Easter Sewing Projects

14 Easter Sewing Projects and Ideas

Easter is just around the corner, and what could be more fun than some holiday-inspired sewing projects? If you’re looking for something that will make the Easter Bunny sit up and take notice, check out these festive projects!

1. Easter Bunny Drawstring Bags

Not all Easter goodies can be found in plastic eggs. In fact, after a look at these adorable treat bags, you may want to do away with plastic eggs entirely! With adorable ears and simple drawstring closures, they’re easy to make and fun to give. For upright ears, add a bit of interfacing before assembling them.

2. Bunny Bunting

Bunting is always a fun way to get into the holiday spirit, and for Easter, soft pastel bunting is the perfect accent. For an extra sweet touch, use appliques or fabric paint to add bunnies to your bunting, complete with pom-pom tails. This is a perfect project for clearing out your scrap fabric stash and using up extra bits of lace and trim too small for other projects.

3. Fabric Easter Basket

Easter baskets are a time honoured tradition. For something unique and extra-special, make this year’s baskets yourself! There’s no weaving required. Simple quilted panels, made using your favourite piecing techniques or even solid pieces of beautiful spring-time prints, make up the sides and bottom of the basket. Line and bind off the edges, and add a fabric handle, using sturdy interfacing to help it keep its shape.

4. Felt Easter Eggs

This is a fun project to get young sewists practising their skills. The littlest can help by decorating the eggs with oversized buttons and beads, and basic embroidery stitches. More advanced sewists can practise stitching, turning, and stuffing their projects and using ladder stitch to invisibly close the seam.

5. Bunny Plush

What more appropriate plush toy to create as an Easter gift than an adorable bunny? If you use a fuzzy fabric like faux fur or minky, be sure to shave down your seam allowances to keep them from being stiff and bulky. If you’re gifting a plush toy to a very young child, embroider the bunny’s eyes and nose instead of using buttons or snap-on features which could pose a choking hazard. Of course, your bunny need not be complicated. A simple silhouette with pinked edges is a quick alternative that could even be created as a party favour.

6. Carrot Treat Bags

With so many bunnies hopping around, it makes sense you’ll need plenty of carrots on hand, though these bags can just as easily be stuffed with sweet treats. Cut (or piece) two orange triangles for the bottom of the bag, and add several inches of green fabric along one edge to create a larger triangle. Add a channel for a drawstring where the two fabrics come together, and your bag is ready to be filled and presented to your own little Easter bunnies!

7. Easter Baby Bonnets

While a beautiful Easter bonnet may no longer be de rigueur for most occasions, baby bonnets are always in fashion. Frilly, simple, or vintage inspired, check out these easy bonnets that you can stitch yourself for the little ones celebrating their first Easter seasons.

8. Easy Easter Dresses for Kids

While babies are sporting their bonnets, older girls can dress in up beautiful, springy Easter dresses. These are an excellent excuse to play with fun materials. From vintage cottons to satins and even velvets, Easter dresses definitely call for something a little fancy. Bind seam allowances to avoid uncomfortable or scratchy seams, and don’t be afraid to add a little edging or a ribbon rosette or two. Need a little inspiration? Check out this beautiful all-white dress from Girl. Inspired.

9. Fleece Bunny Slippers

These adorable slippers aren’t just for Easter, but they’d certainly be an appropriate gift to tuck into a basket of gifts. Made from fleece, they’re soft and comfy, and have just enough stretch to extend their wear for growing feet. Keep in mind that fleece is slippery, so you may want to choose something with more texture for the soles of your slippers.

10. Egg Cosies

Scraps of fabric, lace, and edging turn into adorable egg cosies perfect for the breakfast table on Easter morning. Make a matching set, or create personalised cosies for each place setting. Need some inspiration? Check out these ribbon trimmed cosies.

11. Quilted Welcome Banner

Instead of a wreath on the front door this Easter, hang an easy quilted welcome banner. From traditional quilt blocks featuring flowers and leaves to more modern bunny appliques with fluffy tails, you can design your welcome banner to suit your sensibilities and greet your guests.

12. Pastel Pillows

For an understated nod to the Easter season, swap out dark-coloured winter throw pillows for springy, light-coloured cushions. Choose oversized florals for a bold look, or soft blocks of more traditional pastels for a muted infusion of colour. With lighter colours, more frequent washes may be necessary, so choose fabrics that wash well, and instead of creating whole new pillows, opt for easily removeable covers.

13. Bunny Ears Scrunchies

Instead of the usual bows and barrettes this Easter, check out these fun hair accessories! A bunny-eared hair scrunchie is easy to make and a good deal more comfortable to wear than a similarly festive headband. Check out this tutorial for tips on creating your very own.

14. Easter Tea Towels

There’s nothing like a project that’s both practical and pretty. Shop-bought tea towels appliqued with eggs, chicks, bunnies, and other spring-time motifs are both quick and easy to make. They’re also a good way to use up scrap fabric, and make a lovely hostess gift.

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