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Easter Bunny Cinch Bag Tutorial

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This bunny cinch bag is so perfect for little hands and egg hunting.  They are great to quickly close (easy for little finger to do too!) and can be slung around the arm to be hands free.

Surprisingly they hold a lot of stuff inside too!  Great for all those bulky Easter Bunny eggs and treats.

This cinch bag features a bunny face applique.

bunny cinch bag tutorial with applique

The applique comes with a few other pieces….. they would be great to add to the bag or make multiple bags with a carrot or egg instead of the bunny face

free easter applique printable #easter | patchwork posse

finished size:  10″ X 11″

Materials Needed:

Easter Applique Templates Download    Get the password for the library including this free pattern!

outside fabric- 11″ X 12″

lining fabric- 11″ X 12″

bunny ears outside-  12″ X 6″

bunny ears inside- there is no template for this.  I simply cut the piece a little smaller than the original piece 12″ X 6″

bunny head-  6″ X 6″

ribbon or string-30″

fusible heatnbond lite

bunny cinch bag tutorial

Easter Bunny Cinch Bag Tutorial~

1)  Follow the instructions for applique with heatnbond lite– fuse to your fabric and cut out bunny head and ears templates in your fabric chosen for the bunny parts

2)  Transfer your fusible fabric pieces to the front cinch bag piece

bunny cinch bag tutorial

3)  Layer and position the pieces and iron press to fuse in place- raw edge applique to secure

raw edge applique for the bunny cinch bag

4)  Draw 3 lines on each side for the whiskers

draw bunny whiskars for the bunny cinch bag

5)  Zig Zag stitch along the drawn lines for the whiskers

black zig zag whiskars

6)  Stitch the black eyes in place

attach the button eyes

7)  Lay right sides together the front and back of the cinch bag

sew around the bag

8)  Stitch along all three sides— you will want to stop and start your stitching at the top and then leave a 1 1 /2″ space and then continue stitching down the sides of the bag.  This space will later become the casement area for the cinch ribbon

stitching gap

9)  Lay right sides together the front and back of the LINING for the cinch bag

10)  Sew all the way around three sides, leaving a 3″ opening along the bottom for turning later

11)  Turn one of these pieces right sides out and stuff inside the other piece, lining up the sides seams and pinning to secure

line up the side seams for a bunny cinch bag

12)  Sew along the top edge of the bag

13)  Turn right sides out and stuff the lining inside the outside of the bag

14)  Fiddle with the top edge and iron to make a crease along the seam at the top

15)  Sew just below where the side stitching starts and sew all the way around the top

16)  Sew just above where the side stitching starts and sew all the way around the top

17)  Thread your ribbon tie through the bag in the casing.  Tie the ribbon tie in knot to secure it

bunny cinch bag tutorial

Check out more applique tutorials here.  and another cinch bag tutorial.

2 thoughts on “Easter Bunny Cinch Bag Tutorial

  1. Anne

    Cute!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later this morning that links to your tutorial:

  2. Becky

    Thanks Anne!

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