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Create a lovely Twine Basket

Updated on October 5, 2013

In order to make this basket, you'll need a thick twine (jute or sisal) a needle, and thread. Choose a thread colour that matches the twine, so that the thread is not visible.

For the (optional) lining, you'll need a remnant of fabric.

Create the bottom of the basket by turning the string around itself while keeping the bottom of the basket as flat as possible.

Attach the twine to itself using sewing thread and a needle.

Continue to wrap the twine in a spiral, sewing each circle of twine to the previous circle until you reach the desired diameter.

When you arrive at the desired diameter, continue to turn the twine but move upward while maintaining the same diameter.

Continue sewing each circle of twine to the previous one until you reach the desired height.

Cut the twine when you are satisfied with the height. Fasten the final end of twine to prevent fraying.

To create the lid of the basket, start by making a loop that will form the handle.

Then proceed in the same way as for the bottom of the basket by turning the twine around itself.

Continue until the diameter of the lid matches the diameter of the basket so that it completely covers the opening of the basket.

For the lining, cut a circle of fabric with a diameter equal to the inside of the basket plus a little more to allow for sewing.

Cut a strip of fabric for the walls of the basket and allow sufficient width to be able to sew to the bottom and also to be able to fold the top.

Note : calculate the length of the strip by multiplying the inside diameter by 3.14 and add a little more for the final seam. Cut off the excess afterwards.

Notch the circle and the strip of fabric: this means that you make small slits on the edge of the fabric to give it more flexibility and to allow for a curved seam.

Sew the strip along the circle which will form the bottom of the liner.

Then, sew the two ends of the strip along a vertical seam.

Note : make sure that the good side of the fabric ends up inside the basket while the other side is against the twine.

Place the liner in the twine basket and fold the top edge of the fabric outward.

Attach the edge of the liner to the twine by sewing along the edge of the basket.

This pretty basket can be used as a jewelry case for example

Watch these explanations on video

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      Donna Herron 4 years ago from USA

      Wow, you make it look so easy :) Great hub, with wonderful instructions and photos. I might have to try this. Thanks, kidscrafts!!

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      Dr Penny Pincher 4 years ago from Iowa, USA

      I have always wondered how baskets were made- now I know. Thanks!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks for your visit and and kind comment Purl3agnony! With all your wonderful creations, I am sure you would have no problem to make one :-)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks Drpennypincher! This is one type of basket but you could also have weaved baskets for which the technique is totally different.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I am amazed it actually is not that difficult. And what a fun gift for someone. I am voting up and pinning in my craft section.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and your vote Carol... and the pinning :-)

      It's a nice gift that kids can make and it's durable; I like that!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      I may give this a try. I love the idea of this as a gift when visiting someone's home. I would fill it with cookies!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Hi Breakfastpop! I hope you do! It's not complicated.... it's something you can make while watching TV (if you do). Thanks for your visit :-) Have a nice weekend!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have such a great idea and making a basket is easy now that you have showed me how, I didn't think it would be this easy, an excellent explanation and a most creative thought

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and nice comments DDE! Enjoy your weekend :-)

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a cute basket. With your directions it looks easy to make. Great hub. Awesome and up.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you KoffeeKlatch Gals! It's quite easy to make.... the only difficult part is to try to keep the walls of the basket straight when you go up!

      Thanks for the vote :-)

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      I once made a basket, but it was nowhere as lovely as this, kidscrafts. Your step-by-step directions and photos make it look simple and fun. I'm always looking for cute ways to package my jewelry and this is ideal!

      Great Hub, thank you!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your lovely comments Annie! It's an easy project to make and quite relaxing. I just finished a big project and was quite tired when I started this one... it was a great way to relax. What took time is take all the pictures, clean them after in Photoshop to finally assemble them in the movie to try to make a sort of animation to show the progress.

      Thanks for your visite and have a really nice weekend :-)

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is such a cool basket and so well explained on how to make one !

      Vote up and more !!! Sharing !

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you so much Kashmir! Very kind of you! Enjoy your weekend! I hope the weather is not too cold in Massachusetts :-)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Wow! I definitely would want to try this. Thanks for sharing this amazing hub, kids crafts!

