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DIY Handmade Bunny Purse

DIY Bunny Purse sewing tutorial | alice & lois

Every season, I always seem to dream up some new sewing project. Now that Easter is right around the corner my project just had to be bunny inspired.

I created an easy sewing tutorial for a DIY handmade bunny purse – perfect for a girl’s Easter basket. I used grey linen fabric for the exterior of the bag and a pink and off-white triangle print from minted’s fabric line for the lining.

Bunnies really are the cutest little things. There’s still time to make your littles this vintage bunny iron on shirt and these bunny clay bowls from our archives.

Read more for the bunny purse full tutorial…

handmade bunny purse tutorial on aliceandlois.com

Handmade Bunny Purse Supplies

Grey Linen Fabric 1/2 yard // 1/2 yard printed cotton fabric // Fusible Interfacing // Fusible fleece // sewing machine // fabric paint pen // scissors // thread

handmade bunny purse sewing tutorial on aliceandlois.com

How to make a handmade bunny purse

1. Download and print the bunny purse template. Cut two bunnies from grey linen.  The bunny template is 11 in  x 7.5 in

2. Cut two bunnies from printed liner fabric. Cut four bunny piece interfacing. For extra sturdiness for bunny ears, cut four pieces of fusible fleece interfacing.

3. Iron interfacing to wrong side of fabrics.

4. Iron the fleece interfacing to the back side of the bunny ears. Pin right sides of fabric together. You will do the next steps for the front and back of the purse.

handmade bunny purse tutorial

5. Sew pieces together using 1/4 in allowance, leaving a 2.5 in opening on bottom to turn. Notch the edges by clipping with scissors.

6. Pull the right sides out through the opening.

7. Press and stitch the opening closed.

8. Next, make the strap. Cut strap 2 in x 36 in long. Stitch using 1/2 in allowance and trim. Inside out the strap. You can also use the technique of folding the fabric in half, and in half again and press. Then sew 2 or 3 straight long stitches.

diy bunny purse sewing tutorial on aliceandlois.com

9. Next, pin the right sides of fabric pieces together. Pin the ends of the strap between the rights sides of fabric (see photo 9). Sew together using a 1/4 in allowance. Leave the top of the bunny open.

10. Using a paint pen or fabric pen, draw the bunny face. You can also choose to leave the purse plain.

DIY Bunny Purse from alice & lois

handmade bunny purse sewing tutorial

Photos by Sara Albers. All rights reserved.

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  1. adorable …mais je n ai compris quelle longueur il fallait pour la sangle du sac? 🙁

  2. Such a great purse – I want one for myself!

    I am putting together a sort of Easter arts and crafts compilation blog post, with pictures of creative projects for spring. Would you mind if I shared one of your pictures? I will of course credit it to this post. I did the same thing last year if you would like a reference on how it might look: http://aliciasivert.blogspot.se/2015/03/paskpeppen-2015.html

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Such a sweet idea! Also, Cadbury Mini Eggs are my FAVORITE!

    1. My favorite too… dangerous for me while doing spring time photo shoots! ha!

    1. I do not sell this bag. I made this one for my daughter. Thanks for asking though!

  4. not clear on the straps to me @ one point purse is closed at bottom and to sew in straps says leave top open??? can you help on that have several to make for Easter for grandchildren

    1. you should pin the straps in between the front of back of purse prior to seeing the front and back together.

  5. have any of readers made this purse? the handles do not hang well @ the sides coming from wrong direction need to be up not @ angle. also am trying to figure out how one could put it together and NOT have 2 seams makes it bulky, if anyone has actually made plse. share any tips. I saw this and thought would go well and would make several. I sew a lot but am not having good luck with it. thanks

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