I found these adorable little Bunny Sachets at craft passion.com so I had to make a few for myself. At her sight she provides you with the printable pattern and directions so I won’t give you the step by step but only things I did differently. Here is the direct link to the tutorial: http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/02/sewing-bunny-sachet-pattern-tutorial.html
I used three different fabric scraps which I soaked in tea to give them an aged look.
I still wasn’t satisfied with them so I decided to crumple the fabric and rub it over an ink pad.
I STILL wasn’t satisfied with the plain fabric so I used a few of my rubber stamps and some coordinating inks to stamp on the fabric. NOW I was happy!
I then cut them out and sewed them according to her directions. The only thing I did differently here is that I clipped the curves (something my sewing teacher from 40 years ago would be proud of!) which makes for cleaner curves when you turn it right side out. Be sure to use her method using tweezers for turning – it’s SO easy!
As she points out, you can fill these with lavender or other sweet smelling things to make sachets but I chose to fill mine with rice.
Before you begin to fill – make sure you tie off the ears (I used twine) so the rice stays just in the ‘body’.
I made a little ‘funnel’ out of cardstock and used that to pour the rice into the opening of the bunnies.
Once filled, I used a needle and thread to stitch the opening closed. (I kept the bottom open for filling instead of the side because it seemed much easier and since I was going to have these ‘sitting’, it just made more sense to have a nice flat bottom.)
To display them, I used some heavy-duty, clear packing tape rolled up and stuck to the cake plate so they’d stand up nice and straight. I made a little tag using some clip art from the internet and attached the clip and tag with Sticky Tack so I can remove it after Easter.
I think these are just so adorable and have SO many possibilities! Can’t you see them as little place cards or little favors at each dinner guest’s plate to take home? Or hanging by their little ears on a decorative clothesline for a cute Easter garland? How about as an addition to an Easter wreath? I could go on and on but if you’ve got some scraps of fabric and just a few minutes, you can go whip up a bunch of these just in time for Easter!