Tuesday, April 6, 2010

sewing a basket liner

This was Carter's first Easter, and as his grandmother... I had to give him a basket, right?! And of course I had to make a basket liner for it and embroider his name on it, right?!
(kinda like if you give a mouse a cookie)
And besides, it's so easy to do with my Brother...
I actually embroidered the name on the fabric first before sewing the liner. I positioned it to make sure it would be right side up when I turned it over the outside of the basket, and then pushed start and the machine stitched away. I followed these directions using my basket measurements, but instead of using elastic I used ribbon in the casing.
the finished result...
The adults received candy filled Tervis Tumblers
as their Easter present
See how thrilled he is with his basket and all his goodies!
now... what to craft next???

linked to DIY day at A Soft Place to Land

and Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative


  1. Carter is gonna be so thankful that his grandmother has a Brother sewing machine so she can monogram and embroider all his precious things!! The basket is like all that you do - fabulous. xoxo

  2. One word...."ETSY!" Ok, 2 more - "Darling", "Cute"! :) xoxo

  3. Carter has to be one of the most beautiful babies I've ever seen! And, he's so lucky to have such a wonderfully talented grandmother...


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