My nephew will be attending an Easter egg hunt this year, so I thought it would be fun to make him a basket.
I thought that a one-year-old at an Easter egg hunt might get a little wild so I figured that a soft basket would be the way to go.
I made a basic fabric basket stiffened with a layer of craft weight interfacing and a layer of fusible fleece.
The basket was still a little floppy so I cut a piece of boning a few inches longer than the circumference of the circle and inserted it in the opening at the rim (the opening was left after I sewed the lining and outer fabric together so I could turn the project right way out). I overlapped the edges of the boning. Next, I stitched the opening closed. Finally I machined stitched as close as I could to the boning to hold it in place.
I added the handle after the base of the basket was complete. The handle is stiffened with timtex. I sewed a band of ribbon around the basket to hide where I had sewn on the handles.
I'd love to make an Easter bucket when he's a bit older. Do you have any Easter projects in the works? I'd love to hear what you're working on!