Easter Basket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Easter Basket Sewing Pattern and Tutorial

Easter basket free sewing pattern
Fabric Easter Basket

I have an Easter basket sewing pattern and tutorial for you just in time for Easter! These cute fabric bunny baskets are a fun, easy sewing project to make this Easter. Fill it with Easter treats, books, and gifts for the perfect Easter Gift for the littles in your life.

This Free Easter basket sewing pattern is suitable for even those new to sewing. It is also a great project for kids who could sew it with minimal help. Even the smallest sewists could help you make the pom pom!

fabric easter basket free pattern

Personalize your easter basket with fabric ears to match your child’s personality, Easter outfits, or your Easter decor!

Materials Needed:

  • canvas fabric
  • accent fabric for ears
  • yarn to make pom pom
  • Pattern (see link at bottom of this post)

NOTE: I used cotton canvas fabric to make these. My favourite canvas fabric is painters drop cloths! I buy the natural drop cloths like this one from Walmart. You end up with lots of great canvas material perfect for sewing!

SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut out all of your fabric pieces.

Easter basket sewing tutorial

2. Sew the ear pieces (one canvas, one accent fabric) right sides together. Turn right side out and top stitch leaving the bottom unsewn.

Floral fabric bunny ear pieces

3. Fold the sides towards the centre, pin in place and then baste in place.

Fabric bunny Ears with floral accent fabric
Bunny Ears

4. Fold each side piece so the short sides meet and sew along short sides. Repeat for the other side piece.

5. Fold Handle Fabric in half lengthwise and sew along length. Turn right side out and sew along both sides along length of handle.

diy easter basket handle

6. Position one side piece inside the other right sides facing. Sandwich ears in between side layers at front of basket (opposite the back seam) and pin in place. Sandwich the handle on sides of basket, pin in place.

7. Sew around top of basket, making sure to sew through all layers. Turn right side out.

DIY fabric easter basket

8. Pin backet bottom to side of basket with right sides facing. Sew all the way around.

Easter basket sewing pattern

9. Make pom pom and then hand sew it onto the back of the basket.

handmade pom pom bunny tail

DIY Pom Pom

Making your own pom poms is easy! Here is a link to a great video tutorial by Sheep & Stitch

Use whatever yarn you have at home and you can wrap the yarn around cardboard, or whatever you find at home that works.

handmade fabric bunny basket with pom pom tail

Click on the image below to download the Bunny Basket Pattern

Fabric bunny basket free pattern

No Handle Option

You can also make it without the handle and you end up with a cute bunny storage basket!

Easter Basket diy

If you make a bunny basket I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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fabric bunny basket with floral ears

DIY Halloween Wand Tutorial- Witches Cauldron

DIY Halloween wands are perfect for Boo Baskets and make great Halloween Party Favors. They are very easy to make too! Below I have a detailed tutorial and have also shared a free pattern that you can download below.

felt Halloween wands

I bought all of the materials for these DIY Halloween wands at Dollar Tree, making it a very affordable project. You can personalize it by making them with in whatever colours you fancy! You can make them to match your Halloween decor or to match the colour scheme for your Halloween party.

DIY Halloween Wand Supplies:

  • Felt
  • Pom poms
  • Poly-fil / Fibre fill
  • Dowel/skewers
  • Rhinestones (optional)

DIY Halloween Wand Instructions:

1. Cut out Pattern pieces in felt.

2. Sew cauldron lid to the front of one of the cauldron pieces.

3. Sew cauldron pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the bottom.

4. Stuff with fibre-fill. Insert Dowel/skewer and sew opening shut.

5. Glue on Pom poms.

6. Tie ribbons at bottom of cauldron.

Handmade Halloween wand
DIY Halloween wand made out of felt

DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN HERE

No-sew Option

You could also hot glue the cauldron pieces together rather than sewing it if you prefer.

Witches Cauldron Halloween Wand

Felt cauldron Halloween wand

Halloween wand Tutorial and free pattern. Make this cute witches cauldron wand for your little ones. Perfect addition to a Boo Basket or makes a great Halloween party favor.

Materials

  • Felt
  • poly-fil/fibre fill
  • pom poms
  • rhinestones (optional)
  • wooden dowel/skewer
  • ribbon

Instructions

  1. Cut out pattern pieces from felt. Free pattern download link below.
  2. Sew cauldron rim onto one of the cauldron pieces.
  3. Stitch cauldron pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the bottom to insert stuffing.
  4. Stuff with poly-fi/fibre filll. Insert dowel/skewer and sew opening shut.
  5. Glue on pom poms and rhinestones.
  6. Tie ribbon at base of cauldron.
Felt Halloween wand, grey cauldron with pink and purple pom poms

If you can’t make this right away, don’t forget to Pin it for later! You can check out my Pinterest boards for more DIY ideas.