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      Very clearly explained. Good job! Sharing and pinning.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      Great instructions on making something beautiful and functional out of nothing at all. How creative!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks for your visit and you kind comments Michelle :-)

      Enjoy your Sunday!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your vote and your compliments Shampa! It's very kind of you! Hope you have a great weekend!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you FlourishAnyway! I find that fascinating that indeed it's possible to create things with simple materials. I must say also that I like to create projects that are lasting:-) Thank you for your visit and your kind words!

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      What a great idea! It looks like fun. Sharing on Facebook :-).

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Lurana :-)

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      travmaj 4 years ago from australia

      You are amazingly creative and I love to find out what you are up to! This is a great idea, useful for so many things. I feel very clumsy when I see your activities - so admirable.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much Travmaj :-) What am I up to.... I like to share fun ideas and techniques of project to make with kids. It's a lot more fun to learn while making projects.

      On top of it, I never went to kindergarten.... so I have some catching up to do ;-)

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Oh I love your finished baskets and the inner fabric linigs. So cute. You have inspired me to try this in our mums group and for myself. I have a vision of lots of pretty baskets for Christmas gifts packed with homemade goodies. Now to go in search of time:-) Thanks. Voted up and useful. Liza

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Hi Lizam! Thanks for your visit! It's a good idea as a Christmas gift too! I didn't think of that one... probably because I was so focused on mother's day! I might steal that idea from you now ;-)

      It's a project that you can make slowly even while watching TV... and you will be surprised how fast it goes!

      I could see that little basket with some bath salts for Christmas :-)

      Thanks for the vote!

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      BROTATI 4 years ago from Kolkata

      Great gift idea!! Adds a personal touch as it is self-made.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You are right Brotati! It's a gift of time :-) Thanks for coming!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Wow - Kidscrafts - This doesn't look that difficult at all. How clever. Thanks for the share.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you ShiningIrishEyes! It's not difficult to make but it's a little bit hard on the nails; I should have use a thimble ... I had to search for the word.... a new English word in my vocabulary :-)

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      Alfredo B. Ancheta 4 years ago from Upper Rizal Extension Street First Court, Manggahan, Barretto, Olongapo City, Philippines

      With presence of mind and dexterity of the hands, the materials on hand can be converted into a twine basket. I think, just follow the steps and you end up to a fine product.

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      Alfredo B. Ancheta 4 years ago from Upper Rizal Extension Street First Court, Manggahan, Barretto, Olongapo City, Philippines

      Stick to the procedures on how to make the tiwine basket.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your comments and suggestions Icareforyou! There are indeed other materials that can be used to create little baskets. I love the natural colour of twine.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      This is clever, useful and so artistic!....maybe I'll give it a try :), one day ?

      Great hub.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your comment Tobusiness :-) The neat thing with this project, you can do just the bottom part and you can keep it natural.... no lining necessary. It's quite relaxing to make!

      By the way... I love your new picture :-)

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      Sneha Sunny 4 years ago from India

      Wow, that is so pretty and you made it so easy! Very creative. I myself like craft too much since childhood and I will give this a try for sure. :)

      Voted up, awesome and shared! :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and very kind comment Sneha Sunny :-) Thank you for your vote as well!

      You can adapt the size to your needs.

      I think I will do a few myself in the coming months to give them as gift at Christmas.

      The one in the picture will go to an aunt of my husband who is 91 years old and she used to do a lot of cross stiching.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Lovely basket. It looks easy to do too. Thanks for sharing how to make it.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and comments Ignugent!

      Enjoy the rest of the week!

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      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      Now who's impressed. I love your step by step photos! Not only are they great shots, but they take the intimidation factor out of such an endeavor for us less crafty folk. (I am not a great sewer, but I CAN knit) And the end result is just store shelf ready, if you ask me.

