I’ve had this pattern for a month or two now and it ended up being the one quilty/sewy thing I did on my holiday break. You don’t have to use your sewing machine at all to make these and there is only a teeny bit of handsewing involved in the beginning and end of the basket. The rest is just weaving ends together and wrapping around the piping to create the basket. It was very simple to get the hang of and the pattern offered both written and photo instructions.

Hand Woven Bali Basket Pattern

The pattern is intended to be used with jelly roll strips so I tried it with a 1930’s solid jelly roll that I had and some leftover chevron strips from a Riley Blake rollie poly for a mini-basket.   For the large basket I actually had 7-8 strips left since I liked the size the basket came to before stopping. I still need to embellish the outside with a big button or something.  I do have a bali-pop so I may try making a basket with that since the look is so different. They are really fun to sit and work on on the couch.

Hand woven Bali Basket

Hand woven Bali Basket

Hand woven Bali Basket

Hand woven Bali Basket

Hand woven Bali Basket

Hand woven Bali Basket

Hand woven Bali Basket

Comments

  1. A friend told me that these baskets would make a great Easter basket. Just a little rope handle and you have it -an Easter basket!

  2. now I really want to make one of these, is there a FREE pattern somwhere? Love these

    • I don’t know of a free pattern. The pattern is only $9 and most local quilt shops can carry it or order it for you. It’s not much money to support a pattern designer 🙂

  3. Hi Katie, where did you get the pattern from?