Make a felt Easter egg jelly bean bag
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.
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.
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.
Use the sewing machine to sew the pocket in place, as close to the edge as you can.
Next, sew all your stripes, waves, and zigzags in place on each piece of the egg.
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.
Use the sewing machine to sew all around the sides (but not the top!) of the egg shape.
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.
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.
Now just fill the sachet with jelly beans, pull the ribbon, and tie it in a bow. You’re all set!