If you've spend the time decorating all those Eater eggs, then you need some space to hold them - and this Easter bag also puts them nicely on display! See how easy it is to sew one for your Easter table dinner.
- Canvas fabric
- Cotton fabric
- Ruler, thread
- Water erasable marking pen
- Measuring tape
- Sewing pins
- Safety pins
Cut canvas and cotton: 25x36 cm/ 10x14 in (folded size 25x18 cm/ 10x7 in). Cut away the corners at the 2 edges along the fold - 6 cm/2.25 in wide and 5 cm/2 in high. Cut handle from canvas: 25x18 cm/ 10x7 in (all allowances inc.)
Sew the side seams of each canvas and cotton fabric with piece right sides facing in and with 1 cm/3/8 in seam. Press seams open.
Match seam allowance to folded edge, right sides facing for corners and pin in place to shape corners. Stitch 1 cm/ 3/8 in seam allowance and press seams open.
Fold the handle lengthwise in half with right sides facing in, pin and stitch with 1 cm/ 3/8 in seam allowance. Use a safety pin to pull the fabric through the tube to turn right sides facing out and press.
Topstitch along both edges of the strap at about a scant 3 mm/close to edge distance.
Pin the straps with rights sides facing onto the basket canvas and stitch close to the upper edge to hold it in place.
Pin right sides of cotton basket pieces onto outside canvas piece right sides facing, tucking straps pinned well in place. Stitch around the upper edge with 1 cm seam allowance being sure to leave an opening of 7 cm/ 2 3/4 in for turning.
Turn the basket to have the right sides facing out, turning through the opening and topstitch 0.3 cm/close to the edge to finish.
You can use this bag to hold decorated Easter eggs, or make one for all the little ones to run around with collecting goodies.