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2020 is really being a roller coaster ride for many of us. Down here in Australia, we first had the destructive bush fires raging through our towns, then we had the floods up north and now the Coronavirus running wild across the globe.
Unfortunately these uncertain times have become a reality for so many of us and Hope has become the only certainty we have to hold on to.
We don’t know what the future holds and if you’re someone reading this post past 2020, I hope you are finding yourself in a much better situation than what we are currently experiencing.
With more establishments shutting down and 'social distancing' (a term that has become so common) strictly in placed, we find ourselves not celebrating this Easter season the same anymore.
This year, as we try to do our civil duty to protect our families and the most vulnerable members of our society by staying 'In', we have to become more creative to keep the spirit of Easter alive at least for our children.
Since we cannot partake in egg hunt activities outside our homes with our friends like how we are accustomed to, why not celebrate it with our kids at home? Scatter and hide chocolate eggs around the house and let our kids run around in joy as they hunt for Easter eggs one by one? Social distancing to protect the community while having a quality time with our family. I think it's a total win-win!
And so I hope by providing this free template, you can create those chocolate pouches for your little ones so they can use it to hold their priced goodies.
These pouches are so versatile. The kids can keep them even long after Easter to hold their little treasures like jewelries, Hair clips and so on!
I know the kids will love these adorable pouches just like my kids!
So grab the pouch template now and make some!
Easter Bunny Treat Pouch (Free Downloadable Bunny pouch Template)
Making these pouches is super easy!
I'll walk you through it so you can have an idea of how to go about making them.
First off, grab the free template from here.
If you are a Cricut maker user, you can go ahead and upload the SVG file in to Cricut design space, follow the prompts and cut it with your machine (just another reason why I love my Cricut maker so much! You get to cut just about so many materials easily and conveniently).
Don't forget to:
1-Load the rotary blade
2-Use the pink fabric grip mat
Before cutting, make sure you have selected the right type of material for your fabric (e.g if it's 100% cotton, polyester etc).
If you are a Cricut explore air 2 user, you CAN cut fabrics as well. However, you will need a Cricut Bonded-fabric blade. I have found a very informative blog by Alicia regarding cutting fabrics with Cricut explore air 2 here.
If you don't have a Cricut maker, or any cutting machines for that matter, you can print then cut out the Free PDF provided, trace it on the fabric and cut it manually with a pair of scissors.
Make sure you remove the cut fabric as gently as you can to prevent too much fraying (as you can see in the image).
Don't forget to cut 2 copies of this bunny head.
Next, place these 2 cut pieces on top of each other and sew (manually or with a sewing machine) all around the edges, leaving the opening at top of the bag.
Flip the bag inside out so that the sew side is now on the inside.
Because the opening part of the pouch had some fraying, I went ahead and sew each flap separately.
Now comes the fun part! Time to decorate our pouch by adding a bunny face, accessories like flowers or bows or whatever you like using iron on vinyl. So be creative!
Cutting the Face of the bunny using everyday iron-on vinyl.
Cutting the ears using glitter iron-on.
Did you know you can buy a 'Make your own bunny' bundle SVG cut files from our shop where you get a great selection of SVG files you can mix and match to create your own perfect bunny face?
How about some lashes to use for your cute bunnies?
Go ahead and iron on the bunny face on to the fabric using your Cricut Easypress.
Make sure to select the right temperature and time depending on the type of fabric and vinyl you are using.
Since I am using a 100% cotton fabric, my settings are: 155C for 30 Seconds (for the everyday iron-on vinyl and 170C and 30 seconds for the glitter vinyl).
Finally I cut a piece of ribbon to use to tie my bunny ears together to keep the eggs inside.
Or you can just tie the bunny ears to eachother instead.
And that’s it! A super easy Easter project to make at the comfort of your home with very little materials.
I hope you find this template and tutorial useful and please as always don't forget to share it on your social media, with your friends and pin it so others can use this template to create their very own Easter bunny pouches.
Don't forget to share your work with us! I love to share them with the world on our Instagram and Facebook page
Thanks again! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!
Benazir is the owner and Creative designer behind Redearth and Gumtrees.