This is a fun pattern because you get to choose the theme from 18 different selections. I chose the Easter theme for the baskets in the pictures above. If this turn out to be a popular download I'll come up with more themes in the future. The theme pieces are cut with a tab on the bottom so you can make one basket and change the theme as you like. Just pull the theme out of the slot in the basket and push in another one.
The baskets are small. Only about 4 1/2" long so they can be cut from scraps. The basket weave is very easy to cut. There are six layers. Three of each weave. If you stack cut the three like pieces you can cut all six weaves in two cuttings. I cut the basket in less than an hour including the two themes. I also included a blank base so you can create your own themes. Have fun and send me a picture if you create a nice theme.
One trick that you might try is to use my Scroll Saw Pattern Printer, which you can download from my blog to print names as you template. After you type the name just play with the size slider until it prints 4 1/2" or less. Add a tab to the bottom center and you will have a customized basket. That should make a great gift.
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