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Sew a Carrot Treat Bag for Easter!

Today’s contributor is Crystal from Stitched By Crystal. All posts written by Crystal for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.

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Hello Make it & Love it readers…Crystal here, from Stitched by Crystal!  Spring is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring sewing.  And not just any spring sewing…Easter sewing! A few years back, I made some really cute bunny shaped candy bags for my kids Easter baskets.  Those bags have been used over and over, so this year I am adding some new little treat bags and what pairs better with bunnies than carrots?!   Today I am sharing a tutorial to make a Carrot Treat Bag, a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket!

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These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies.  They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs!  And they will last, so you can fill them year after year!

 

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These bags are small, making them a great project to use up some fabric scraps.  But they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats!  And they sew up quick, too, so you can make a few or make a whole bushel!

 

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The drawstring top keeps all the goodies safely inside, while still being really easy for little fingers to open.

 

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Want to make some carrot treat bags for your little ones this Easter? Great! Let me show you how…

 

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To make these carrot treat bags, you will need…
  • Green and orange fabrics, 1/4 yard of some fat quarters will be more than you need!
  • 1 yard of ribbon or string for each bag
  • basic sewing supplies

Start by cutting two green squares that are 6″ x 6″ and two orange rectangles that are 7″ tall and 6″ wide.

 

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To make the carrot shape, fold your orange rectangles in half, matching the 7″ sides.  Measure down 1″ from the top and cut a diagonal line from the bottom folded edge to the 1″ mark.

 

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Place your orange carrot pieces and your green squares right sides together and sew with a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Finish the seam with a serger or zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.  Press the seam allowance down towards the carrot and topstitch.

 

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Finish the raw edges of each carrot half with a serger or zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.

 

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Place the carrot halves right sides together and sew the sides with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving the top open.  Press the seams open on the green top.

 

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Fold the green fabric down towards the wrong side so the finished edge of the green is about 1/4″-1/2″ above the seam of the carrot sides.

 

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Next, you will create a channel for the draw string.  Sew all the way around the carrot at the bottom of the finished edge of the green fabric.  Then sew a second line all the way around about 1/2″ above your first line.  I find these are easiest to sew if I turn the carrot right side out and work with my sewing machine foot inside the carrot.

 

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Using a seam ripper, carefully open the stitches at the side seam in between the casing lines you just made.

 

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Finally, add your draw string.  Cut two lengths of ribbon 16″ long.  Place a safety pin on the end of one ribbon and push it through the casing, when it comes out the opposite side, push it through the casing on the other side of the carrot.  Remove the safety pin and then tie the two ends of the ribbon together.  Repeat with the second ribbon starting on the opposite side of the carrot.

 

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Your carrot is done!

 

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Now fill it up with some goodies!

 

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Thanks for reading and happy sewing!

 

-Crystal

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Check out Crystal’s blog here.  Her darling shop here.  Follow her on Instagram here.  And her Pinterest page here.

***ALL contributor posts by Crystal, can be found HERE.

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Thanks for checking out my Sew a Carrot Treat Bag for Easter! post. Check out my full collection of DIY Sewing articles. Find even more sewing projects, patterns, and tips for beginners and advanced sewists by Liz Call, Mariah Leeson, Randi Dukes and Tauni Everett.
 
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Comments

  1. Andrea says:

    Thanks so much for the perfekt tutorial. I am German and have just begun to sew…
    Nevertheless, I checked this at once.
    😍😍😍

  2. Faye says:

    They little carrot bags look so cute. Can't wait to make them fir my grandchildren! Thank you!

  3. Will says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial, I enjoyed making these carrot bags and made up some strawberry bags also!
    So thank you for this cute idea!
    I am so sorry that I cannot show you any photo’s.
    Will,

  4. Véro says:

    Oh! Thes carrots are so cute!Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  5. Zilda says:

    Very besultiful
    And Very good Idea!

  6. Ruth Whitted says:

    Just made my first “carrot” .It was very easy turned out so cute! Thanks a lot for the pattern . Very easy instructions. Now, on to the rabbit!

  7. Anonymous says:

    so cute, and such clear instructions with very helpful pictures!

  8. Kris Bolick says:

    Love the carrots! Have been sewing them this afternoon. Decided to use pining sheers on the edges, has made it go quickly. Also ironed a small piece of Steam-a-seam into the seams to keep them adhered to the fabric, made threading the ribbon a breeze.

  9. jessica says:

    That’s really cool and I love it soooo much. I am only 13 and I find it so easy to do. Please keep the good ideas rolling in!

  10. Svetlana says:

    Delightful little bags! Dragged to my facebook

  11. Prislee says:

    Thank you for this, these carrot treat bags are sooooooo cute and functional. I gotta make some of these!

  12. Stacy says:

    Adorable!

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