Today, I'd like to share a simple yet great tutorial how to make a decorative basket of felt. This tutorial was shared with me by Lena who runs Baymut shop on Etsy. She made a piece of felt herself, but you don't need to struggle with it if you don't felt. :) You simply can buy a pre-made sheet of felt in a crafting store such Michaels.
So... You'll need:
1. A piece of felt approximately 8x8 inches (20x20 cm)
2. Hexagon pattern made of paper
3. Needle and thread
5. Various beads, shells, etc for decoration
Put the hexagon pattern on the felt, pin it, and cut it off. Make cuts as shown on the image below.
Take tree triangles and pin them as it's shown on the picture.
Stitch them where they were pinned. Take other 3 triangles and stitch them as the first row.
Then, decorate the basket with sea shells, beads, lace, embroidery or some other decorating elements. Here we go! There is a finished basket that may be stuffed with some stones, marbles, or just old spools.
Tutorial by Lena Baymut.