Finished size: Basket 3″ x 2.5″, Rabbit: 8″ tall + handle
What you need:
The pattern – available here
Two pieces of fabric – outside and inside
Iron on vilene
Scraps of white and black felt
Matching embroidery floss or fabric markers
A white pompom
1. Fold your fabric pieces in half and place the pattern on the fold.
2. Cut out the Easter Bunny Basket, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.
3. Cut around the pattern on the vilene (no seam allowance)
4. Iron the vilene to the back of the main fabric
5. Trace the the dotted and filled lines from the pattern to the outside of the lining fabric. (I use my Frixion pen that disappears with ironing)
Nanny edit: Please find new, detailed info re these pens here and make your own decisions re their use!
6. Create the face (or draw it on with fabric pens). I used small pieces of felt for the eyes and nose and backstitched the mouth.
7. Cut the pads from the white felt and sew in place in the front corners – I used the machine.
8. Put right sides together and starting at the top of a handle piece, stitch down that side to the end of the other handle piece. Repeat on the other side, leaving a space to turn through to the right side.
9. Clip into corners taking care not to cut stitching, turn it through to the right side. Push corners out carefully (I use the blunt end of a wooden skewer)
10. Ladder Stitch the opening closed and press well.
11. Stitch around the filled lines to form the base of the basket.
12. Turn in the edge of one end of the handle. Insert the end of the other handle piece and stitch.
13. Turn to the inside and fold the back corners along the dotted lines and stitch.
14. Now turn to right side, fold the front corners and stitch.
15. Press the foot flat.
16. Stitch a pom pom to the back for the tail
Now isn’t that just the cutest!!
All we need now is a egg hunt!
Nanny note: Not one chocolate egg was devoured during the making of this tutorial!!
Until next time