1 honey bun of your choice (featured is “Swanky” but another cute softer option would be aviary by 3 sisters)
*1 package of piping (6yards) I used Wrights 12/32″ cotton filler cord
when you unravel your honey bun separate colors.
start by sewing together 4 strips alternating colors randomly (I cut mine in half ,at the fold, because I wanted a more scrappy look but you can keep your strips full length).
once you have 4 strips together fold in half and sew onto your thick piping.i then started to ravel around my piping with the fabric. once I got close to the end of my strips, I sewed 4 more strips onto the existing end (4 seemed to be the magic number. Any more on there and it became a tangled mess, and less and you were having to stop and sew too quickly in between)keep going through the full 6 yards of piping that comes in the package.when you get to your end of the piping, sew just like you did when you started through the piping and the fabric. this will not let the fabric unravel.start your coil and hand sew together from the center out by sewing the outer coil to the inner coil when you get to the 7th row out you will then start to “stack” your coil.just like when it was laying flat but now you sew it together from the top coil to the “stacked on top of” coilhere’s the best angle I could get of the stacked coil with the needle going in on the top and out of the “stacked on top of” coil do this for the whole basket till you get close to the end. where your “stacking” started (on the bottom),you will want to end your basket top. this way it won’t be lopsided (counting from the bottom up i have 8 rows all around).make sure you sew right before you are going to cut on the piping so the fabric wont unravel. cut off extra (should be a small tail NOT enough to go around one more time). and then tuck in a little so the raw end doesn’t show from the top. you now have the base of your basket.
now on to the handle:just how you started your basket you are going to start your handle. I used the smaller piping for this and i cut it to 39 inches. fold fabric in half length wise and sew your fabric onto your piping at the end of the piping.
ravel around the 39 incheswhen done raveling, sew the end so it doesn’t unravel. fold your 39 inches of piping three even ways like so.you are going to sew through all three piping and sew the whole thing togetheryou will end up with this to attach your handle start from the inside and back through the outside. do this quite a few times to make the handle super sturdy. do the same to the other side of the handle. instructions by Vanessa from V and Co.
one super cute springy Easter basket. (with base of aprox 6 1/2 inches in width)
(if you are interested in buying honey buns to make this project in Aviary by three sisters, visit her etsy store)