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Project

Slipcovered Easter Basket

A plain wicker basket dressed up in gingham is as delightful as the treats it holds and can be reused on other occasions.

Materials

  • Wicker basket
  • Paper
  • Wide ribbon
  • Felt
  • Velvet ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Craft glue

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Select ribbon at least as wide as the height of the basket's sides.

  2. Step 2

    Make a paper template for each side of basket (add 1/2-inch seam allowance to both ends of each piece and 1 inch more to front piece for a pleat).

  3. Step 3

    Trace templates onto ribbon; cut out.

  4. Step 4

    Fold top edges of ribbon pieces under to be the same height as basket, if necessary; press.

  5. Step 5

    Make a 1/2-inch pleat in the front piece; press. Sew buttons through pleat to secure.

  6. Step 6

    Sew pieces together, right sides facing; turn inside out.

  7. Step 7

    Slip basket into cover; hand-sew it through wicker at corners.

  8. Step 8

    Wrap and glue a felt strip around top of handle; cover with velvet ribbon.

  9. Step 9

    Cut felt "grass"; glue it inside basket.

Source
Martha Stewart Baby, 2002

Reviews (5)

  • youcandoit 8 Mar, 2010

    Anyone at MSLO that could we get a little more detail?

  • youcandoit 8 Mar, 2010

    Anyone at MSLO that could we get a little more detail?

  • susiekue 30 Mar, 2009

    Man am I ever with you... The thing looks like fabric instead of ribbon...

  • susiekue 30 Mar, 2009

    Man am I ever with you... The thing looks like fabric instead of ribbon...

  • CharInSeattle 8 Aug, 2008

    This looks like a great idea, but in the absence of illustrations, I don't think I can follow the instructions.