Well, Kidlets, I managed to get my bike basket liner finished! The house is a pigsty but the basket is lined. And that’s all that matters. It’s all about priorities.
I decided to highlight a little Heather Ross banana bike — I looooove those cute bikes. It’s just a plain liner, but I decided to put a little extra piece in there to cover any stuff that I might have in the basket. (I don’t want someone to pull up next to me and be able to easily grab my wallet or something out of there.) Cover use is optional though. If I decide not to use it, I’ll just let it hang to the insides of the basket.
All the fabrics are from my stash. Luckily, I had enough of that cute Dear Stella bike print to use for the gathered cover. The colors were perfect for the other prints I had selected.
I do sort of regret using the Heather Bailey print on the inner lining. I love that print and you really don’t see much of it with the gathered cover in place. I put a double pocket on one side to hold my cell phone and keys — so I won’t have to fish around for them when I have other goodies in the basket.
I also placed some grommets in the lining to allow the handles to be on the outside. I could have just cut one big hole and bound around it, but grommets were a lot easier.
I did have one happy accident — that blue strip around the top of the basket wasn’t originally there, but when I put everything together, the yellow fabric just wasn’t long enough. I had to unpick a seam and I added the blue strip. I love it and I think it looks like I planned it all along.
So, there it is. Another fun little project. I’m looking forward to using my new liner when I go to visit MeMum and BigDaddy — it’s a nice bike ride with some of our new bike trails.
I’m really liking those flowers in the basket — what kind of looks do you think I’ll get on the trails if I drive around with fresh flowers sprouting from my bike?
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