Thursday, April 4, 2019

Q1 FAL Tutorial: Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch

Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
For Valentine's Day, I made a Heart Shaped Zipper Pouch for the Valentine exchange at our quilt guild so for Easter I decided to up my game! I'm so excited to share my Easter Peeps Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial for the 2019 Finish-A-Long Tutorial Week. This pouch is the perfect package for a little Easter gift for your favorite little peeps.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Fabric & Notion Supplies:

  • Cut from Outer Fabric:
    • One 4" x 8" rectangle (bunny bottom)
    • One 6" x 8" rectangle (bunny top)
    • One 8" x 10" rectangle (bunny back)
    • Two 6" X 7" rectangles (bunny ears)
  • Cut from Lining Fabric:
    • One 4" x 8" rectangle (bunny bottom)
    • One 6" x 8" rectangle (bunny top)
    • One 8" x 10" rectangle (bunny back)
  • Cut from Thermore Batting:
    • One 4" x 8" rectangle (bunny bottom)
    • One 6" x 8" rectangle (bunny top)
    • One 8" x 10" rectangle (bunny back)
    • One 6" X 7" rectangles (bunny ears)
  • 1 zipper at least 9" in length
  • 3 small black buttons for eyes and nose
  • 505 Basting Spray
  • Zipper foot



Sewing Instructions: 

Note - All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.



1. Print the 'Peep' template by clicking the link HERE.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
2. Cut out outer and lining fabric pieces and batting pieces according to cutting instructions.

Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
3. Spray baste each batting piece to the wrong side of the corresponding outer fabric pieces.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
4. With 4"x8" outer fabric facing up, place zipper, right side down, along 8" side of fabric. Ends of zipper should extend past fabric on both ends.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
5. Layer the 4"x8" lining fabric, right side down, on top of the zipper and pin.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
6. Using a zipper foot, sew through all layers.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
7. Turn lining over to the back and press outer and lining fabrics away from zipper. From the front side, top stitch 1/8" from seam.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
8. Place the zipper section right side down on top of the 6"x8" outer fabric along 8" edge.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
9. Layer the 6"x8" lining fabric, right side down, on top of the zipper and pin. Using a zipper foot again, sew through all the layers.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
10. Turn lining over to the back and press outer and lining fabrics away from zipper. From the front side, top stitch 1/8" from seam.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
11. Trace bunny ears onto the back of a 6"x7" outer fabric. 


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
12. Place right sides together with the other 6"x7" outer fabric with the glue basted batting. Pin layers together.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
13. Stitch on the line through all layers. Leave the straight edge at the bottom of the ears unstitched for turning.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
14. Trim batting as close to stitching as possible. Trim fabric 1/4" from seam. Clip curves up to the stitches without cutting into thread.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
15.Turn ears right side out, pushing edges out and smoothing seam. Press. Top stitch 1/4" from edge.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
16. Using ear pattern, trim bottom of ears along dotted line.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
17. Trace bunny body onto the lining side of the zipper segment, aligning the line on the pattern with the zipper. Mark the two dots at the top of the head.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
18. Place 8"x10" lining fabric face down. Layer the 8"x10" outer fabric on top face up. Layer the zipper piece face down on top. Pin layers together. Place pins on either side of the zipper on the opening side. Slide zipper pull down so that it is between the two lines and 2/3rds of the way open. Sew on line starting at one of the dots near the top of the bunny and sew all the way around to the other dot, leaving the top of the head open. Be careful when sewing over the zipper. Stitch back and forth over zipper several times to re-enforce seam.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
19. Trim excess fabric 1/4" from seam. Slip bunny ears between the front and back layers and pin along the opening of the head. Ease ears around curve, pinning as you go. Sew on line to close opening.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
20. Trim excess batting close to seam. Clip curves. Turn and press. Top stitch 1/4" around bunny body.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
21. Sew buttons on face for eyes and nose.


Easter Bunny Zipper Pouch Tutorial by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
22. Embellish as desired.


If you haven't had a chance to visit the other tutorials yet for the Finish-A-Long Tutorials Week, here is the schedule:

Happy Sewing
~Sharla


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