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Sew a Drawstring Chick 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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Hey there! Crystal here, from Stitched by Crystal!  Are you guys tired of winter too?  I live in Florida, so I guess I don’t have much room to complain….but I am over it!  So, to take my mind off this pesky cool weather we have been having, I am jumping into some spring sewing!  Today I am sharing a tutorial for a fun little sewing project that would be perfect for you little one’s Easter basket….some drawstring chicks!

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I love having something other than those plastic eggs to stash goodies in for my kid’s Easter basket.  A few years ago I made these bunny bags and last year I made these cute little carrots, this year I am adding some little spring chicks to the mix!

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These drawstring chicks are a quick and easy sewing project.  And they make a really great scrap buster if you’ve got any yellow or orange scraps lying around.

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The drawstring chicks close with a little ribbon to keep all the goodies inside, and the ribbon gets tied up and doubles as cute little hair bow!

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Trust me, once you sew up one of these cute little guys, you will making him some little buddies quick…they are so easy and fun!

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Want to sew up some drawstring chicks for Easter? Great! Let me show you how!

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SUPPLIES for Drawstring Chick Treat Bag:

  • Some yellow, orange, and black fabrics.  Small scraps will work for this project, or you can pick up some fat quarters.
  • 20” of ribbon
  • Heat ‘n bond ultra hold
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Drawstring chick pattern found below.  It should print on one whole sheet of 8.5″ x 11 paper


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Start by cutting 2 of the main bag pieces from your yellow fabric.  Finish the edges of both pieces with a serger of zig zag stitch on your sewing machine.

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Trace the face shapes onto some small pieces of heat ‘n bond ultrahold, then iron them to the back of some orange and black scraps.

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Cut out around the face shapes.  Peel off the paper backing and iron the chick’s face in place.  You can stitch around the face pieces if you would like, but it is not necessary, the heat ‘n bond will hold them in place.

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Cut the chick’s wings and feet from yellow and orange fabric. Place two wing pieces right sides together and sew around the wing with a 3/8” seam allowance, leaving the straight side of the wing open as shown below.  Trim the seam allowance to about 1/8”.  Repeat with the other wing pieces and for the feet.

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Turn the wings and feet right side out and iron them flat.  Place the wings along the raw edge of one of the bag pieces as shown below, baste them in place.

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Place the bag pieces right sides together (the wings and feet should be sandwiched in the middle) sew around the curved edge with a 3/8” seam allowance.

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Press the side seams open.  Turn the chick right side out.

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Fold the top of the bag down 1”.  Create a casing for the drawstring by sewing around the top of the bag, sew one row of stitched right along the raw edge and the second ½” from the folded edge.

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Using a seam ripper, remove the stitches between your two rows of stitched along one side seam.

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Use a safety pin to string the ribbon through the casing.  Once you have the ribbon centered in the casing, you can tack it in place by stitching along the closed side seam to prevent the ribbon from being pulled out.

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Your drawstring chick is done!  Now fill it up with goodies!

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Thanks for reading and happy sewing!



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


Sew a drawstring chick treat bag for easter!
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  1. Lin K says:

    Those who have trouble printing the pattern can try to copy & paste it into a word doc. Make it as big as you want, print it out.

  2. janie says:

    I agree about the printing size mine was really small

  3. Terrie Fulk says:

    When I tried printing the pattern, it is real small. How big are these bags. I think the pattern size to the paper is not right in your instructions. Thanks

  4. Barb says:

    Thank you. Those are adorable. The link for the bunny bags doesn’t work for me.

  5. Kim says:

    Precious! Would love to make these chicks for my grandkids but don’t know how to print pattern. Can you tell me the best way to get it to print out? Thank you for the cute idea:)

  6. Brenda Jerles says:

    These are too cute!

  7. Carole Vinciguerra says:

    Our group made your bunny bags for shut ins at the church where we meet last year. This year I made three dozen carrots. I’m so glad I have another cute bag for next year? thank you

  8. Shelby says:

    Could this be made from felt?

  9. Kris Bolick says:

    What a cute treat bag! Thanks for sharing! I added a lining to my bag, felt that the yellow fabric was a little thin. I cut the lining 1 3/4 inches shorter on the top. It turned out great! Now only 8 more to go!

  10. Kathleen says:

    eeeeeekkk! This is so cute!! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Kathleen says:

      Crystal – I copied the pattern to a Word page. There is nothing to indicate if the pattern will print the correct size. How big should the bag part only measure once it prints? It looks like maybe 4×5.5 inches? Is that about right?

  11. Kim N says:

    Very cute! Thank you for sharing this fun project with the rest of us :)

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  13. Trixi says:

    Wow that is so sweet!!!

  14. Maria Karpukhina says:

    So cool and cute! I’ll make sure to make a little sack for my son for Easter.))

  15. Carol cayouette says:

    Thank you for this sweet project, so cute.

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