I have to confess, I find stitching these little baskets very therapeutic. Especially while sitting in front of some trashy TV show so I’m thinking this is the perfect balloon activity for you all mid-week. There’s nothing too tricky about these baskets, it’s really just about taking your time.
Here’s a running stitch tutorial for the sides of the basket…
…then it’s just whipstitch to pull the sides together along with the base.
If you’re stitches start to get a little wonky there’s a very simple way to pull them out. Just turn your needle around and push the eye end underneath the stitch you want to remove – pull up and your perle thread will com straight out.
The other tip I have is to leave the tails of your thread on – they’re not essential but you can use these to help you assemble the basket onto the balloon later on.