Here is the empty basket:
And here it is with the liner:
My cute new needle book and pincushion:
And here are the other things that I keep in my sewing basket:
Crochet hook for crochet lace and picots in tatting
Misc wooden spools of thread (I do believe that these are a bit newer than 1860s)
Misc other items such as my numbered tape, a magnifying glass, bodkin, and scissors.
And here is my stocked sewing basket. I am sure that it will be much easier to find those little things now. There are two pockets, one on each side.
The only things left to add are a block of bees wax, an emery bag and sewing sheers. The sheers that I use have plastic handles so, naturally, I need another pair. :) Also, I plan on making misc little bags to put buttons and other little things in.
I would love to see your sewing basket, feel free to comment with a link. :)