I made Alex's basket liner from an old work shirt and bunting flags leftover from other (apron) projects. A double recycle project!
Shirt placket is the casing, with shirt front still attached for liner sides. Liner bottom was cut from one of the shirt sleeves. Sides (shirt front) were gathered around oval (sleeve) bottom. The big design challenges were:
- Deciding to put the exposed seams on the outside. They really are well hidden by the basket and the bunting.
- Shirt pocket section was pieced in center front of basket liner. Gathering made the pocket gap, so skip that step on the front edge if you use a pocket.
Well, all that is left of Uncle Dennis' denim work shirt is the collar, cuffs, and one sleeve. Can you think of another upcycle project that would finish it off?