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Easter Egg Bag

Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.


Hop your way into a wonderful Easter with this adorable egg bag! Perfect for egg hunts or gifts from the Easter bunny, it's a too-cute addition to the holiday.


Project Needs & Notes:

-
1/2 yard quilter's felt
- 1/8 yard of clear tablecloth vinyl
- Three small pieces of quilter's cotton (for bunny applique)
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- 3/4 yard of strapping (for handles)
- Air-erase pen and a pencil for marking

The designs featured in this tutorial include:
- Y4978, Bunny Puff Trio (Applique)

Special Notes:
This bag has exposed stitching and seams. Make sure to use a matching bobbin when assembling as both sides of the stitching will be seen on the outside of the bag.

Using felt for the bag will create the best results, as the edges are raw. Using felt will ensure that the fabric will not fray.

Finished Size:
10" x 9"
 

Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Draw a 6" x 9" rectangle on the felt with an air-erase pen, leaving enough fabric around the shape to hoop the felt later.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool for planning where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software. If you do not have embroidery software to print templates, try Wilcom's TrueSizer, a free program.

Center the template inside the shape, and mark the center point and the horizontal and vertical axis lines.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Spray a piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer with a temporary adhesive.

Smooth the fabric on top of the stabilizer..


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Hoop the stabilizer and felt together, aligning the marks on the felt with the marks on the hoop.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

For this project we are using an applique design, which has two files. One is the embroidery file and the other is the dieline file.

The dieline files are marked with the letters DL. Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size. Open the dieline files with embroidery software, and print them.

For the applique bunnies, you will need to print the dieline twice to cut out the three pieces as they overlap -- once for the outer bunnies and once for the center bunny.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Cut around the paper dieline and spray the back of it with temporary spray adhesive.

Smooth it onto the fabric.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Cut out the shape, and remove the paper.

Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Repeat to cut out the two other applique pieces.

We used different patterned quilter's cotton for each piece for a cute and playful look.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the full embroidery file (not the dieline files).

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, rather than an embroidery needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle, so that will make smaller perforations in the stabilizer.

Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be a dieline or outline. This marks the area for the left rabbit fabric piece.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Follow your color change sheet. Before sewing the step called "left bunny tack down," remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the fabric.

Spray the back of the left rabbit fabric piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive. Place it right inside the sewn outline.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine and continue with the design.

A tack down will sew next, holding the fabric in place.

Then a finishing satin border will sew around the left bunny.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Before sewing the step labeled "right bunny tack down," stop the machine and remove the hoop without unhooping the fabric.

Then spray, place, and embroider the right rabbit fabric piece the same as done for the left.

 


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Repeat the steps for the third, center bunny fabric piece.

Make sure to stop the machine before sewing the step called "center bunny tack down."


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Once the design is finished embroidering, unhoop the fabric, and turn it over.

Trim away the excess stabilizer 1/2" around the design.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Flip the fabric so it is right side up, and cut out the rectangle that was drawn earlier.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Draw a 1" x 9" rectangle on the felt with an air-erase pen. Cut out the shape. This will be the bottom of the front piece.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Draw a 4" x 9" rectangle on a piece of tablecloth vinyl with a pencil.

Cut out the shape.

This will be the window of the treat bag.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Now it is time to start assembling the front of the bag. Since both sides of the stitching will be seen, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.

This matching bobbin will be used to sew the entire bag.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Flip the embroidered piece so the wrong side is facing up.

Making sure to only spray along the bottom edge of the piece, lightly spray the back edge of the embroidered piece with temporary adhesive.

This will help the two fabric pieces stay together while you are sewing. Lay the vinyl piece over the back of the embroidered piece, overlapping the vinyl and the felt 1/2".


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Sew a decorative stitch along the edge of the felt, binding the two pieces together.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Repeat to attach the bottom felt piece (cut to 1" x 9") to the bottom edge of the vinyl.

Make sure to lightly spray the back of the felt to hold the two pieces in place while sewing.

Also be sure to overlap the vinyl on the backside of the felt by only 1/2".


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Now that the front side of the bag is complete it is time to make the back and side pieces.

To create the back piece, trace the front piece onto the felt using an air-erase pen.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Cut out the shape.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Measure the height of the front piece (this bag measures 10").

Then draw a rectangle on the felt that is the height of the front by 4" wide (so this side piece is cut to 10" x 4").

Cut out the rectangle. Repeat to make a second side piece.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Then draw and cut a 9" x 4" rectangle out of the felt to create the piece for the bottom of the bag.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Sew a decorative stitch along the top edges of the front, back, and two side pieces.

This will create a decorative border around the opening edges of the bag.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Take one side piece and lay it on the table wrong side facing up.

Lay the back piece on top of it, matching up the edge of the bottom with the bottom edge of the side piece.

Make sure the wrong sides are together. Pin in place.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Sew a decorative stitch along the pinned edge of the felt pieces.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Repeat to add the second side piece to the opposite edge of the bottom piece.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Lay down the attached sides and bottom piece with the wrong side up.

Lay the front piece of the bag onto one of the sides with the right side up (as shown). Make sure that the side is under the front and that the bottom piece comes out of the bottom of the front piece, not the top.

Match up the edge of the front to the edge of a side piece.

Pin in place, making sure not to pin through the vinyl as it will leave holes.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Making sure the top corners match up, sew a decorative stitch along the pinned edge.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

When sewing the four sides of the bag, do not sew all the way to the bottom of the side's edge.

Leaving a small tab where the side meets the bottom piece will help when sewing the bottom onto the front and back later.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Repeat to sew the opposite side piece onto the other side of the front piece.

Sew the right side edges together so that the bottom piece is not twisted at all.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Repeat again to sew the sides of the back onto the two corresponding side pieces.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Pinch the bottom edge of the front piece together with the corresponding edge of the bottom piece.

Make sure the wrong sides are together, and pin in place.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Before sewing, press and hold the bottom piece flat up under the front piece, and make sure the sides are folding in.

This will ensure that none of the bag will get in the way while sewing.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Sew a decorative stitch along the bottom edge.

Repeat to sew the bottom edge of the back piece.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

To make the straps, cut two 13" pieces of strapping.

Bend each piece into a handle and sew them to the bag using a decorative stitch on the front and the back. Make sure each side of the handle is 2" from each side of the bag.


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

If using the applique bunny design, hot glue on three white pom-poms to be the cotton tails of each bunny


Free project instructions to create an Easter egg bag.

Make this adorable bag for the kids to use on the next Easter egg hunt!


Easter Egg Bag



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Products used in this Project:

Bunny Puff Trio (Applique) $2.49 - $3.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

9.66" x 6.86" | 7.81" x 5.55" | 6.86" x 4.88"

Bunny Puff (Applique) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.29" x 3.86"

Doodling-Do Easter Egg 1 $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 6.53" | 2.89" x 3.88"

Doodling-Do Easter Egg 4 $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.85" x 6.52" | 2.89" x 3.88"

Easter Egg Clothesline $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

9.38" x 5.85" | 7.80" x 4.86" | 6.86" x 4.28"

Egg Painting Bunny $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.86" x 5.06" | 3.70" x 3.86"

Happy Easter $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

9.41" x 5.58" | 6.87" x 4.08"

Duckling Egg Hunt $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.86" x 4.31" | 3.86" x 2.41"