Updated: Apr 11, 2020
This quirky little bag is perfect for little ones to use for collecting Easter Eggs!
It is easy to make, has a little bit of applique and is perfect for using your left over fabric.
You will need the following;
4 squares 10 x 10 inches – 2 squares for the outside and 2 for the inside lining
2 rectangles 5 x 17 inches for the straps
Scraps for applique
Thread for applique
Applique Pattern - download here
Trace all the template shapes from the applique pattern on to the paper side of fusible web. These templates have been reversed for fusible web application. Roughly cut out these pieces outside the traced lines. Iron the cut shapes to the wrong side of the chosen fabric. Cut out the shapes on the lines.
Using the diagram as a guide layout the applique pieces on the right side of one of the 10 x 10 inch squares.
Use a thread and stitch of your choice to stitch the applique pieces to the background fabric.
I used a white Rasant thread and a blanket stitch on my sewing machine to stitch my pieces down.
Make 2 Handles
Fold the handles in half long ways to mark the middle of the strip and then open strip up.
Press each side in towards the middle, then fold strip in half and press. Top stitch down each side of the strip to keep the strip together.
Make the Tote
Place the applique square (front) and another 10 x 10 square (back) right sides together and sew along the sides and bottom of the squares. Turn right side out and press.
Repeat for the 2 lining 10 x 10 squares leaving about a 2 inch opening in one of the sides. Leave with right sides together.
Pin the handles to the front and back of the bag, 1 inch in from the sides. Use a small seam to stitch handles in place.
Place the outside bag inside the lining with right sides together ensuring you tuck in the handles between the layers. Sew along the top edge all the way around.
Pull the bag through the opening left in the lining.
Place the lining inside the bag and give it a good press. Top stitch around the top of the bag to hold the lining inside. Use a Pigma Pen to draw some whiskers on the bunny.
Give to a little one to collect some chocolate Easter Eggs!