Friday, June 1, 2012

Felted decorative basket tutorial

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.

Felted decorative basket tutorial

So... You'll need:
1. A piece of felt approximately 8x8 inches (20x20 cm)
2. Hexagon pattern made of paper
3. Needle and thread
4. Pins
5. Various beads, shells, etc for decoration

Felted decorative basket tutorial

Put the hexagon pattern on the felt, pin it, and cut it off. Make cuts as shown on the image below.

Felted decorative basket tutorial

Take tree triangles and pin them as it's shown on the picture.

Felted decorative basket tutorial
Stitch them where they were pinned. Take other 3 triangles and stitch them as the first row.

Felted decorative basket tutorial

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.

Felted decorative basket tutorial

Enjoy!

Tutorial by Lena Baymut.

5 comments:

Svetlana NES said...

Cute box and wonderful tutorial.
Thank you!

TonyaUtkina said...

Such a great idea! I'll definitely try it out! Love the pictures too!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this darling basket tutorial with us. I posted it on Carft Gossip Felting ♥♥♥ it
http://felting.craftgossip.com/2012/06/01/felted-decorative-basket-tutorial/#

Linda

Galia said...

Lovely! Thanks!

monkeyandsquidge said...

That's so sweet and so simple with your tutorial. Lovely!

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