I've been itching all week to get to my sewing room and get something done from my list to be made and post it on the blog. I was searching equally on blogs and Pinterest to find a cute Easter basket tutorial. I've found several, some of them were really cute ones! I decided to go with this tutorial. It's from 2008 which I only noticed at the end when I had a question. I just couldn't get the handle instructions right so I made it my way. As usual :) Also I changed a pattern a little bit and only did 1 handle instead of 2. I think it came out pretty nice! The next one I'll make will be either twice as big, or 1.5x. I think this is on the small side. I had a VERY hard time turning the whole thing inside out through the 2"opening with the fleece and everything. Poor basket wrinkled up considerably. I had to press it when I was done to take the photos. Also I think I'll put some stabilizer to stiffen it up a little.
With making this basket it was my first time:
- making a bag of any kind
- making a handle
- boxing corners
Finally some pictures of the finished product, enjoy!