Felt Easter basket
These sweet Easter baskets made of felt and fabric are idea for collecting goodies while on an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday! They're super stylish and easy to make - the ultimate Easter accessory for the special little bunny in your life. You can decorated them as simply or as ornately as you like. For a personal touch, you could embroider the child’s name on the basket.
What you need:
- 50cm length of felt
- cotton fabric of your choice (same measurement as felt)
- embroidery thread and needle
- iron-on interfacing
- rotary cutter (optional)
Gather your materials; cut the interfacing; iron interfacing to fabric; cut to make handle; embroider
a decoration; make sure the blanket stitch is neat; the finished craft and one happy little customer.
How to make a felt Easter basket
Fold the cotton fabric in half and with the fold as the bottom, cut into a basket shape, including the handle.
Open up the cotton piece, lay the shiny side (adhesive side) of iron-on interfacing face down and cut loosely around the shape. Iron the two fabrics together until it sticks.
Cut off excess interfacing – the bit in the middle of the handle – with a rotary cutter or scissors. Lay the prepared fabric on top of the felt and cut around the basket shape. Use a ruler to guide you when you cut the handle’s straight line.
Making a note on the interfacing side, which is the front, separate the felt and lining and use cotton embroidery thread and a needle to embroider an image on the front.
Put the two pieces back together with the patterned fabric on the inside as the lining and the felt on the outside.
Use a blanket stitch from one side of the base (you don’t need to do the fold) all the way over the handles to the other side. Then blanket stitch the inside of the handle. If you’re not sure how to do a blanket stitch, this video shows you an easy way to blanket stitch. Done!
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