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   Make a felt Easter egg jelly bean bag Posted by Chica 
April 2, 2009 
Chica
 

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  • one half of an 8.5"x11" piece of felt
  • various scraps of felt in coordinating colors
  • scissors
  • straight pins
  • sewing machine
  • 12" length of thin ribbon
  • small safety pin
  • pinking shears (optional)

I was talking with my good pal The Easter Bunny the other day about fun new ideas for putting candy in Easter baskets. He was looking for a cute container for jelly beans that the kids would love and could re-use long after Easter. I came up with a really cute design that’s super easy to make. He promised to put one in my Easter basket, and I’m going to make a bunch for my dining room table, to use as a centerpiece.

This little egg-shaped drawstring bag is made of felt and so easy to make! We’ve made it even easier for you by creating a pattern to start with. Just download our free pattern, print it into paper, and cut it out.

Easter egg bag pattern template Download our egg pattern

Pin the pattern to a piece of felt and cut out the shape. Repeat so that you have two egg-shaped pieces of felt. Then use your scraps of coordinating felt to cut stripes, waves, and zigzags to decorate your egg with. Pin them in place. For best results, use the same patterns on both halves of the egg.

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Now on each half of the egg, fold the top (squared-off) edge of the egg down and pin in place. This will form the pocket for your drawstring.

Easter egg sachet

Use the sewing machine to sew the pocket in place, as close to the edge as you can.

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Next, sew all your stripes, waves, and zigzags in place on each piece of the egg.

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Take the two halves of the egg and put them together, with the decorations on the outside, and use a few pins to hold them in place.

Easter egg sachet

Use the sewing machine to sew all around the sides (but not the top!) of the egg shape.

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To finish off the edges, trim with pinking shears for a fun zigzag edge. If you don’t have pinking shears or prefer straight edges, you can use regular scissors.

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Using the technique I’ve described for you before, put a small safety pin on the end of a piece of ribbon and feed it through the pocket around the top opening of the egg. When the ribbon is all the way through, remove the safety pin.

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Now just fill the sachet with jelly beans, pull the ribbon, and tie it in a bow. You’re all set!

Easter egg sachet

Easter egg sachet

8 comments so far:

  1. Rachel said: (April 2nd, 2009 at 8:21 pm)

    Aww, adorable as always! I love this!

  2. TamaleyDiva said: (April 4th, 2009 at 8:46 pm)

    Great Idea! Going right now to make a couple for neighborhood kids :) thanks for sharing.

  3. Susan said: (April 6th, 2009 at 10:56 am)

    Cute! Cute!! I definitely have time to make these for my godson and his siblings. Thanks for sharing your idea and directions!

  4. DeeLight said: (April 6th, 2009 at 6:03 pm)

    This has to be just the cutest thing ever!!

  5. Bird said: (March 22nd, 2010 at 10:51 am)

    My favourite project! I am definetely making this one!!

    Thank you for lining up to my party, please don’t forgete to place my button on your post so that others can join us too, ok?

    Thanks for the super, duper iedas!

    Bird

  6. Chica said: (March 22nd, 2010 at 12:20 pm)

    Everybody be sure to check out Bird’s fun Easter link party here!

  7. Angel "98" said: (April 9th, 2011 at 2:31 pm)

    Cool stuff…

  8. Cheryl aka: Grammy said: (April 11th, 2014 at 12:26 pm)

    Perfect for our annual Easter egg hunt for the grand kids. I can make various sizes and put jewelry in for the teenagers, Barbie stuff for the little ones, and Lego kits in for our grandson. I better get busy lots to do.
    Thank you very much for this idea that the kids will love.

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