I have made an egg basket but you could use it to store cotton reels, sewing notions, knitting bits and bobs or anything in really.
Here is a
badly photographed tutorial that explains how to assemble a sewn egg basket from an idea seen on pinterest here. It is not my design but the destination site comes up as 'not secure' so I don't want to link in you folks as there was quite a bit of dodgy advertising on it.
Firstly, I printed out the pattern and then blew it up on a photocopier to get a bigger size on A3. I added extra for seam allowances and extra to the head piece for joining to the body.
Next sew wings, right sides together, leaving an opening for turning
Sew heads to the bodies using a 5mm seam allowance
Quilt wadding to the body linings. I did mine by eye but you can do any style you like.
Pin felt face pieces on the RIGHT Side of one of the outer pieces.
With right sides together sew an inner and an outer leaving the bottom open for turning. On reflection you could sew more of the bottom and just leave a space to turn it out.
You now have the three components to hand sew together. First sew up the hens body along the front, over the head and leave the back bone open. Then sew up the tail. Use strong thread and a small slip stitch or bury small picking stitches in the wadding.
Finally hand sew in the base and add two button eyes.
Hooray! one happy hen. One for my present box which is coming along nicely. Thanks for dropping in. Jo xxx
disclaimer: this is NOT my design I am merely adding an English translation to the images shown on pinterest which have instruction in Chinese.