Fabric Carrot Treat Bags

What’s up Doc?  {Yes, I just did that….}

Moving on!

Fabric Carrot Treat Bags today!

I have been really inclined to do sewing projects recently with the new addition of my sewing machine!  To be honest the idea of sewing used to scare the crap out of me.  I had used my mom’s sewing machine before.  It is old.  very old. {I am also using the term “used” very loosely here}  I found the exact same one at a garage sale, was told it worked, bought it, it didn’t work.  I borrowed my mom’s again a few times and had problem after problem.  I threw in the towel and deemed myself a “no sew” kind of gal.  Then I got a brand new sewing machine for Christmas.  A few times playing on it and I was hooked!  Things worked like they were supposed to.  Everything threaded and looped and stitched and moved just like it was made to do!  I am born again!  I have changed my “no-sew” attitude into “I will pretend I can sew even though I really don’t know how to but I will make it happen because darn it…it. will. not. beat. me.” attitude.  With that being said, all you novice sewists  {sewers sounded smelly!} out there, don’t make fun of me for not knowing all the right jargon or techniques.  I will learn.  Eventually.

OK so let’s do this!  I am looking forward to filling these with Easter treats for my boys and other littles in my life.  I heart them!

Fabric Carrot Treat Bags Tutorial

Easter Carrot Treat Bags made of Fabric

Supplies Needed:

Start out by printing off the pattern and cutting it out.  Trace the pattern onto your fabric and cut two carrot shapes out.  Cut (10) 4 inch strips of ribbon.

1.  Lay a carrot piece with the good side facing up in front of you and line up the top edge of the carrot shape with the flat edges of 5 strips of the ribbon (spaced evenly and ribbons laying on top of the pattern piece).  Sew a straight stitch across the top.  Repeat for the second carrot piece and remaining 5 ribbon strips.

Straight Stitch

2.  Turn piece over (back side facing up now) and fold straight edge over about 1/2 inch and sew a straight stitch along very bottom of the fold.  This will create a top loop/pocket that you will thread your cord through.  Repeat on second carrot piece.  {Make sure ribbons are pointing up and away from carrot piece before you sew this stitch.

making loop for elastic

3.  Turn both right sides into one another and sew a stitch around the carrot shape leaving 1/4 inch allowance.  Be sure to start and end UNDER/BEFORE the loop/pocket you just made.  If you sew these parts together you won’t be able to thread your elastic cord.

Sewing the Carrot Shape

4.  Turn sewn carrot inside out.

5.  Thread elastic cording through the top loops.

IMG_6030 When you get through one side of the carrot, just continue on to the next.

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6.  Fill with goodies and tie closed!

Burlap & Fleece Carrot BagsFabric Carrot Treat Bags

Easter Carrot Treat Bags

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POSTED BY: Cheryl Spangenberg

12 Responses to Fabric Carrot Treat Bags

  1. So cute!! I’m encouraged by your post about sewing. I’ve tried to sew, but on my mom’s and grandmother’s old machines. I just couldn’t get it to work. I need to get a new one and try it again. Thanks!

  2. I’m always happy when I hear that someone has tried, and succeeded, to sew!! You don’t have to know much to be able to sew LOTS of things! I’m giving sewing lessons to a couple friends of mine and it’s so much fun for all of us! Your carrots are just adorable! Not only did you sew them, you made the pattern yourself! Not only are you a sewist, but you’re on your way to being a designer!! You GO, girl!

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  4. These are amazing, I am definitely going to try my hand at this next weekend when I am home alone! Thanks for the inspiration

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