Make this year’s Easter celebrations even more special with a handmade Easter basket.
I don’t know about you, but I have wonderful childhood memories of leaving a basket out for the Easter Bunny then being so excited to wake up on Easter morning to find chocolate or candy eggs inside. It was magical…and one year I was so sure I’d even seen bunny prints outside on the wet grass! (Of course, I later found out they weren’t real!)
Back then, we used to make our own Easter baskets out of anything we could find, and having something that was handmade always added to the fun.
As a mum, I enjoyed giving my own kids a similar experience. On the Saturday night before Easter they'd make or decorate a basket and leave it out for the Easter Bunny, together with a carrot and letter. Sometimes they’d wake to find the basket full of eggs, and other times the eggs would be hidden all around the house for them to find. It was so much fun for them, and I loved seeing the joy on their faces as they scurried around collecting eggs.
The Easter basket sewing patterns I've created and highlighted in this blog post are reminiscent of those fun times and how special they were.
The baskets have many uses and can be used during Easter as gift baskets, to leave out for the Easter Bunny or to collect eggs during an Easter Egg hunt. Afterwards they can be used to store toys or trinkets, or folded flat and put away ready for next year.
There are three different basket patterns:-
As the name suggests, this basket is circular and has a round, flat bottom. It is the quickest and easiest to make. The pattern comes with two different size baskets that can be stacked inside one another. Each basket is reversible and they can be stored flat when not in use.
RECTANGULAR BASE BASKET
Again, as the name suggests, this basket is rectangular in shape and has a flat, rectangular bottom. It's also quick and easy to make, and like the round basket, comes in two different sizes that can be stacked inside one another. These too, are reversible and can be stored flat when not in use.
This adorable basket was designed especially for kids and features cute little bunny ears that pop up over the front edge of the basket. There’s a single handle for carrying, making it perfect for easter egg hunts. The making of this basket is a little more involved than the other two, but it’s still a pattern that is suitable for beginners and upwards. It can also be made without bunny ears if you wish.
So, if you want to add to the fun of Easter this year with a handmade Easter basket, you can find all of these patterns here, or by clicking the button below. They're instant downloads, so you can get started straight away!
Each basket is suitable for beginners and upwards and comes with printable pattern pieces, detailed instructions and plenty of photos for guidance. No special equipment is needed, and the materials required are cotton fabrics, fusible fleece and interfacing,
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
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