Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter Bag

Today, my kids and my niece and I made cute little Easter bags out of felt. I let the kids really do them completely on their own, with the exception of me cutting the bunny shapes out ahead of time. They were fast and easy to make and the kids were so proud of their creations! Here is how we made them:

What you need:
2+ pieces of felt (one colored piece for the bag and one white piece for the bunny)
Fabric glue
sewing machine/thread
baubles for the eyes (optional-- you could also use felt)

Cut a circle and two ears out of the white felt.

Fold your colored felt in half and place the bunny pieces on the colored piece to get an idea of how big you want the bag to be. Place the bunny lower down on the bag so you can trim the top to have for the handle. Carefully cut along the top of the colored piece to remove a strip about an inch or so wide. This will be your handle. Now cut along the fold of the colored piece so that you end with two separate colored pieces. (Be sure to do this after cutting the strip for your handle)

Using the fabric glue, adhere your bunny head to one piece of the colored fabric. Decorate the face with the baubles and yarn as desired.

Once the bunny face is completed and dry, use a zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine to stitch the two sides and bottom of the bag, leaving the top open. I used a contrasting colored thread for pizazz.

Attach the handle with the sewing machine as well.

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