This little Easter Bunny Pouch is the easiest DIY gift bag you’ll ever do! It’s just a single white sock cut, a couple of stitches for eyes and a mouth simply tied with a ribbon or thread at the top. You can fill the pouch with mini easter eggs, a larger easter egg, a ball (for a sugar free treat) or you could stuff him and have a fluffe of bunnies on display. No need for expensive socks and those school packs of 5 pairs will get you 10 little pouches. I’ll be making a set of these for my kids to give to their friends and thought you might like a little tutorial to make some too.
- 1 white sock – any size or length. Ankle socks are fine.
- Black embroidery thread or buttons for eyes.
- Pink embroidery thread for mouth
- 1 piece of embroidery thread, ribbon or string approx. 15cm/6” long.
Bunny Pouch Instructions:
1. Cut your Sock
Now flatten the sock out so the toe seam is facing up. You’ll see a big crease in the sock. Mark the centre spot half way down the sock, draw two arc lines from the top of the sock (pencil, chalk or fabric marker) to this point as shown in the diagram above. You should end up with this:
2. Mark the bunny face
Next flip the sock over so that the toe seam is facing downwards. Then mark two spots for the eyes and a little cross for the mouth just below. Hint: Feel for the toe seam and mark your eyes along this line.
3. Stitch the eyes
Embroider the eyes with black floss in the spots you’ve marked. A few simple satin stitches will do the trick however you could also sew on buttons or grab that glue gun and stick on googly eyes.
4. Cross stitch his mouth
Embroider a single cross stitch (video tutorial here) for the mouth in the spot you’ve marked.
5. Fill him up
6. Tie off
Gather the bunny together where the ears begin and wrap some thread, ribbon or string around the top a couple of time. Secure with a bow, move his ears around and fluff them up until you’re happy with the shape.
Your bunny will take on a different shape according to what’s inside – mini eggs might be a little lumpy, an egg will give him an oval head and a ball or stuffing will make him oh so round and Japanese cute.