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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Braided Easter Basket

Braided Fabric Easter Basket Tutorial

Create this adorable braided easter basket using your scrap fabric :)

Need to know how to braid and sew with a needle.

Materials:
Approx 1 yard of scrap fabric cut up in 3" strips (various lengths)
Needle
Thread
Safety Pin

Gather all your easter coloured scrap fabric and cut it in 3" strips


Tie 3 different strips together


Put a safety pin through the not and secure it to something (i used my pants, you could use a blanket, sofa or what ever you prefer)


Start braiding!


When you come to a short strand tie on another strip.


Make sure the knot is tight, don't worry about making it perfect! (tip.. make sure all 3 strands don't end at the same time, you don't want to have 3 knots in the same place!)


Once your braid gets long, just move your safety pin down your braid and secure it again.


Braid until you have 3 yards or meters long of braid.


Tie a not in the end, and cut 2 of the ends off tight to knot and leave on strand of fabric hanging out of the knot.


Now, with the end of the braid you started with roll it up and take your needle and thread and start stitching it together. (make a stitch about ever inch to make it strong)


Keep winding until the bottom of your basket is about 5"


Now, start winding your braid upwwards and stitching every inch.



 Now your at the end, tie in your loose end.



Do the same thing for the handle, I made my handle 12". Tie nots in both ends and cut off any loose fabric on the end.


Sew your handle on, on the inside of your basket.





And there you have it!  The perfect little easter basket for your little easter bunny to gather eggs!

Please comment if you have any questions :)

Have a great day!

6 comments:

  1. how cute !! and you make it look easy ! Your bunny is adorable with it's new basket !!

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  2. that *is* so easy, and very adorable!!!

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  3. OMG, this is soo cool, definitely making it this Easter, thank you very much for sharing this. How did you come up with this idea? It is brilliant!

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  4. Thank you so much. I'm gonna make a lot of those for easter gifts.

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  5. With the measurements you've provided, approximately, how big, (highth & width)did this basket turn out to be, please? I'd like to make a pretty big basket. Thank you in advance, Kim ��

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  6. With the measurements you've provided, approximately, how big, (highth & width)did this basket turn out to be, please? I'd like to make a pretty big basket. Thank you in advance, Kim ��

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