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Rectangular Basket Plain Weave

Finished Dimensions: 7.5cm x 25.5cm x 15.5cm 

 Important Notes!
- Gorilla Wood Glue is highly recommended for best results.
- Different color strips are used in photos for the applicable step.
- Finished item may vary slightly in size from the dimensions above.
- At KaGOcraft, we prefer to use centimeters for our measurements instead of inches, as it's more precise for our projects and will yield the best results in the finished item.

 

Skill level: ★☆☆☆


Supply list

- KaGOcraft's 13mm Craft Band
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Scissors
- Clips or Clothespins
- Starter tool kit

Prepare the Craft Band 13mm for this project

Color A: Main Color of the Basket Ajisai Total 1178cm
Color B: Accent Color of the Basket Violet Total  282cm

Name Length Pieces Width Color
1 Horizontal strip   25.5cm 6 12 A
2 Horizontal strip   48cm 5 12 A
3 Support strip   15.5cm 2 12 A
4 Vertical strip  39cm 9 12 A
5 Reinforcement strip  25.5cm 2 12 A
6 Weaving strip  88cm 4 12 A
7 Weaving strip  88cm 1 12 B
8 Rim strip  88cm 2 12 B
9 Bow strip  13cm 1 12 B
10 Bow strip  5cm 1 12 B

 

 

Procedure

1. Make the base. Arrange Horizontal strips 1, and 2 as shown. Make sure that all of the strips are centered.

2. Glue the Support strips along both sides as shown.

3.Turn over, and glue Vertical strips along both sides as shown. Make sure they are centered.

4. Flip back to the front side. Take two of the vertical strips and weave as shown, alternating over and under then push out to either side.

5.Weave remaining  Vertical strips , taking care to reverse the over and under effect.

6. Glue the Reinforcement strips along the top and bottom as shown.

7. Fold all strips upward as shown.

8. Take a weaving strip and place the end behind the second vertical strip and secure with a clip or clothespin. Weave alternately, use clothespins to help keep in place.

9. After weaving the first row cut off any excess and glue.
Make sure that the ends are hidden by the vertical strips.
10. Using a new  Weaving strip, start the second row at the 3rd vertical strip on the opposite side of the basket to maintain an even thickness. Weave over and under.

11. Repeat weaving with the remaining Weaving strips as shown, until 4 rows are completed. Gradually pull the vertical strips to tighten the gaps between the rows.

 12. Using a Weaving strip # to weave top row.

13.  For all of the vertical strips on the outside of the top row, fold inward, inside of the top row, outward.

14. Cut off excess as necessary and tuck the ends into 2nd or 3rd row from the top. 
Ends should be unseen.

15. Place Rim strip on the inside of the top row.

16. Glue Rim strip to the top row.

17. Take the Bow strip #9 for the ribbon portion and glue the ends together.

18.  Flatten the middle portion, the seam should be in the middle. Then use the Bow strip #10 to wrap around the middle to achieve the bow look and glue in the back.

19. Secure the bow to the basket with glue and you're done!

 

 

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