I would love to see the DIY Halloween wands you create! You can tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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The Pioneer Woman has great ideas for Boo Baskets. Such a fun Halloween tradition for kids!

DIY Hocus Pocus Doll

I made these Hocus Pocus Dolls from Dollar Tree Socks! This is an easy beginner sewing project, perfect for kids or adults. Below I have a detailed tutorial and the free SVG files and printable template for the faces are available to download.

Using socks makes this is an affordable and easy DIY sewing project. This is a great project for kids, who can complete it with beginner sewing skills. I have included options for different sewing levels so this project can be adapted for even the youngest sewers. Have fun picking out your patterned socks, you can pick whatever colours and patterns you like!

DIY Hocus Pocus Doll Supplies:

  • 3 pairs white socks
  • 3 pairs patterned socks
  • Fibre-fill / poly-fil stuffing
  • Yarn for hair
  • Heat transfer vinyl / embroidery thread for eyes & mouth
  • 16×6 inch piece of tulle/fabric for cape
  • Ribbon

DIY Hocus Pocus Doll Instructions:

1. Cut white sock just below heel. This will be the head of your doll. Stuff and secure with elastic. You could also sew shut if you prefer.

2. Create your doll’s hair using yarn (see note below for link to detailed tutorial) Wrap yarn around a clipboard/piece of cardboard and cut along one side. Sew down the middle to secure yarn together.

3. Place hair on the head of your doll and sew to secure. Style your dolls hair and secure with elastics. For Winifred I styled her hair into two buns on the top of her head. For Mary’s hair, I put it in a high side ponytail then tied elastics up the length and wrapped some yarn around to make it stand up.

5. Cut patterned socks just below the heel. This will be the body of your dolls. Stuff with poly-fill.

6. Insert head into body and sew to secure.

7. Create your dolls face. You can use heat transfer vinyl with my SVG file as I did, or if you prefer you could embroider the face of your doll using my template. Link to download the SVG files and printable templates is below.

8. To create the cape: Sew a gathering stitch along the top of your 16×6 inch tulle piece. Pull thread to gather until it fits around your doll. Sew ribbon on top of gathering stitches.

DOWNLOAD THE SVG FILE & TEMPLATES FOR THE FACES HERE

Tips & Tricks:

Here is a link to a great yarn hair video tutorial by Pin Cut Sew Studio

Add some rice or dry beans to the bottom of the patterned sock before stuffing if you want the dolls to stand up.

Options for younger makers:

  • Allow them to be involved in all the non- sewing steps. They will love stuffing the head and body, can help wrap the yarn hair and may be able to tie the elastics.
  • Have them draw the face on their doll using sharpies or fabric markers.

Hocus Pocus Sock Dolls

Hocus Pocus Sock Dolls

Make your own Hocus Pocus dolls out of socks! Create your own Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson dolls.

Materials

  • 3 pairs white socks
  • 3 pairs patterned socks
  • Fibre-fill / poly-fil stuffing
  • Yarn for hair
  • Heat transfer vinyl / embroidery thread for eyes & mouth
  • 16x6 inch piece of tulle/fabric for cape
  • Ribbon

Instructions

    1. Cut white sock just below heel. This will be the head of your doll. Stuff and secure with elastic. You could also sew shut if you prefer.

    2. Create your doll’s hair using yarn (see note below for link to detailed tutorial) Wrap yarn around a clipboard/piece of cardboard and cut along one side. Sew down the middle with your sewing machine to secure yarn together.

    3. Place hair on the head of your doll and hand sew to secure. Style your dolls hair and secure with elastics. For Winifred I styled her hair in two buns on the top of her head. For Mary’s hair I put it in a high side ponytail then tied elastics up the length and wrapped some yarn around to make it stand up.

    5. Cut patterned socks just below the heel (this will be the body of your dolls). Stuff with poly-fill.

    6. Insert head into body and sew together.

    7. Create your dolls face. You can use heat transfer vinyl with my SVG file as I did, or if you prefer you could embroider the face of your doll using my template.

    8. To create the cape: Sew a gathering stitch along the top of your 16x6 inch tulle piece. Pull thread to gather until it fits around your doll. Sew ribbon on top of gathering stitches.

