Activity 65:  Felt Baskets

We have packs made up with the materials needed for this lovely activity - visit Gallery 966 during our pack collection times to get one. You can also use your own materials.

 

You Will Need: 

  • A  square piece of sturdy felt.

  • Good scissors

  • Needle and thread

  • Pins

  • The template to cut out the octagon can be used

Step by step guide:

Cut out your octagon shape by using the template provided here.

Cut into each corner of the octagon – the deeper the cut, the higher and smaller your basket will be. A ‘short’ cut in, will provide you with a flatter more open basket. Choose which version you would like and then make the cuts accordingly.

Fold over the first 2 flaps as shown here.

Pin them together.

Once all flaps are stitched, remove the pins.

Fold over the next 2 flaps as shown here and pin them in.

Now fold over the next groups of flaps and try to create a balanced effect. Stitch them on once you are happy with the look of it.

Place a tiny stitch where you have placed the pins - try to make the stitch invisible on the outside.

Take out the pins and you should have invisible stitches holding your basket together 😊

If you make one of these, please send us a photo!

Colorful Pattern

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