Carrot Full o’ Candy – Free Pattern

Carrot Full of Candy - free pattern

I was inspired by Chez Beeper Bebe’s remake of the classic paratrooper dimestore toy (You haven’t seen it? Well go check it out, for goodness’s sake! It’s fabulous!) and I decided to remake those carrot-shaped cellophane bags you find filled with candy at Easter.

My version is made from fabric – thus hiding what kind of candy is inside. Is it M&Ms? Is it jellybeans? Oooh – the suspense! Plus it’s reusable and feels so much nicer than the plastic bags. And – it’s oh so easy.

What you need

  • scraps of orange fabric
  • scraps of green fabric
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • candy
  • less than an hour

Carrot Full of Candy - an easy and fun (and free!) fabric carrot pattern from Shiny Happy World

Step 1

Download the pattern templates here.

Press your fabric and cut out all your pieces as shown on the pattern page. You should have one orange wedge, one green piece, and two strips for ties.

Carrot Full of Candy - an easy and fun (and free!) fabric carrot pattern from Shiny Happy World

Step 2

Pin the carrot to the green, right sides together. You’ll be pinning a convex curve to a concave curve, so the green part will be floppy at the bottom. Sew using 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Carrot Full of Candy - an easy and fun (and free!) fabric carrot pattern from Shiny Happy World

Step 3

Open the carrot up and press the seam allowance toward the green.

Step 4

Fold one strip in half the long way and stitch along the long edge and one short edge. Turn the tube right side out and press flat. Repeat with the second strip.

Carrot Full of Candy - an easy and fun (and free!) fabric carrot pattern from Shiny Happy World

Step 5

Pin both strips to the green, 1 inch from the seam between orange and green, with the raw edges of the strips lined up with the raw edges of the green.

Fold the carrot wedge in half the long way, right sides together, with the strips sandwiched between the layers.

Stitch up the long seam using 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Step 6

Trim away any excess seam allowance from the tip of the carrot and turn it right side out. Press the seam flat. Trim the raw edge of the green with pinking shears, fill the carrot with candy, and tie it closed.

Carrot Full of Candy - an easy and fun (and free!) fabric carrot pattern from Shiny Happy World

Finished!

Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi

8 COMMENTS

  1. This carrot is really cute Wendi. My 23 year old daughter just asked me today if she was getting an Easter Basket this year? I really think she would like to be about 7 years old again! Maybe I’ll make a few for her and fill ’em with candy and a gift card for itunes?

  2. That sounds like a great gift!

  3. Becky, I’m 42 and I still getan Easter basket from Mom and Dad “from the Easter bunny” lol.

  4. Lyn Cripps SAYS...

    This pattern is so great. Made several carrot’s for Easter with tiny chocolate eggs in then. Thank you, so easy.

  5. Ramona SAYS...

    A small little bunny inside would be so cute!

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