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.
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.