Lets Talk Sizes!


The question I get asked the most is about the size of my baskets. 
Now the measurements are always included in the description of every basket in my shop and it looks something like this;
APPROX DIMENSIONS:
H 8 X W 9 X D 6 INCHES (20 X 22 X15CM)
And I try to include at least one photo that shows the basket that is for sale with an everyday object, usually lego duplo, which is the larger style lego for younger children because I hope that it is a toy that is pretty universal, something that most of us can recognise and are familiar with. But occasionally I forget to add a picture like this and it is on my to do list to put this right!

Saying that..... the measurements, which are approximate as each basket is completely handmade so measurements vary very slightly we are talking a millimetre here and there, are included for each basket. The height of the basket, the width and the depth. But I still get many messages questioning the sizes, especially emails with comments like 'I'm struggling to visualize the size of your baskets', which is no problem, I see them everyday but customers don't, so I thought I would try to show you in better detail with lots of photos the size.

Now..... these measurements relate to my Standard Small Baskets.... the reason I emphasize this is coming very soon are some wider baskets of a similar height, but more about them later in another post! So in this post we are talking about my popular, normal, standard small storage basket, like the ones in the photo above and of course the ones in the photos below! RIGHT lets go...................



These two photos show you the height.....which is approximate 8 inches. For those that work in metric I apologise. When it comes to fabric I tend to work in inches, mainly because when I first became interested in sewing most of the fabric I bought was from the US and therefore measurements were in inches, cuts of fabric ranged from a fat quarter to a yard also I blame my quilting ruler, which is shown in the photos as it only measures in inches!
So as you can see the height of these baskets is 8 inches which is approx 20 cm. 



Next the width of the basket when it is folded flat which is approximately 11.5inches - 28cm and in the photo below you can see the rough depth of the baskets at the bottom is 4inches - 10cm. Now you maybe wondering why these two measurements are different to the ones I state in my shop which are width 9in and depth 6in and that is because these measurements relate to when the basket is standing up and is therefore open.




Below are some photos that show the rough size of the basket at the top when standing. Being made of fabric the baskets can be slightly manipulated. I like to place the baskets over the narrow end of my ironing board and iron on top of the sewn seam sides as this gives the baskets more of a 'boxy' shape.





I haven't over stretched the baskets in these photos and as you can see the sizes vary from 7.5 inches to 8.5in - 19cm to 22cm. Now I hope all these photos help give you an idea, especially a visual idea on the size of my standard small baskets. And if that isn't enough photos, here are a few more showing the baskets pictured with a few toys! Wooden cars, lego CP30 and lego bricks, a wooden stacking toy and various lego duplo animals and figure, and a Norsu Elephant Piggy Bank. Both the baskets shown in the photos can be found here Elephant Basket and here Deer Basket. Hope this helps!





 

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