DIY Felt Woven Picnic Basket

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Tutorial Part 3 - Sewing

T3-1: Sew the strips (short) onto the basket front piece by piece.

T3-2: Finish sewing all 29 pieces of the strips on.
(Hint: Just remove or add on the strips accordingly if you have cut them too thick or too thin.)

T3-3: This is how it'll look like from the back.

T3-4: Lift up all the even number strips as shown.

T3-5: Place one strip (long) across the basket as shown.

T3-6: Put the even number strips down.

T3-7: Lift up all the odd number strips.

T3-8: Place another strip across.

T3-9: Put the strips down.

T3-10: Lift up all the even number strips again.

T3-11: Place another strip across.

T3-12: Put the even number strips down.

T3-13: Repeat the same steps until you left the last 3 strips.

T3-14: Trim off all uneven fabrics at both sides.

T3-15: Then stitch up both sides.

T3-16: This is how your basket looks like at this stage.

T3-17: Turn the basket over.

T3-18: Insert the front cardboard in as shown.

T3-19: Turn your basket over & continue weaving lifting strip by strip alternately.

T3-20: Finish weaving the remaining 3 strips.

T3-21: Turn over to the back.

T3-22: Trim away the excess fabrics as shown.
T3-23: Turn your basket over to the front.
T3-24: Stitch the opening close.

T3-25: The front of your basket is finished! (Repeat the same for the back of the basket).

T3-26: Next sew the strips onto the side of the basket.

T3-27: Finish sewing the strips as shown.
(Hints: Just remove or add on the strips accordingly if you have cut them too thick or too thin.)

T3-28: Lift up all the odd number strips.

T3-29: Place one strip across.

T3-30: Put the strips down.

T3-31: Lift up all the even number strips.

T3-32: Place another strip across.

T3-33: Put down the strips.

T3-34: Lift up the odd number strips again.

T3-35: Place another strip across.

T3-36: Put the strips down.

T3-37: Repeat the same till you reached the bottom.

T3-38: Trim off the uneven fabrics (if any).

T3-39: Stitch the sides together leaving one side open.

T3-40: Insert the cardboard from the opening.

T3-41: Seal up the opening.

T3-42: The side of your basket is finished!

T3-43: Repeat the same for the other side of the basket as well as the two flaps.
(Note: They are all of the same size.)

T3-44: Next put the two pieces of the basket base together and sew the 3 sides together leaving one side open. (refer to next step).

T3-45: Insert the cardboard in.

T3-46: Then seal up the opening.

T3-47: Next place the front, back, sides & base of the basket as shown above.

T3-48: And sew them together accordingly to above format.

T3-49: This is how your basket will look like at this stage.

T3-50: Next join and sew all 4 sides of the basket together as shown.

T3-51: The body of your basket is completed!

T3-52: Sew the two pieces of the flaps buckle together.

T3-53: Sew the velcro onto one side of the buckle as shown.

T3-54: Next sew it onto the front of one of the flaps with the velcro facing down & outwards.
(Note: Sew it onto the shorter side).

T3-55: This is how the back should look like.

T3-56: Sew the flap onto the basket as shown.
T3-57: Sew the other flap onto the other side.

T3-58: Measure 7cm from the ends of the handle (cardboard) and make a marking.

T3-59: Fold both sides down where the markings are.

T3-60: Stitch the ends of two pieces of the handles together.

T3-61: Repeat the same for the other six pieces till you get four long pieces.

T3-62: Pin two pieces of the handle onto cardboard overlapping each other as shown.

T3-63: Turn over and cross the two pieces as shown.
(Note: Be weary of the pin all the time so as not to hurt yourself)
T3-64: Turn over and cross the two pieces again.
(Note: Always overlap in the same direction. ie. the right piece always on top of the left)

T3-65: Turn over & cross the fabrics again.

T3-66: Repeat the same till you reach the end of the cardboard.

T3-67: Secure the fabrics with another pin.

T3-68: Next place the other two pieces overlapping each other on the other side.
(Note: Through the same pin that is already on the end of the cardboard).

T3-69: Turn over & cross the fabrics on each other again.

T3-70: Turn over & do the same again.

T3-71: Repeat the same till you reached the end.

T3-72: Trim off excess fabrics.

T3-73: Fasten & sew the fabrics together for both ends.

T3-74: Bend the handle at both sides (where you have previously folded).

T3-75: Sew both ends of the handles onto both sides of the basket as shown.

T3-76: And your Felt Woven Picnic Basket is completed!!

Prepare your favorite food and it's time for a great picnic!!

My baby girl with some of my felt creations.


Proceed to Part 4 for the Cut-out Patterns.

9 comments:

Matt said...

Oh, super cute! Thank you so much. You are a gifted artist. Love your designs. Keep 'em coming!

Dani said...

I just finished making one for my niece and I love it! I'll have to make one for my family. Truly talented!

Dawn Alice Rogers said...

Wow! Great tutorial and such a cute project!

Meninheira said...

You'r baby is the most beautiful :)

What a great work, congratulations and the tutorial is fantastic!!

Thanks :)

Lit'l Brown Bird said...

Thanks for the kind comments & support. I'll try to come out with more patterns soon. Cheers!

Eli Burford said...

Absolutely amazing. You put a lot of work into this! I would love to see some more basic bags done with this method, such as a messenger bag for a laptop or a wallet (if possible).

Really sturdy looking bad you've made :)

Clotilde said...

Beautiful! I love it.Great job.

ENID - M.D.N.S. :) said...

OMG, Shes BEAUTIFULL :) - Your Baby :) and picnic basket - fantastic!

shunee said...

your amazing and your baby is gorgeous!! I am new to felting I hope I can be a good as you are! :)