Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easter Basket Liner

With Easter coming up I thought I'd show you a way to dress up your Easter basket with a liner.  It's such a simple project and if you have some leftover fabric it's a great way to use up some of your scraps. Here's how you do it.
First measure your basket's height and circumference.  Don't forget to add a little extra for seam allowance. 

I traced the bottom on craft paper and made a pattern from there.
With right sides together sew the short ends of the long piece together.  Don't sew them all the way to the top.  You need to leave it open a bit so it can go around the handle. See the picture below.

Next you will baste the top edge.  Gather the material till it fits the bottom piece.
Then you will pin the bottom to the side piece all the way around with right sides together.  Sew together. It should look like this.
Now, here's where I either forgot to take pictures or don't have any, but as you see in the finished pictures.  It has a ruffle around the edge that lays over the outside of the basket.  Cut 2 pieces to make a ruffle for the liner.  The length will depend on the basket and how ruffly you want it to be. Hem the long side of the fabric or you could add bias tape to the edge like I did. The other long side you will baste and gather to make a ruffle. Sew ruffle to liner with right sides together. Fold under edges and hem where the fabric meets around the handle. On my daughter's I added ribbon for a little bow to dress it up.

Happy Egg Hunting! 

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  1. Aw, that is so adorable. I love the fabric that you chose's so happy. :-) Thanks for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party!!

  2. So cute. Its funny, I was thinking of you today. R. wants a Star Wars Easter basket, and I don't think they exist. Today I decided to let him pick a basket, and I'll p/u some SW fabric to make the liner. Wish me luck. I may be calling you for help and encouragement.

  3. I wanted to tell you that I featured your post on my Marvelous Mess party!! Congrats!! Feel free to come by and pick up a button. Here is the link: