I have been playing around with easter baskets lately and I thought I would share a pretty simple one I ended up liking a lot.
First I tried a round one with heavy weight interfacing…
Next I tried a more rectangular shape with mid weight interfacing, it went pretty quick and I love how it turned out. It was going to be for my youngest but it looks to cute on the mantle to take down☺️
Here are my step by step rough directions:
First cut fabric, I was making two baskets so I had 4 pieces of fabric for outside and lining, also you may cut interfacing at this time and iron to the fabric you want on the outside of the basket. You can see my measurements are roughly 14×10. After ironing interfacing fold in half lengthwise and cut the bottom corners out, 2×2 for a small basket like this will do (I actually stacked all four layers and cut them at once).
Next sew the sides together and fold the 2×2 square closed as shown. Repeat for second (inside) fabric.
Take your two fabrics and place one inside the other with right sides facing
Using pins or clips to hold in place, sew around top edge leaving a 2-3 inch hole for turning right side out.
Next stitch the hole closed and top stitch all the way around to give it a nice finished look. Fold down as far as you would like, to show off the pretty lining. I turned about one inch for these.
To make the handle I cut a piece of heavy stabilizer one inch by… I don’t remember how long I cut it!! I held it up to the basket to see just how long I wanted the handle to be. Next lay that piece on your fabric and wrap it so it’s completely covered. Cut the fabric and clip or pin to hold while you sew. I used a zigzag stitch so I didn’t need to fold the fabric under and it actually looked cute too.
Fold the ends of the fabric in like you would when wrapping a gift and stitch back and forth to set your stitches.
Now clip handle into place on the outside of the basket and sew into place. Or you can use cute boutons and stitch those on to attach the handle like I did in my second blue bunny basket. Either way you are all finished and have a cute basket!
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