Notes

  • Pin Cut Studio has a great video tutorial on making yarn hair.

How to Make Yarn Hair for Rag Dolls || A Video Tutorial — Pin Cut Sew Studio

  • Add some rice or dry beans to the bottom of the patterned sock before stuffing if you want the dolls to stand up.

Options for younger makers:

  • Allow them to be involved in all the non- sewing steps. They will love stuffing the head and body, can help wrap the yarn hair and may be able to tie the elastics.
  • Have them draw the face on their doll using sharpies or fabric markers.


“Oh, look! Another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” — Winifred Sanderson

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IKEA Picture Ledge Hack

I love how this shelf turned out! I took the popular Mosslanda photo ledge from IKEA and hung a piece of driftwood from it. It is perfect for hanging plants.

This is so easy to make, anyone can make it! Two drill holes and a few knots later, you will have yourself a beautiful hanging plant display!

You will need:

Instructions:

1. Drill two holes into the bottom of the photo ledge. I positioned the holes under the wall screws.

2. Thread rope through drilled hole and secure with double knot.

3. Tie rope around driftwood.

This shelf is located in my basement landing at the base of the stairs. As there is not much natural light, I used artificial plants from IKEA. The links to these are below.

My favourite IKEA artificial plants:

The hanging planters are a DIY I made from recycled Pine-Sol bottles! Check out my tutorial for instructions on how to make these cute hanging planters.

DIY Hanging Planter from Pine-Sol Bottle

If you try this tutorial I would love to see it! You can tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

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Upcycle an Old Shirt – See what I made!

Want to see some upcycle magic? See how I upcycled an old shirt into three new items. I loved the fabric and details of this shirt, but not the fit. I never wore it but didn’t want to get rid of it because I loved the colour and design so much. I started cutting and made three items from it that now get lots of use!

When you love the colour and fabric of a clothing item but not the fit, upcycling is the answer!

UPCYCLE

reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

Here is what I made from this ONE shirt:

1. Scrunchies

I used the bottom hem of the shirt to make scrunchies. I was able to make 2 scrunchies from the hem of this one shirt. I love the trim detail and used that as the outside edge of the scrunchie.

Here is my Favourite scrunchie tutorial from Martha Stewart.

2. Face Mask

To make this simple mask:

  1. Cut out 2 – 6 x 9 inch rectangles
  2. Sew right sides together leaving a 1 inch opening.
  3. Turn right side out and stitch closed.
  4. Fold sides and sew to create channel for elastic loops.
  5. Insert elastic and tie knot to from loop.

3. Bowl Cover

I made a mixing bowl cover for my Kitchenaid Mixer bowl. This bowl cover gets a ton of use in my kitchen!

Here is a Mixing bowl cover tutorial from My Frugal Home.

What would you make out of an old shirt you no longer wear?

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Turn any SVG into a Stencil – Cricut Design Space Tutorial

Cricut TUtorial

This is one of my favourite Cricut tips! There are many times I am making a project and don’t have the right vinyl colour on hand. My solution is to make a stencil and paint the design on! I will show you how to turn any SVG into a stencil in Cricut Design Space. It is so easy!

Upload your SVG and place on your canvas. Now you will place a rectangle over top of your SVG, making sure to fully cover the SVG.

Next select both the rectangle and SVG and click slice. Slice is located in “actions”.

Now remove the cut out piece of your design and the original SVG from your canvas. You are left with a stencil ready to be cut out!

Bunny Crew SVG available in my Etsy Shop_

I hope this Cricut Design Space tip comes in handy for you!

Vinyl Scrap Project Ideas – 4 ways to use HTV scraps

Don’t throw away your heat transfer vinyl scraps! I’ve got four projects perfect for scraps of HTV. I like to save my vinyl scraps to use for small projects so that I can save my full sheets of vinyl for larger projects.

I love this idea from Where the Smiles Have Been for storing vinyl scraps. I need to pick up a photo album next time I’m at the Dollar Tree

1. Label your Child’s clothing, shoes, and backpack.

Small pieces of HTV are perfect for making labels. I cut a bunch of name labels at once so I have them ready to go. I love to use them on my kids backpacks, hoodies, coats, snow pants, and winter gloves.

2. Make DIY leather tags for your handknit/crocheted items

diy leather tag

HTV scraps are perfect for making leather tags for your knit/crochet projects. Click on the link below to get my free SVG and see the tutorial.

DIY Leather Tags – Tutorial and Free SVG

3. Vinyl face for handmade toys.

Add Vinyl facial features to your handmade dolls or toys using your HTV scraps!

