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Topic: Bicycle Basket Liners for my amazingly awesome Simple Seven  (Read 10003 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010 07:58:59 AM »

How did you go about constructing these? I have been trying to make one for months now and can never get it quite right.

I measured the basket's internal dimensions and then added appropriate seam allowances.  I usually use 1/4 inch for sides and bottom and then a 1/2 inch for the top.
All the sides were trapazoids since the bottom of the basket was more narrow than the top.
Then I sort of pretended I was making a bag but without the handles. 
When I finished the exterior and then the interior, I placed them inside each other and put the entire thing in the basket.  I then marked where each strap or tie should go and pinned in place.
Sewed it up and off I went! Smiley

The key for me was double and triple checking measurements....otherwise I end up with something too small, too big or just skewed in general.

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2010 07:10:42 PM »

Wow love them. Especially the 80's style one.
I would so ride my bike more if I had a basket like that to carry all my stuff in.
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2010 09:16:10 PM »

That is so-o-o cool  Shocked

I've often times thought of making a liner for a basket; it's a terrific idea.

Your liners look great!

My question has to do with the actual basket: How does your basket attach to your bike? I can't see very clearly in the pics.

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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010 06:15:38 PM »

I have this basket for my bike and it needs a liner. I could never justify paying $30+ for a store bought liner, but you make it look easy and simple to make one. Thank you!!
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