Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sew Pro Easter Basket Hop ~ Celeste Harrington

I was so excited to get a LouLou’s Sew Pro Staff request for making an Easter 
Basket!! I adore Easter and bunnies! I had a lot of fun perusing the different 
patterns and tutorials out there for making adorable fabric baskets! One of my 
very favorite patterns was the free tutorial by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter
The official tutorial can be found at the Riley Blake website.
I received this adorable fabric in the mail from LouLou’s Fabric Shop. These 
coordinating fabrics are from the adorable line by Lella Boutique called 
Gooseberry. All the prints in this line are adorable, but this aqua and pink 
combination feels just perfect for Easter and springtime.
You will love this basket for so many reasons! First of all, it goes together so 
quickly and so easily. The tutorial instructions are clear and easy to follow. Also, 
it is a perfect little basket for all sorts of occaisions. You could make bunches of 
these for gifts for friends and family!
I used the aqua Gooseberry print for the outside and the handle and the precious
pink on pink print (with little animals on it-so adorable) for the lining. You only 
need a ¼ yard of each fabric for the basket. You might even be able to squeeze it 
out of less. It is given some shape with by adhering Fusible Fleece to the outer 
fabric and Shape Flex to the lining.
The sewing is very straightforward. This is a great project for all levels!
I added a little straight stitch quilting to the outside pieces as suggested and I love 
the texture and finished look it provides. That’s well worth the few extra minutes!
~ Celeste Harrington

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