Here is a super easy tutorial on how to make these cute favor bags! You can make these Easter Goodie or Gift Bags using any fabric, fat quarter fabric of your choice or just some scraps that you might have lying around.
Materials you need:
Measure and cut a rectangle 9″ x 7″. This will make a 4″ x 8″ bag with the ears included. Not including the ears, the bag will be 4″ x 5″.
Finish the edges all around with a serger or zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine to prevent the fabric from fraying.
Facing the wrong side of the fabric, fold 1″ on the top towards you and press with your iron. This will be the top of your bag.
Cut out the ears. You can use any fabric you like. I like to use for the back the same as the body and for the front something different. Here is the template you can download or you can use your Cricut Maker to cut it.
How to sew everything together
Once you have the ears cut out, put the front and back of each ear with the right sides together and pin. I use these quilting clips and I really recommend them! They work so much
Still right side together, stitch around the ears. Don’t forget to back stitch at the beginning and at the end to keep your seams from coming apart.
Once you have done the ears, you can use your pinking shears to cut the border or create “V” shaped notches in the seam allowance being very careful to not clip into your seam. Creating gaps in the seam allowance removes bulk once turned to the right side.
Turn right side out. You can push the fabric with a stick or chopstick pocking it gently until the whole ear is turned the right side out. Then press with an iron. Place the ears as shown on the next picture. As you can see, still with the wrong side of the fabric facing you, place the ears under the one inch fabric that you folded in the beginning. Place the ears depending on which fabric pattern you want to see once the bag is made. Here you can see that the ears have the same fabric pattern as the rest of the bag, and that is how I want it to be. I want the back fabric of the ears to match the body.
Leave at least 1/2″ of space between the left ear and the center of the fabric. On the other side as well. (1/2 ” between right ear and right border). Remember we have to close and sew the bag.
Here is a closeup of the ears! 🙂
Once you stitched along the first line, place the ears up and sew the second line above the first stitch leaving a space of at least 1/2 inch to make the casing for the ribbon. Fold the fabric right sides together and stitch along the side.
Turn around and press. Now you are ready to make 4 little openings on the sides of the bag. You can use your seam ripper or some kind of scissor to do this. Now cut 2 ribbons, each 12″ long.
Using a long needle or a safety pin thread the ribbon through the casing and work it through to the other side of the bag. From left to right and back. Place both ends of the ribbon on one side and tie them into a knot and repeat from left to right and back.
Voilá! Your cute Easter Bunny Favor Bag is ready to be filled!