Here is a cute hand made cookie basket I sewed as a gift for my neighbour, to serve the cookies during this festival season.With the little scrap of fabric you have, you can sew them in to any size you want. I had a felt piece of 8 1/2 inches in width so I had to sew according to this measurment. This turned out to be an ideal size and can use not only for cookies,but for several other stuffs like bread ,buns etc.
The bottom felt has to be a little bit thicker than the side boarders.I have done scallops for the edges,if you like there is an option to sew beautiful scalloped 1/2 inch lace around the edges.
I am pretty sure she is going to love this gift.
Step 1: Requirements
Fabric of your choice
Thread to match
Silk thread for embroidery
Step 2: Template
I got four used (one side) A4 paper and glued them to gether. Draw a square of 8 1/2"x8 1/2" .From the line mesure 2 1/4" out from all sides and draw another box.Cut out right round the square on the outer line.This is the template for the cookie basket.
I used the marker pen for the photographs.If you want you can skip this.
Step 3: Cut Fabric
I had a fabric piece of 29"x17" and the width of the brown felt I had was 8 1/4".That is why I decided to make this size.Any way this is an ideal size for the table.
Fold the fabric in to two the right side facing inwards.Place the template over pin it, and cut the fabric.
Step 4: Tracing
Place the cut out fabric along with the pinned template over the carbon right side facing upwads and trace out the 8 1/2"x8 1/2" square on to the fabric.Remove the template away and pin both pieces together ,then trace out the other side of the fabric too.