This felt basket is easy to be made by cutting, punching holes and threading through. You don’t have to use felt, try some other material that is firm enough such as plastic or leather. Felt sewing projects are very basic for beginners to get introduction into sewing with cutting and easy running or blanket stitch edging, by hand or by sewing machine. Felt crafts is easy to sew 2 pieces together, the most important part is the template. Felt Christmas ornaments could be easily crafted with your kids to make your Holiday tree more cool and unique. They are also useful to adorn other things like branches, mantels, lamps and so on. It is a good choice because you can change the color or even patterns to matching your home decorations.
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Materials you may need in this project:
- Ribbon decoration
To make this basket first you have to cut a large circle from felt about 44.5 cm in diameter as shown. After that mark 16 lines about 8 cm long at the sides of the circle in such a way that if you extend these lines they will meet at the centre of the circle. Make cuts along the lines so that you will get sectors. In each sector punch two holes as shown. Bring the sides together, pass a string or ribbon through the holes. Make the string tight and tie so that the felt takes the form of a basket. Embellish the basket with ribbon or fabric flowers and use it to store your craft supplies or any other objects that you find suitable.
Cut the felt into a circle with Diameter = 44cm (you can choose any diameter you want, but be sure to adjust the cut around the circle later)
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Divide the felt circle into 16 equal folds, cut the fold with a length = 8cm
Thread through and decorate.