Here’s a fun Easter project to stitch and embroider in basic surface embroidery stitches that can be made from scraps of felt and floss!
To make the basket, print out the full-size pattern and gather your materials.
In this project, I used a single sheet of 10×12″ felt for the basket – and used a double layer of felt to give the basket body.
If you are able to get extra-thick felt, you will only need a single layer for the basket.
The appliques are made from a single layer of felt scraps, attached to the basket using the basic embroidery stitches in DMC 6-Strand Embroidery Floss. I’ve used yellow, pink, green and blue floss.
To assemble the basket, fold the basket body in half and stitch together the sides of the basket body using the whip stitch (shown below) using a single strand of matching embroidery floss.
Flatten the seam – the felt has enough give that you will not have an overlapping seam. Whip stitch the round basket bottom to the basket body.
Whip stitch along the long side edges of the basket handle and around the top of the basket (this gives it a nice finish). Tack the handle in place on the basket.
Attach the eyes using French knots worked with 2 strands of floss and you’re done!
These are so fun to make, you’ll want to create a custom basket for each family member!