Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Sports Fan's Easter Basket 2015

Here's another Handmade Easter Basket!  You might remember I don't care for those cheap-o baskets stuffed with lots of plastic grass.  Blech!  Call me crazy, but I think the basket should be something useful year round!  Click HERE to see last year's idea!  Click HERE to see another one from 2015!

What do you think?

THIS CLASS taught me how to sew French Seams by making a pillow case.  I've been pretty obsessed with pillow case sewing ever since!  They are such a quick, easy project.

We are Arkansas Razorback fans around here, but our favorite 8 year old likes OU.  Even though I'm not crazy about this fabric, he's going to be thrilled!  ;-)  (For the sewists reading this, yes, I did get the fabric upside down on one of them, but didn't notice until they were side by side and I just couldn't bring myself to pick it apart.)

 Books were placed in the bottom to give the pillow case some structure.  We *LOVE* books, so they are frequent gifts.  Somewhat carefully, the rest of the presents were stacked on top of that.  This year, the loot includes a couple of outfits for church, sandals, an egg coloring kit, construction paper, colored pencils and, of course, candy!

Once all the stash was loaded, a bit of ribbon tied off the top and the band was folded over it!  Each child is receiving two handmade pillow cases.  One has a pillow inside, while the other has Easter gifts.

I still have one more "basket" to show you, plus a tutorial on sewing these fun pillow cases.  Please stay tuned!

I hope you and your loved ones have a very blessed Easter this year!

;-)  -Marci


  1. This is a great basket! And you're right...Much better when you can use something all year round. =0)

  2. You're so dang cute!! I love your creativity and I appreciate you so much Marci!! Happy Easter weekend.

  3. So much fun and clever....and at the end of the day you have a nice new pillowcase. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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