Friday, July 18, 2014

Free Pattern Friday - Bushel Basket Liner

Download this easy to follow instruction sheet to make a lining for a bushel basket.
The bushel basket, made of pine or oak slats, used by farmers for centuries, is a classic and simple design. This easy to follow pattern from The Hamilton Homemaker's Manual (1950©) shows you how to add an oilcloth lining taking this versatile carry all to your laundry room and beyond. An upcycled vinyl tablecloth with bright flowers or traditional red and white checkerboard transforms the lowly market basket into a cottage chic accent for just about anyplace you can imagine it. Prints on 8.5" x 11 sheet of paper.
Courtesy of CynicalGirl on Goodsmiths.


  1. I remember my grandmother using these to pick produce from her garden. The liner is a cute and inexpensive way to use this basket in other ways. Great idea!

  2. Fabulous idea to use bright upcycled vinyl tablecloths as liners for these wonderful historic baskets, thanks Mary! A couple of these baskets would be fun to have in my studio to house projects in the making.

  3. I used to paint the baskets and used them for storage. It would have been smart to make one of these liners!