Bunny Drawstring Backpack Tutorial

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I made these sweet bunny backpacks for my nephews. It is just a simple drawstring backpack, but the bunny ears and tail turn it into the cutest little bunny backpack! They are a perfect gift bag for Easter goodies or for a bunny lover anytime.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 x 14 inch by 16 inch rectangles of main fabric (I used white canvas)
  • 4 x ear pieces ( 2 lining and 2 main fabric ) SEE PATTERN DOWNLOAD BELOW
  • 2 x 3 inch by 3 inch square in main fabric for drawstring loops
  • yarn to make pom pom or ready made pom pom
  • rope or cord for drawstring

Cut out all of your fabric pieces. Click the image below to download the ear pattern piece.

Sew the ear pieces right sides together. Turn right side out and top stitch leaving the bottom unsewn. Fold the sides towards the centre, pin in place and than baste in place.

Fold top of bag over twice leaving room for your drawstring cord to fit through. Pin ears in place and stitch along bottom of the fold. This will be the front piece of your backpack.

Take your back fabric piece and fold over twice and stitch along bottom of fold to create drawstring casing. Sew on the pom pom tail.

Now you will sew the drawstring loops. Fold 3 x 3 inch squares in half and sew. Turn right side out. Pin in place at bottom sides of bag.

Put back of bag and front of back right sides together and sew sides and bottom of bag together. Turn right way out.

Insert your drawstring cord through one loop and up through the drawstring and down through the other loop. Repeat in other direction going through other side of drawstring casing at the top. Tie knots in the ends of your drawstring.

If you make a bunny backpack I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram @handmadejoydesigns #handmadejoyblog