Sew adorable Bunny Treat Bags to put in your Easter Baskets this year! This easy project is perfect for a beginner.
You’ll find the free pattern below that works with pre-cut charm squares or any four 5” squares of fabric. Of course, you can use scrap fabric to make these little bunnies, too. Just cut your scraps into 5” squares before getting started.
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Filled with Easter treats, I think they are way cuter than plastic eggs.
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You will need:
For each treat bag you will need four 5″ squares of fabric (cutting them into squares before hand will make them quicker to stitch up and reduce waste – I promise).
For each treat bag you will need four 5″ squares of fabric (cutting them into squares before hand will make them quicker to stitch up and reduce waste – I promise)My treat bags were made with a charm square bundle from Riley Black. It included twenty one 5″ squares, and I was able to make 5 treat bags with one square left over (each treat bag requires four 5″ squares). My favorite place to buy charm packs is Fat Quarter Shop.
You will also need:
- about 16” of 1/8” – 1/4” wide ribbon
- a pencil or fabric pen
- a sewing machine
How to Sew Bunny Treat Bags – Instructions
So let’s get started!
TRACE THE TEMPLATES
1. Use scissors to cut the ear and bunny face shapes out of the paper along the dotted lines. Do NOT cut your fabric into these shapes.
2. Trace the shapes onto the backs of two charm squares as shown, two bunny ears on one charm square and one face shape on another. Make sure there is at least 1/4″ between the bunny ear shapes. You are going to stitch along these lines. If you don’t have a fabric pen on hand, you can use a pencil, washable marker or heat-erasing pen (I used a Frixion heat erasing pen).
MAKE THE CASING
1. Take the two charm squares you have chosen for the bag (face) and iron the top edge down 1/4″ and then again 1/2″ to make the ribbon casing. Don’t stitch yet.
2. On the square that will make the front of the bag, draw a 3/8″ vertical line for a button hole. The button hole should be in the center just under the folded edge.
3. Open out the folds you just ironed (important!) and sew a button hole over the line you just drew.
Here you see my finished button hole.
Pin and Sew the Bunny Treat Bags
1. Pin the four charm squares right sides together. Pin the one with a button hole to the other one with creases ironed to the top, but open out the creases for this step.
2. Stitch over all of the lines you traced, starting at the top of the charm squares. See how I opened up the casing for the bag? that’s important.
SEW ON THE BUNNY EARS
1. Trim away the extra fabric and cut the ears apart, leaving about 1/4″ of seam allowance (it might be less between the bunny ears). Cut the point off the bunny ears, but don’t cut your stitching!
2. Turn the ears right side out and press. Don’t turn the bag right side out yet, but press the casing back into place.
3. On the back of the bag, tuck the ears under the casing and pin. The side of the ears that are showing here will end up being the back of the ears on the finished bag. Pin the casing down on the front with one pin, if desired.
Unless you have an itty-bitty free arm on your sewing machine, you will need to carefully flip the bag right side out for this part.
4. Stitch the casing along the folded edge, stopping and starting at one side seam and catching the ears in the casing as you go. Be sure to backstitch.
Finishing the Easter Bunny Bag
Turn the bag right side out and you’re almost done… just thread about 16″ of ribbon through the buttonhole to make the drawstring. So cute!
Now make a litter of bunny treat bags filled with candy for your Easter Basket! I think the tracing and stitching method really helps to cut down on time. I made all five in just a couple hours – and that was stopping to take pictures too.
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