Easter Baskets for the Boys


How to make a customized fabric Easter basket.

I've been giving Craftsy a try recently, in particular one of their free classes. I tried the "Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag" and made the bucket bags for the boys for Easter. They worked out really well as the size was good and I like how sturdy they are with the interfacing. They're tall enough to hold a Jenga game, just to give you an idea how tall the bag ends up being.

If you're interested in giving Craftsy classes a try, I highly recommend them. They have classes for all skill levels, a lot of free classes, and you can speed up or slow down the lessons as needed. I had a pretty good idea what I was doing for the Bucket Bag already so I kept it going on 2x just so I could get the basic information really fast in between doing each step. I've got a link at the bottom you can follow to try some Craftsy classes yourself; if you follow my link then you support this blog.

Okay... onto some alternations I made to the original tutorial. I did not add stabilizer to the pockets because I didn't have enough and I don't think it's completely necessary. I also ended up just making the handles with my serger... I just like my serger too much not to try to use it every chance I get. I didn't have enough of the right type of stabilizer so I did use a couple different kinds- one wasn't iron on so I just basted it on first. I don't think it looks as good as the other bag as a result... but can you guess which is which? Probably not. It's a heck of a lot easier to use the iron on though. I also embroidered the front at the beginning with the boys' names. Otherwise I stuck pretty close to the tutorial.

Inside of the bags.

Closer up picture of the bag fronts.
I'm looking forward to trying a few more classes on Craftsy, especially because I'm interested in learning more about making clothes and doing my own patterns to make custom clothes for myself and my family. I like the idea of having things that fit just right, especially because my big shoulders and big thighs seem to throw sizing off for my shirts and pants (all muscle, of course. ha).

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DIY Danielle: Easter Baskets for the Boys
Easter Baskets for the Boys
How to make a customized fabric Easter basket.
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