Marie's Handbag Basket

Basket size: 9 in. x 5 in. at rim; 8 in. tall.

Marie's Handbag Basket Pattern Sheet

Marsha Holm
Please print this FREE pattern and share with your friends.

This little Basket Handbag is named in memory of Marie Levan, Marsha Holm's niece, who lost her 2 year battle with cancer, October 2008, at the age of 37. Marie was a pre-school teacher, a wife and a mother. "She was full of life and love," says author Marsha Holm. "One of her loves was for purses and I think she would have liked this one!"

Author Marsha Holm has made 5 baskets (so far) and she chose some of her favorite materials to incorporate into Marie's Handbag: a wooden base, leather handles and braided seagrass. Thanks, Marsha, for sharing Marie's memory with us!

Tools needed: Scissors or Shears, Pencil, Chip Carving Knife or Hand Plane, Clothespins (spring type), Container to hold water, Measuring Tape, Basketry Packing Tool or Bone Folder, Plastic Twist Ties or Cable Ties, Old Towel, Spray bottle for water, Sandpaper

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Calculate Supplies for 1 to 20 Marie's Handbag baskets with the Basket Supply Calculator. The Supply List gives you the least expensive way to purchase the supplies for your quantity of baskets. View on-line or print to your printer.

Materials / Supplies

Description Item Add to Cart
1 ea - 2.5" x 6" Oblong Slotted Base Item 2150E Add
36 ft. - 7mm Flat Oval Reed - Stakes Item 3370F Add
80 ft. - 11/64" Flat Oval Reed - Weavers, Lashing Item 3364P Add*
20 ft. - 11/64" Flat Reed Dyed Navy - Weavers Item NB64F Add
30 ft. - #0 Sea Grass - Weavers Item 4000F Add
3 ft. - 5/8" Braided Sea Grass - Weaver Item 4158F Add
1 pair - 11" Braided Leather Handles Item 2645P Add
6 ft. - 1/2" Flat Oval - Rims Item 3312F Add

*This item has been rounded to 1 pound because it is less expensive to purchase 1 pound than to purchase the foot quantity.

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