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Easter Sewing: Patch Press Bunny Bun Warmer Review (and more!)

Happy Easter! This week's post will outline some quick Easter projects I made for this year's holiday. First and foremost, I used Patch Press Patterns' Bunny Bun Warmer and Chick pattern. I also created some drawstring chick bags using a pattern from Make It & Love It. In this post, I'll break down the details for each one. 


I hadn't heard of Patch Press Patterns until very recently. I actually found them by searching through patterns on Ebay. It appears they were a small pattern company in the 1980's that specialized mostly in home decor (although I was able to find some girls leotard patterns as well). So far, I have two patterns from the company, a Jack-o-Lantern one and this bunny bun warmer.

As you can see, I tried to emulate the pattern cover art for this blog post. 

From what I can gleam from the two patterns I own by Patch Press, each pattern includes the creator of the pattern, a number, and a handwritten (but very neat) style of pattern instructions. The pattern pieces are printed on normal paper rather than tissue and may be traced off. Overall, the pattern feels professional and convenient but homey. The aesthetic seems to match this, as some of the patterns follow a more 80's home decor aesthetic. Side note: if anyone out there knows more about the history of Patch Press patterns, I'd love to hear about it!

This pattern specifically included a pattern for a bun warmer shaped like a bunny rabbit and a chick that functions as an egg cover. For both items, batting is sewn to the back of the outside pieces and a lining is attached.

As for construction, the process was not difficult to understand or follow. In my opinion, the instructions are adequately detailed without a lot of superfluous information. If you're a complete newbie, you may find the pattern to be difficult. All in all, there aren't really many steps to the construction process, so it's easy to complete in a day or so! The bunny lining is identical to the outside, and nothing is too hard to understand. The only hard part was checking for puckers around seams, so I'd recommend basting.

The chick egg covers are a bit easier to sew than the bunnies, and they use very little fabric. They're basically comprised of two outside pieces, two lining pieces (which are slightly smaller), and some ribbon for a tail. The eyes and beak are sewn on by hand.  However, I think the batting I used was a little too thick, as I found myself unable to actually fit an egg into the chick. Nevertheless, they look nice sitting out with the bunnies.

One thing I chose to leave out on the pattern was the leg and paw topstitching. The pattern instructs you to topstitch and stuff a leg shape on the outside of the bun warmer to resemble a seated rabbit. I chose to forgo this step, as I felt it detracted from the overall look of the bunny. I wanted it to look more clean and streamlined.

Overall, this pattern turned out exactly like it should have- it's a unique pattern and I'm so happy I stumbled upon it! I'd definitely recommend it to others looking for cute Easter decor patterns.


I also created some chick bags to help fundraise for the sewing club at the elementary school my mom works at. To do so, I used a pattern from Make It & Love It.com. There is also a full photo tutorial on the site to accompany the pattern.

The bags are constructed with an appliqued face, two large bag pieces, and limbs sewn in.
Although it's a simple process, these bags were much more time consuming than the chick egg covers above. There were many repetitive steps.

One quick warning: When I started making these, I serged both of the bag pieces together to keep things simple. Don't do this! It will prevent you from being able to put the drawstring casing in. Serge the pieces separately!

She also has a cute carrot bag pattern on the website! I would have made it as well if I had more time. 


On an unrelated note, I made some Easter cupcakes. I wanted to share them here for record and progress purposes. I followed a vanilla yumfetti cupcake recipe from the Over the Top Cupcake class on Craftsy/Bluprint. It was my first time making cup cakes from scratch, and I really loved how they turned out. The buttercream recipe is also from Jennifer Shea in the Perfect Cupcake class. It also turned out well!

As for decorations. the green grass is shredded edible wafer from Wilton. On its own, the taste is not the greatest, but it blends in with the icing okay. Alternatively, it's possible to dye shredded coconut to look like grass. The mini eggs are Whoppers Robin Eggs, which are actually quite tasty!

All in all, I'm happy with how the cupcakes turned out, as I've had numerous baking disappointments in the past.

Here's a couple that I decorated a little differently.

And finally, here's a view of them all in the stand.


On a less handmade note, I also picked up a couple Easter donuts this year from Krispy Kreme. My local Krispy Kreme was out of the eggs and chicks, but fortunately they still had a lot of bunnies in stock!

This morning we also threw some quick Easter cookies into the oven. We made one batch of Nestle Easter Chocolate Chip (with pastel egg sprinkles!) and two batches of the Pillsbury shaped sugar cookies (chick and bunny shaped).


Thank you so much for reading this far! I hope everyone has a happy Easter (if you celebrate). I'm off to spend time with my family. Let me know if you have any questions down below.

See you next week!

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