Easter is coming, and so for this month’s #12MonthsofDIY Fabric Challenge, I thought it might be nice to make something for spring. These Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Treat Bags were quick to put together, and perfect for your Easter celebrations. I made them out of some lovely linen fabric from On Line Fabric Store. Before I started sewing with the linen, I washed it a couple of times in hot water with some white vinegar, and dried it in a hot dryer to soften it. This method worked great, and made the fabric lovely and soft. I love its rustic wrinkled look. Here’s how I made the Bunny Treat Bags.
Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Treat Bags
- Linen Fabric
- White Thread
- Thin Ribbon
- Black Embroidery Thread
- Small Black Buttons
1. Print the free pattern, and then cut it out. Pin it to the fabric and cut out two pieces for the bag, and four pieces for the ears.
2. Pin two of the ear pieces together and sew with a 1/4” seam allowance, leaving the bottom open, so you can turn them right-side-out. Repeat with the other ear. Then, use a pen or chopstick to help you turn the ears right-side-out. (I used linen so there was no right-side or wrong-side of the fabric, if you use something else take care to sew the wrong sides together for the ears and the bag so that when you turn the seams to the inside of the pieces the good-side of the fabric is showing.)
3. Pin the bag pieces together, and sew taking special care to not sew the top, as marked on the pattern -starting and stopping about an inch and a half from the top, on both sides. This will be where we thread the draw string through the bag.
4. Next, use an iron to press the seam open at the top, and then stitch around it, on both sides of the bag.
9. Now fold down the top of the bag, to create the channel for the drawstring. Pin in place. Then on one side, pin in place the ears that have been turned right-side-out already. Carefully sew around the top of the bag.
10. Turn the bag right-side-out. Now cut two pieces of ribbon or twine for the drawstring. Thread one through each side, and tie in a knot, using a safety pin to help you thread it through the channel.
11. Lastly, use the black embroidery thread to stitch an X for the mouth, and sew on the two black buttons for eyes.
I liked the rustic, soft look of the un-ironed linen, but if you wanted a more crisp look you could iron the finished bag.
I thought these would be really sweet for an Easter table. What little girl or boy won’t want to find one of these waiting for them…or grown up for that matter.
We filled ours with Easter treats.
These would even be cute as a little purse for a little girl.
With a sweet little Linen Easter Bunny Treat Bag, life really is a party!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY fabric project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are:
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