Carrot hunting bag

There are few things in life that are more fun than hunting for chocolate hidden in a garden. FACT.

Why not make it even more fun by making a carrot bag to keep them. It probably makes them healthier too right?

I should preface this tutorial with the fact that I am a total sewing novice and completely unqualifies to write a sewing tutorial. If you can think of a better way to do any of the steps then please do!

What you need:

  • About half a meter of fabric
  • some green yarn
  • orange dye (I used liquid water colours but probably wouldn't try and wash it in a hurry!)
  • needle and thread and
  • Pom pom maker

1. Fold your fabric in half, mark, and cut out two circles approximately the size of the pieces above.  The size doesn't matter too much but I wouldn't go smaller than this.

2. Sew up the sizes using a sewing machine (or hand stitch if you have ridiculous amounts of patience).  I didnt hem the top of mine because I am lazy but you might want to do this. If you decide to hem, just turn over the top a little bit and sew it all the way around.

3. Turn inside out.

4. To make the handle, cut a strip of fabric about 40cm long and about 8-10 cm thick. Fold both sides over a little bit, iron and then fold once so the sides meet in the middle with an overlap on top. Iron the whole piece.

5. Sew straight down the middle with a straight or zig zag stitch.

6. Sew the haldle onto the pouch at either side where the seams are. I sewed a small (and wobbly) square to make it really secure.


7. Mix up some orange liquid water colour in a spray bottle with a tiny bit of water. I probably did two parts colour to two parts water. You dont need very much, just enough so that the spray bottle can work.

8. Spray all over your bag on both sides and then leave to dry.


9. Make about 5 pom poms. You can make a pom pom maker easily from cardboard using the simple tutorial HERE

10. Fold over the top of one side of the bag just a tiny bit and sew on the pom poms one at a time. I used tiny green buttons on the back to secure the pom poms and disguise the fact I didn't hem the bag!