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Easter Bean Bags

Date Posted:26 March 2022 

These Easter bean bags are a fun and easy project to make for your kids this easter. They can be made out of old scraps you have from previous projects, or you can recycle an old piece of clothing or towel. These bean bags also make great paper weights or cute easter decorations around the house.

In this project tutorial, we are making Easter bean bags out of cotton fabric and using hobby fill and rice to stuff them. They are great for sewists of all levels to create, from beginner to advanced. 

Machines Used

  • Brother NV50S Sewing Machine

What you'll need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Rasant thread
  • Fabric (1 x fat eighth for Rabbit + 1 x fat eighth for chicken)
  • Felt  (6” In your colour choice, for chicken)
  • Faux fur (6” In your colour choice, for rabbit)
  • Sewing scissors
  • Pins or clips
  • Iron & wool pressing mat
  • Project pattern
  • Hobby fill/polyfill
  • Rice/wheat
  • 4 x small buttons
  • Hand stitching needle
  • Frixion pen

Step Overview

The steps below are just an overview of the project instructions and must be used in conjunction with the tutorial video. Print these steps out to have beside you when watching the video as a reminder.

  1. Download the project pattern
  2. Cut two squares that are 4 ½” by 4 ½” from one fabric for your rabbit bean bag.
  3. Cut two squares that are 4 ½” by 4 ½” from the second fabric for your chicken bean bag.
  4. From the faux fur, trace the rabbit accessories using a frixion pen.
  5. From the felt, trace the chicken accessories using your frixion pen.
  6. Place one square down, right side up.
  7. Align the comb, wattle and beak felt pieces on the top right corner. The comb sits on the top edge, and the beak & wattle should sit on the right edge.
  8. Make sure the felt pieces are facing into the middle of the square.
  9. Place the other square face down on top of the felt pieces.
  10. Pin or clip the felt pieces in place.
  11. Sew each edge together, leaving a 3” gap in the bottom edge. Use a 2mm stitch length, with a ¼” seam allowance.
  12. Turn right side out.
  13. Stitch two buttons onto the top point of your bean bag to form the eyes.
  14. Turn back to wrong sides out.
  15. Align the two seams just sewn at the bottom edge, forming a triangle.
  16. Sew across with a straight stitch and a ⅜ in seam allowance, leaving a 2in gap to turn out.
  17. Clip all the corners and trim the seam allowance.
  18. Flip right side out.
  19. Press flat with your iron.
  20. Fill the top ⅓ of your bean bag with hobby fill.
  21. Fill the remaining bean bag with rice.
  22. Hand stitch the gap closed.
  23. Repeat steps 4 -19 with your 2 remaining squares and bunny accessory pieces.
  24. Done!

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