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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

How To Tuesday: Bunny Goodie Bag

There's a lot of excitement over Spring and I have to say that I love Easter too! It is a celebration of new life and that's where all the bunnies and eggs and chicks come into play. So when it's time for all the goodies to come out too, I always want something to share with family and friends. If you're looking for the perfect handmade gift for teachers, friends, or co-workers, this one is sure to please! (And it looks like the perfect size to hide some of those Mini Cadbury Eggs. Mmm, the best candy ever...)  

Isn't it so cute?!  Today we're going to show you how to make this adorable Bunny Goodie Bag.  Here's Morgan with the tutorial: 

To start you will need a total of six 5" x 5" squares. Two for the ears, two for the body, and two for the lining.

We are going to make the ears first. Take the "ear" pieces and fold them in half with right sides together. We will then place a pin at the top center point as shown below. We will sew up the long side and as we near the top we will curve our sewing so we end up at the pin. Repeat on the other side so it looks like the picture below. Repeat with the second ear.  

Next we will trim close to the stitching and flip the ears right side out. Top stitch 1/8" from the outer edges as shown below.

Now we take our body pieces and lay them right sides together and sew along 3 sides as shown below. Flip right side out and press.

Moving on to the lining, we will again place them right sides together. This time we will sew down both sides and about 2" in on the bottom edge of each side, leaving a 1" gap in the center of the bottom as shown below.

Now we will baste stitch our ears to one top edge of the body, on the right side, as shown below.

Next we will slide the lining bag up over the ears and body, right sides together. Line up the raw edges and sew around the edge. Now we will flip the whole bag right side out through the one inch gap we left in the lining.

 Once right side out, find the opening on the lining and sew it closed.

Turn the bag so the lining is on the inside.  Top stitch 1/8" from the top edge all around the bag opening.  

 Now you are ready to stuff your goodie bag with whatever goodies you please and tie it closed with a few inches of ribbon!

Happy sewing y'all,

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