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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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Want to sew up some drawstring chicks for Easter? Great! Let me show you how!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press the side seams open. Turn the chick right side out.
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.
Using a seam ripper, remove the stitches between your two rows of stitched along one side seam.
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.
Your drawstring chick is done! Now fill it up with goodies!
Thanks for reading and happy sewing!
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