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DIY Easter Baskets!

Running On Eagles Wings  -DIY Easter Baskets - Simple sewing - Great for young kids

Holidays stress me out. I’m not a huge person into lots of gifts, but I think something little is fun. Last year for Easter the grandparents sent along a few items for the kids, but I really wanted some fun baskets to put stuff in and for them to use in the future for egg hunts and all.

When I talked to my mom about baskets she mentioned seeing some and I looked all over Etsy, but by the time I looked everything was pretty much sold out! 🙁 Soooo Off to Pinterest (follow me here!) I found this super cute post where she made some adorable baskets! The original tutorial is here.

I went and bought the fabric and stabilizer at Joann Fabrics but didn’t end up cutting everything out until Saturday Afternoon nap(ahem the day before Easter)!! Then I sewed the two baskets after getting the kids in bed Saturday Night. I would say for the two baskets it probably took me about 3 hours total. For the first time doing anything round and making this, I think it wasn’t bad! Here is the finished product:

Running On Eagles Wings  - DIY Easter Baskets

And the baskets with stuff in them:

Running On Eagles Wings - Easter Baskets full of goodies on Easter Morning

What was included in the Easter baskets? For Teddy: I had Aden + Anais blanket and lovies, My mom sent some clothes and fun book. For Hannah: I got an Aden + Anais blanket, an Applecheeks Swim Diaper, & my mom sent bubbles, a dress, outfit, a bath toy, and a little purse. My mother-in-law sent a book, stuffed bunny, some hopping wind up toys and play eggs and 2 other baskets.

The baskets were a total success. Hannah took her Easter basket with her everywhere Sunday! It was the perfect size for her small church egg hunt! She knew to get the eggs in her basket without me showing her!!

I’m so excited this year to have both kids enjoy their Easter baskets!! It was a fun and simple project. The ONLY change I would make would be to extend all the measurements by 1/2″ so there is more seam allowance. I’m not good at 1/4″ seams and it was pretty hard to put the bottoms in with that small seam!

Have you made your kids Easter baskets or other holiday items? Let me know in the comments!

Sunnies Case!

I have been sewing quite a bit lately! It is a good activity and I can still sit long enough to do it! I have a bunch of awesome projects I’ve been working on to share!

First is this super cute sunglasses case I found on Pinterest I think:



So It looks super cute and my sunglasses case that came with my sunglasses is falling.apart.

So I had some fun fabric and followed the great Tutorial.

Here is how mine came out:



I am dying over this fabric. Its so awesome! I made this with some leftover fabric from another project I’ll be sharing next week hopefully!



And my awesome sunglasses will totally fit! Actually its a pretty large case! I followed the instructions but definitely think it could be shorter. However maybe it will prevent them from falling out?



Here you can see inside they fit easily.  I actually used some flannel for the inside to be extra protective on my awesome sunnies!

One thing I really love about this case is the little loop at the top! This is great because I use a carabiner for my keys and I can just hook the case onto that or my wristlet! Then I can carry my sunglasses easier and not have to have them on top of my head or risking falling somewhere!

Overall Pretty good! I think the one change I would make is that instead of starting with a 10×10 inch square I would use a 8.5 inch sq to start. This would reduce the volume around the sides and the excess length. Now this may really depend on your actual sunglasses! I have enough fabric to make another one so maybe I’ll see if I can get it down a bit smaller!

Either way its a great simple tutorial! Perfect for the beginning on summer when we always want our sunnies!