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Homemade Easter Baskets

If you've ever wanted to make your own Easter baskets, I'm sharing a super simple sewing project today that will help. But my favorite part isn't the candy inside. It's that once the holiday is over, you can reuse these canvas baskets as year-round storage and organization. Not bad for a humble Easter basket.
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: basket, canvas, diy, easter, Easter DIY, quick sewing project, sewing, tutorial

Equipment

  • ruler / measuring tape
  • sewing machine

Materials

  • medium to heavy weight canvas yardage I painted mine ahead of time
  • sewing chalk or pencil

Instructions

  • Measure and cut canvas.
  • Measure a piece of canvas for your basket, based on the desired size. A good starting point is 11.5 inches wide by 20 inches long (which is what we started with). Cut down to size.
  • Fold and sew canvas.
  • Once cut, fold the canvas in half (hamburger style), as shown in photo. Then sew a straight line on both sides of what will be your basket (about 1/4 - 1/2 inch from the edge), leaving the top open. Backstitch at the beginning and end of each side.
  • Fold canvas corners into two peaks.
  • Next, match up the bottom corners of the basket to each other (as shown in the photo) and fold as shown, into two peaks.
  • Create horizontal lines across the corners.
  • Measure from the tip to 1.5 inches down, make a mark, and then make a horizontal line across as your guide. Do this on the other corner as well. Flip over and do the same on the other side.
  • Sew straight lines across those corners.
  • Then,¬†sew a straight line across the guide that you made in step 4. Being sure to backstitch at the beginning and end.¬†Repeat this process for the other corner as well.
  • Turn right side out and fold the top down.
  • Turn tote right side out. And fold the top down in a roll one or two times so the raw edge doesn't show.
  • You can even add a handle if desired, with a scrap piece of canvas (add a piece of wire to make it stand up). I opted for a simple bucket basket without a handle to make it easier to reuse them throughout the year for organizing, etc.