Laura Bray Designs
By Laura Bray
June 13, 2014
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Give an old basket new life by dyeing some fabric to create a patriotic banner. Your bike will be the jewel of the July 4th Bike Parade!
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
rectangular wicker basket with fabric liner
plastic table cover
Step By Step
Prepare a red and a blue dye bath, following the instructions on the bottle. Submerge one piece of cotton fabric in the blue and one in the red. Use hot water and let the fabric sit a long time to really deep colors.
Rinse the fabric and wash it. Using the old liner, cut the front, back, and bottom of the liner out of the blue fabric and the sides from the red fabric. Be sure you cut a little extra for seam allowances.
Sew the liner pieces together.
If you want, stitch on ball trim and ribbon bow.
Enjoy your ride!