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I "braided" the leather lace into the basket and repaired it using the unbroken side as my pattern. I then removed the unbroken cane and repaired the second side too. I salvaged the basket and gave it to my child as a memento of her grandparents. It may be hard to see the actual lacing in the photo because the basket and lacing are so close to the same color. If any of the other cane pieces break, I will just replace them as well with more leather shoelace.
By southeastgeorgiapeach from Jesup, GA
Recently, I had a basket I found at a thrift store lose on the the pins in the back hinge. I simply stuck in two nails, the heads in opposite directions, and it works great! My philosophy is if you can't fix it, make it into a planter!!
I love the showlace idea!! I am a true basketcase LOL...I love baskets and have them everywhere..we live in a mobile home and not very much storage space here, so baskets are wonderful. I have had to repair a few and have used all sorts of things even brown twist ties then painted over to make it stronger. Thank you so much for this wonderful idea!