Ruffled Easter Egg Basket

It's ruffle time!
Last week, I introduced you to ruffle fabric by showing you my upcycled ruffle pillows... pillows that had been quite useless, sitting in my basement until I made simple pillow cases for them using ruffle fabric.  I have a few more ruffle projects up my sleeve. 
Although Easter is months away, I am a victim of spring fever!  I saw Easter baskets at JoAnn's this week, and I couldn't resist!  I can just imagine Little Man collecting his Easter eggs...  
Come along and see how to make your own ruffled Easter basket liner!
I started off by measuring my basket.  I added 1/2 inch seam allowance to all measurements:
* I measured the circular part of the basket's base.  This would be the bottom of the liner.
* I also measured the height of the basket's body, adding how much of the fabric I wanted to fold over the opposite edge.  This would be the width of the strips.  The circumference of the basket's bottom would be the length of the strips.  To make my basket liner double sided, I needed 2 strips for the inside and outside.

I used my measurements to carefully cut out the basket liner's bottom and the 2 long strips for the liner.

Next, I precisely pinned the 2 long strips, right sides together.  I only sewed 3 sides--leaving one long side open.  **Tip for sewing ruffle fabric:  Brush all of the ruffles so they fall the same way before sewing.**

Now I pinned the double liner all the way around the circular fabric base, right sides together.  I sewed very slowly around the circle, making sure to secure all 3 layers of this thin, sheer fabric.

 

I needed some way to create openings for the 2 basket handles. I sewed up the double liner's final edge (creating a circle), but only part of the way.  I left the rest of the edge open to wrap around the handle.  I simply sewed on velcro to hold the liner closed.

To create an opening for the opposite handle, I made a slit from the outside up to the handle.  I hemmed the raw edges just slightly, and used velcro once again to hold it closed.  Velcro is one of my favorite crafting supplies!

I slipped on that lovely ruffly liner... absolutely blissful.  But doesn't it look awfully empty.  I dug the Easter eggs out of storage just to get the full effect.


Yes, that's better!
Don't forget that now is the time to order your very own ruffle fabric!  Ruffle fabric is offering Oopsey Daisy readers a 10% discount.  Just enter promo code "Daisy" at checkout!  This offer is only valid for 1 more week!
If you have made something using ruffle fabric, please send me some pictures. 
I would love to see what you create!
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Comments

  1. I love it! Cutest thing!! I love and appreciate your ideas! they are amazing!

  2. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Super cute! I love the vintage look it give the basket. Very chic! This fabric looks like a LOT of fun!

  3. Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape says:

    that looks adorable, something like this would be so expensive at a store. It's such a cute idea.

    I'm having a giveaway! come by when you can.

  4. This looks adorable, great idea for jazzing up the basket!

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  6. Shanae Branham says:

    What a sweet idea. Thank you for the great tutorial. By the way, I have a contest giveaway on my blog you might find fun. Take a look. triumphandtears.blogspot.com

  7. Emily Love says:

    I just love your blog and have awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award"! I hope you will accept!

    http://madewithemilylove.blogspot.com/2011/02/oooh-you-think-im-stylish.html

  8. Farah Muzaffar says:

    What a cute and feminine touch idea… ruffled cover looks so pretty… I am going to archive it…
    Want to have some chocolate bites… hope you liked them at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

  9. This looks great. Ruffles are so in right now.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  10. I'm loving this ruffle fabric that you keep showing where can I find it?

  11. Allison {A Glimpse Inside} says:

    That's a great idea! I missed this post.

  12. Jennifer says:

    So cute! I can't wait to try it out on my cousins' basket, and maybe fill a couple baskets at home with it too. I featured you today on my favorite things :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-favorite-things.html

  13. That's really cute. I have some ruffle fabric I'm trying to decide what to do with and this seems like a great idea…now to get a basket…..

  14. casserole says:

    That's so pretty!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-easter-basket-liner-from-ruffle-fabric/2011/04/09/

    –Anne

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