Don't these just look as if Mr. Bunny painted them himself?
This is a free pattern and step by step tutorial for adorable Easter bags... this cute little project was made especially for Riley Blake Designs.
Finished bag size : 8.5" wide, 9.5" high and 4" deep at the bottom
Fabric/ Materials needed: (all measurements are width x height)
> 1 FPP quilt block 8.5" x 8.5" (bunny pattern pattern shop here or the bunny on the pink bag is from my book 'Adorable Animal Quilting' )
> 2 strips of fabric on each side of the FPP block 2.5"x 8.5"
> 2 strips of fabric for bottom panel 12.5"x 3"
> 2 strips of fabric for top panel 12.5"x 2"
> 1 piece of fabric for back 12.5"x 8.5"
> 2 pieces of fabric for lining 12.5"x 12"
> Fusible interfacing 2 pieces 12.5"x 12"
> 2 strips of fabric for handles 2,5"x 12"
> 2 strips of fusible interfacing 2"x 12"
-Sew your Foundation paper pieced quilt block - like the little bunnies here .
the block will measure 8.5"x 8.5" unfinished.
(unfinished - meaning not sewn into a project yet).
-Cut out all the fabric, lining and fusible interfacing pieces.
-Attach the side strips to the quilt block. Then attach the bottom and top panel to the quilt block ( see pictures below).
- Do the same for the back, attach top and bottom panel to the piece of fabric for the back.
-Interfacing gives your bag more structure and stand.
-Iron on the fusible interfacing to your front and back exterior main pieces of your bag.
Sewing the handles:
- iron on fusible interfacing on fabric strips of handles, center to width of fabric,
leaving 1/4" seam allowance on both long sides of the fabric strips.
- Fold over 1/4" seam allowance on each side of the fabric strips and clip or pin in place .
- Now fold the strip in half and clip in place again. Then sew along the clipped edge and the opposite long edge with a small seam allowance to finish off the handle strip.
- Repeat for second handle.
- Quilt your exterior pieces to your liking.
- First I started with some hand quilting around the bunnies
- And then I did some diagonal and some straight line machine quilting.
- I drew the lines with a washable fabric marker ( this one can actually just be dusted off,
it's a dressmaking chalk pen, that comes with several different color refills)
- Then I machine quilted the front and back exterior fabric pieces with straight lines or
some diagonal 1" squares.
Attach the handles at 3" from the outer edge to the top of exterior front and back fabric pieces. And clip in place.
- Lay lining fabric, right sides together, on top of outer bag pieces and clip in place at top edge. Handles are now sandwiched between lining and outer piece.
- stitch along top edge with 1/4" seam allowance.
- fold exterior and lining pieces open.
- lay both Easter bag pieces on top of each other, right sides together
- Clip or pin the raw edges in place, matching up each seam and clipping or
pinning the matched up seams.
- Leave a 3"- 4" space at the center of the bottom end of the lining, this is your opening
for turning the bag later.
- Then sew along the four open sides. Do not sew the 4" opening at the end of the lining pieces.
For a flat bottom of your bag, you need to box all four corners.
Two corners of the lining and two corners of the exterior fabric.
Starting with flattening the corner, the seams, bottom seam and side seam should be on top of each other. Then measure 2" from the top corner with an acrylic ruler and draw a line across with your fabric marker or a water soluble pen.
Stitch along that line and trim off the corner, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
(Repeat this for all four corners)
Turn your Easter bag by turning the pieces right sides out, pulling through the opening in the lining. Push out the corners nicely. Press the lining opening under 1/4" and
stitch closed with a small 1/8" seam allowance.
- Fold lining into bag and stitch along top edge of bag to secure handles and lining.
TADAAA all done, HAPPY-EASTER-EGG-hunt.
Thank you so much to Riley Blake Designs for supplying the absolutely adorable
'Easter-Egg-Hunt' fabric series designed by Natàlia Juan Abelló that I used
in this super cute Easter bag project.
What do you think? Ready for Easter?
Hey dog lovers, this little dog walking bag is absolutely perfect for you...
Our dogs are part of our family and we love them dearly.
The kids love playing with the dog and also love walking the dog as long as the
sun is shining.
The excitement fades quickly if it's raining and when it's cold outside. And it gets worse
if they need to look for all of the dog walking equipment before even getting to the front door. That's why you need a dog walking bag.
So I decided to come up with a cute little bag pattern,
to keep all the dog walking equipment handy.
This adorable dog walking bag is small enough to grab quickly, even when just walking around the block.
It is big enough to keep all your dog walking kit in one convenient place.
And most importantly this dog walking bag is pretty enough to keep by the front door.
So win, win, win!
Keep all your dog walking items in one convenient bag , the leash, dog litter bags,
paw wipes, treats etc.
Attach a pretty hook close to your front door and keep this cute dog walking bag right there beside it.
You will never leave the house again and forget your dog walking kit.
This 'walk my dog' pattern includes a foundation paper pieced beagle quilt block as well as the full pattern for the bag.
You will find the comlete pattern including step by step photos, in the newest
'Make Modern Magazine' issue 38.
I hope you will enjoy the walks with you puppy with this pretty dog bag.