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Easter Bunny Candy Holders
(In-the-Hoop)

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.


Fill this adorable bunny's belly with Easter treats for a very sweet holiday. The in-the-hoop design is perfect for having a hoppy Easter -- great for kids' baskets, too!

Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/4 yard quilters cotton, felt, or twill
- 1/4 yard of felt
- Small piece of organza
- Tear-away stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold KK100)
- Ribbon for hanger

The designs featured in this tutorial include:
- X13287, Easter Bunny Candy Holder (In-the-Hoop)


Special Notes:
Using felt for the back pieces will create the best results, as the edges of the back pieces are raw. Using felt will ensure that the fabric will not fray.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

The in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder design has four files. One is the full embroidery file. The other three are dieline files marked with the letters DL.

Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size. Open the dielines files with embroidery software and print them.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Spray the backside of the printed dieline for the front of the bunny with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Smooth it onto a piece of quilters cotton, twill, or felt.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Cut out the shape, and remove the paper. Make sure to cut out the opening for the organza window.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Repeat this process to cut the back dielines out of felt.

Then repeat again to cut out the window piece out of organza.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Now that the fabric pieces are cut to the proper shape and size, it's time to embroider the design.

Hoop a piece of tear-away stabilizer. Madeira E-Zee Tear 1.5 oz. or Floriani Tearaway Medium are good choices.

Those brands are more fibrous, less paper-like, and will tear more cleanly.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the full embroidery design (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 on the stabilizer for the front fabric piece.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Spray the back of the front fabric piece with a small amount of temporary adhesive.

Place the fabric right inside the sewn outline.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

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

A tack down will sew next. This holds the front fabric in place for the remainder of the design.

Then some of the inside elements will be embroidered.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

On the color change sheet, look for the note that says "belly tack down."

Before you sew this section, stop the machine and remove the hoop from the machine but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Place the organza belly window piece inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine, and continue embroidering.

The borders around the inner window piece will sew.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Next, on the color change sheet, watch for the note that says "back piece tack down," and stop the machine before embroidering that step.

Remove the hoop from the machine but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Turn the hoop over.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Now to make a hanger, cut a 7" length of ribbon or yarn and fold it into a loop before taping it to the backside of the top back fabric piece.

 


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Spray the backside of the bottom back fabric piece with adhesive, and place it inside the shape on the backside of the embroidery.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Next, spray and place the top half of the back piece over the bottom piece.

Make sure the top back piece is on top of the bottom back piece. This will make the back opening easier to use when putting candy into the bunny.

Tape the ribbon hanger to the side of the hoop so that it will not be sewn over in the remaining steps.

Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Since both sides of the bunny will be seen, wind a bobbin with the same thread used in the needle.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Attach the hoop back to the machine and continue embroidering the design.

A tack down and finishing satin stitch will sew around the outer edge of the bunny.

This binds all the layers together.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Once the embroidery is finished, remove the hoop from the machine.

Unhoop the stabilizer, and carefully tear it away.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Make sure to remove the stabilizer from the inside of the organza window as well.


Free project instructions to create an in-the-hoop Easter bunny candy holder.

Fill the bunny up with candy and enjoy! Decorate for the holidays or give this treat filled bunny as a sweet gift.


Easter Bunny Candy Holders (In-the-Hoop)



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