      I like how your hands are the opposite direction of mine, too--silly, but true. :)

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think like you, I like to have pictures to explain because it's easier to understand. I am a visual person and I know how it helps me to have pictures.... so I try to do the same with my projects :-)

      Thanks for the visit and your kind comments!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Another great idea. I love these little beauties that you have created here. So simple yet beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us. Voted up, beautiful and sharing!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you so much for your kind words and the votes and the sharing! I love making this kind of project because it's different; it takes more time and patience but that's OK because not everything needs to be finished in no time :-)

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Very cool! I love making things from rope so this is exactly my kind of craft. Bookmarking for future reference!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Natashalh! I am glad that you like it! Personnaly, I like the natural colour of this little basket :-)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing this again, Kidscrafts!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very creative. I am glad to know this from you. I'll share with my friend in Indonesia. Thank you very much for writing. Voted up and useful :-)

      Prasetio

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you, Michelle! Always nice to "see" you!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Prasetio! Very nice to have your visit and your vote :-)

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      For years I have seen my mother make all kinds of crafts.I never knew the secret tricks that made each craft come to life .I just got to see their beauty decorating the house or given as gifts.Now I feel like I am the one who learned the magicians secrets.While others admire each gift I laugh because I know who is secretly behind it all.Kidscrafts having a ball.Loving each project and voted up.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You are very kind Dream-On. You can see that there is definitly no secrets hidden in that little basket ;-)

      When I was teaching grade 5 students, I tought them cross stich and they all prepared a lovely project for mother's day ... the boys and the girls :-) You should have seen those moms beaming with pride with what those little hands did :-)

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing this again!

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Michelle! I hope to publish something new in a not distant future :-)

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      What a beautiful box for jewelry or stationery! Thanks, Kidscrafts!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks Michelle! I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday!

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      toknowinfo 3 years ago

      Somehow I know if I made something like that it would just come out crooked and just not look as good. But it is inspiring me to try it. Thanks so much for the info and great tips.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I was afraid that it would be crooked too or arrived narrower at the top.... but it worked just fine :-) I gave that project away. I hope I will have time to create new ones as gifts!

      Thanks for your visit and your kind comments!

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      Heather May 3 years ago from Ohio

      I totally need to try this!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment! You can create the size you want.... there is not really a pattern. I think that the base of my basket was about 4 inches but it could be smaller and if you don't want to create the cover... it's fine too... and if you want it natural.... you don't do the lining! There are a lot of possibilities :-)

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing again, Kidscrafts!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Michelle! Hoping to post something new soon!

      Enjoy your weekend!

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      WAW your excellent at these kinds of hubs kidscraft and thing is you break it down so simple.

      Thanks for sharing

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You are very kind LadyFiddler! I try my best to explain it step by step!

      Have a great weekend :-)

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      This is really cute. It looks easy from your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your comment :-) It's not complicated... it just takes time :-)

      Thanks for your visit!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      That's amazing work! I haven't worked with regular twine before. But I do have a stash of baker's twine which I just love.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Crafty :-) Is baker's twine thinner? I must say I don't know what it is. Working with twine is so different from painting or drawing. I love also the fact that I can produce a real little basket out of twine. My husband's aunt was quite happy to receive it :-)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      So useful and very interesting Joelle; voting up and wishing you a great day.

      Eddy.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much for your visit and kind comments, Eddy! And also for the votes :-)

      I wish you, Dai and the cats a lovely day :-)))

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      You've make this look so simple, I'm tempted to have a go, but I suspect my effort will not look so good :) You are amazing, I had to comment twice. :))

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      In fact it's quite simple to do.... it looks more complicated than it is :-)

      Thank you for your visit Jo.... and have a wonderful day!

      Joelle

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      JPSO138 3 years ago from Cebu, Philippines, International

      This is a great project to do. Even perhaps my child can try this out as you have laid it out with easy to follow step by step guide.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I did my first one when I was about 10 years old :-) So as you can see, you can try this project at quite a young age! Thank you for coming by and taking the time to comment!

      Have a great week!

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I love creative people. It reminded me of myself years ago. Today my creativity is directed to working in Photoshop and story writing, and not to mention pinterest! Love the series of hubs you have written.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you very much for your visit and comments! I love working with Photoshop as well and I also use Flash for some of my drawings.

      Have a great day!

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