How to Make a Bunny Snack Bag
I came across this fun project at Sewing Times over at YouTube and wanted to share it with you. It is a fun little snack bag/lunch bag project that is super simple to make. Anyone with basic sewing skills can make this adorable little snack bag. It just takes a bit of fabric, a few buttons, some elastic and embroidery thread and this little gem is all yours. I really enjoyed making this project and I know you will too. It is great for a child’s lunch for storage of everyday items. This little bag is both fun and functional so lets give it a try.
I used a fold colored cotton duck canvas for the exterior of my bunny snack back and a fun floral cotton for the lining. I had both of thee in my stash that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. You could head to Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com, or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
What you will Need:How to Make a Bunny Snack Bag
- 1/4 yd Cotton Duck Canvas
- 1/4 yd Cotton fabric
- 10″ of 1/4″ elastic
- 2 brown buttons
- 1 smaller black button
- Small amount of black embroidery thread
- Embroidery Needle
Step 1: Cut your Fabrics
Cut one each of the lining and canvas that measures 7 3/4″ x 16 3/4″. This is the body. Cut two each of the canvas and lining to measure 4 3/4″ x 17 1/4″. The 10″ piece of elastic should be cut in half so that you have tow pieces that each measure 5″.
Step 2: Mark the body piece and add the face
Fold the 7 3/4″ x 16 3/4″.in half to find the center. Mark the center using an erasable pen. I use Frixion heat erasable pens. Measure up 2″ from the center on each side and mark. Measure down 2″ from the center on each side and mark. Clip into the marks. Fold the strip lengthwise to find the center. Measure 2″ up from the top marks that you clipped in the center of the strip and draw the mouth as shown. Using the embroidery thread and needle stitch mouth. I used back stitch to stitch my mouth. Add the nose and the eyes so they are symmetrical as shown.
Step 3: cut the ears
Take one of the two remaining canvas pieces and measure down 3 3/4″ from one end and make a mark on both sides. Fold it in half lengthwise and clip. Starting at the top right corner trim the strip down to the mark you just made so that it curves down. This creates the ear shape. Repeat for the other strip and the lining pieces as well.
Step 4: Add the ears to the body of your bunny bag
Measure the bottom square edge of the ear pieces 3/8″ seam allowance and mark on both sides and both pieces. Place the ear pieces with the seam allowance marks onto the marks that you previously clipped on the body piece and pin. Stitch the ears to the body using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 5: Stitch the body
Fold the body right side so that it meets the bottom ear right side and pin. Fold down the top right side so that it meets the top ear right side and pin. Stitch both seams using a 3/8″ seam allowance so that it forms half of a box. Do the same for the other side of the ear and body so that you have created the entire box shape and the ears are sticking out of the top. Turn right sides out.
Step 6: create the lining
Create the lining bag in the same way that you created the outer bag except that you will leave an opening on one side of the lining for turning. You will have two bags that are exactly the same but one will have an opening in one of the seams.
Step 7: Stitch the body of your bunny snack bag
Place the outer bag inside the lining bag so that they are right sides together and the raw edges match. Top stitch all the way around the bag. Clip the corners by the ears and notch the curves of the ears.
Step 8: Add the elastic
Pull out the lining from the outer bag. Place the elastic 5/8″ down and across the outer bag on both sides and pin. Stitch along both sides.
Step 9: Finish the bunny snack Bag
Turn the bag right side out. Stuff the lining into the outer bag. Top stitch all the way around the top of the bunny snack bag. Find the elastic which is 5/8″ down from the top and stitch along the top. Stitch the opening in the lining closed either using ladder stitch or with your machine. You have now finished your bunny snack bag.
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