This was a fun project, it took me a little bit of practice to get the hang of it. My first attempt at a lid, on the smallest basket, ended up looking more like a popover than a flat-topped basket cover. I persevered and quickly realized that if I stitched with the outer lid band "ring" on the top, to the round cover piece, flat against the sewing machine bed, s-l-o-w-l-y, it was possible to achieve a perfectly flat surface and a smooth seam at the same time. As stated in the directions! (Those wise words from the poster hanging in my seventh-grade home ec. room prove true once again: "when all else fails, read the directions!") In the end, I did remake a second lid for the smallest one. The results speak for themselves.
I learned a lot and enjoyed every step! I will definitely make more of these.
I love the look of the little handles and the clear vinyl
pocket on the fronts for labeling each basket's contents.
So, what's nesting at your house?
Life is Good!