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Bunny Treat Bag

Bunny Treat Bag: Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Bag to sew, includes a free pattern and full tutorial on how to make it.
Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Treat Bag: Quick to sew, includes a free pattern and tutorial on how to make it.

Easter is coming, and so for this month’s #12MonthsofDIY Fabric Challenge, I thought it might be nice to make something for spring.

These Bunny Treat Bags were quick to put together, and are 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 then I dried it in a hot dryer to soften it.  This method worked great, and made the fabric lovely and soft.  Also I love its rustic wrinkled look.  Here’s how I made the Bunny Treat Bags.

Bunny Treat Bag Materials:

  • Linen Fabric
  • White Thread
  • Thin Ribbon
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • Small Black Buttons


Free Bunny Treat Bag Pattern

1.  Firstly, 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.

Time To Sew

2.  Secondly, 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.  Next 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.)

how to sew a bunny treat bag

3.  Next, 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.

sewing a bunny treat bag

4.  Then use an iron to press the seam open at the top, and then stitch around it, on both sides of the bag.

Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Bag

Add the Ears

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.  Next, carefully sew around the top of the bag.

how to a sew a drawstring bag

10. The next step is to 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.

how to make a drawstring bag

Add the Sweetest Bunny Face

11. Lastly, use the black embroidery thread to stitch an X for the mouth, and sew on the two black buttons for eyes.

sew a bunny bag for easter

Ideas on how to use your Bunny Treat Bag

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.

Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Treat Bag: Quick to sew, includes a free pattern and tutorial on how to make it.

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.

Easter Bunny Drawstring Treat Bag with free pattern

We filled ours with Easter treats.

Easter Bunny Treat Bag pattern

These would even be cute as a little purse for a little girl.

Linen Easter Bunny Drawstring Treat Bag

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.

Crafts To Do With Fabric

From the top left, they are:

Fabric Pillow from Bette Creek

Fabric Banner from Brooklyn Berry Designs

Reupholstered Bedroom Chair from Woman in Real Life

DIY Linen Napkins and Nautical Napkin Rings from Sustain My Craft Habit

DIY Baby Bandana Bib from Mommyzoid

Bunny Treat Bag from Life Is A Party

Fabric Covered Bulletin Board from The DIY Mommy

DIY Chenille Blanket with Pom-Poms from Vin’yet Etc.

Alligator Vinyl Pouf from PMQ For Two

Upcycled Commode Chair from New House New Home

DIY Infinity Scarf from Fresh Crush

Coffee Table Runner Easy Sewing Tutorial from Time with Thea

12MonthsofDIY February Fabric DIY Craft Ideas

And don’t forget, you can play along too.  Show us your Fabric DIY project, head over to Instagram for all the details. #12MonthsofDIY #FebruaryFabric

You might also like our Bunny Bait Easter Trail Mix here.

Bunny Bait Easter Trail Mix -trail mix, with some fun Easter additions like graham cracker bunnies, and Easter eggs, also a free printable Bunny Bait label.

Also check out How To Make Cement Easter Eggs here.

You might also enjoy Nail Polish Marbled Easter Eggs here.

Nail Polished Marbled Easter Eggs: easy water marbling with nail polish is the perfect modern touch to your Easter eggs.


  1. Oh my gosh! These are so adorable. I love this idea far more than the traditional Easter basket. Having a bunny bag like this would be a keeper for a long time! Excellent tutorial with excellent photographs!

  2. Thanks Thea, I usually think of myself as someone who can’t really sew, but it’s not that hard after all, lol.

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