Vinyl doll face

Click the link below for my tutorial and free SVG file.

HTV face for handmade doll – Tutorial and Free SVG

4. Personalize your pet’s collar or leash.

Add your Pet’s name and decorate your pet’s collar with HTV scraps!

personalize dog collar with vinyl

Check out some more of my Cricut tips and ideas:

Among Us Plushie Pattern – Sewing Project for Kids

All of the extra time spent at home on the weekends has given me lots of time to craft with the kids. They have started playing the game Among Us so I came up with this Among Us plushie pattern for them. Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Sewing is an excellent handicraft for kids of all ages! This project can used with either hand sewing or machine sewing.

My oldest two who are 10 & 12 made it by themselves. However, even younger kids can make this easily with a little help! My 6 year old cut out the pieces and operated the foot pedal while I guided the fabric in the sewing machine.

I used a sewing machine for this project but this would also be a great project for hand sewing. Felt is great for beginner sewing because the edges do not fray.

I have included a free printable pattern and instructions so you can make them at home! Click on the link at the bottom of this post to download.

Among Us Plushie

Among Us Plushie

Made out of felt, this is an easy sewing project for kids.

Materials

  • Felt Sheets
  • Thread
  • Polyfill stuffing

Tools

  • Amung Us Plushie Free pattern (link to download in post)
  • Sewing Machine / sewing needle

Instructions

    1. Sew goggle highlight onto goggles.

    2. Sew goggles onto body

    3. Sew body pieces together leaving a 1 inch gap at the top.

    4. Stuff with polyfil and sew opening closed.

    5. Sew together backpack pieces leaving the top open.

    6. Stuff backpack with polyfil and sew top closed.

    7. Attach backpack onto backside with hot glue or hand sew.

Among Us Plushie Recommended Supplies:

Among Us Plushie Pattern

CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF PATTERN

Here are some more great sewing projects for kids:

DIY Hocus Pocus Dolls

Candy Wrapper Pouch easy sewing tutorial

If you make some Among Us plushies I would love to see them! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns and use #handmadejoyblog

DIY Leather Tags – Tutorial and free SVG

leather tag tutorial

Fall is when I pick up my knitting needles again and enjoy cozying up on the couch with a knitting project. I love the look of leather tags on knit/crochet items. I came up with this DIY version that is easy to create at home with some leather and heat transfer vinyl. I am giving you the free SVG file below too!

I made my tags out of leather from a thrifted bag. I am always on the lookout for leather bags and jackets when thrifting! To make these tags you will need leather (or faux leather), Heat transfer vinyl, my free cut file which you’ll find below, and a hammer and nail.

First you will cut a 1 inch by 2 inch rectangle out of the leather. Then using the hammer and Nail you will punch a hole in each corner of the tag. Be careful not to punch too close to the edge or the hole could rip. Use a piece of scrap wood under while you hammer.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG

Now you will cut your design out of vinyl and apply it to your tag. Make sure when weeding the vinyl to remove the outline as shown below. It is a bit tedious because it is such a small piece. I used a hair straightener to apply my vinyl to the leather. It works great for small applications like this! I just put parchment paper between the straightener and the leather.

Now you get to sew your finished tag on and admire how professional your handknit looks!

If you make your own tags I’d love to see how they look on your hand knit or Crochet creations! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog

leather tag tutorial

DIY Mask Pouch – Sewing Tutorial

Are your kids going back to school? In our area the Covid cases are low so kids are going back to school in September. However they are required to wear masks in the common areas of school. I’ve made these pouches to attach to their backpacks so that their masks are easy to reach when they arrive at school! Below I have included a quick tutorial to show you how I made them.

Supplies needed: main fabric and lining fabric, velcro, amd ribbon or bias tape. The mask fabric I used is available in my Spoonflower collection.

First You will cut out 2 pieces of fabric 12 inches x 6 inches – one main fabric and one lining fabric. I wanted to have a rounded edge so I traced a lid and rounded the corners of the top. You will also cut a 3.5 inch piece of ribbon or bias tape for the loop.

Next you will sew your fabric right sides together, leaving a small gap so you can turn it right-side-out after.

Turn right-side-out and fold the bottom up to form the pouch. You will pin your ribbon/bias tape in place along the side. Sew along the edge to secure. Final step is to sew on your velcro. You can do this before you sew the pouch if you find that easier.

I used a key ring to attach it to a zipper on my son’s backpack. I love that they will always have their mask handy when they enter school in the morning!