These leprechaun pants treat bags are a darling craft idea perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, and they are so easy to sew! Constructed of green felt with a sweet felt shamrock accent, these little bags are equally delightful filled with little treasures or used for whimsical decor.
For this project, you will need…
- Green felt in two shades
- Black felt
- Coordinating thread
- Basic sewing supplies: machine, shears, etc.
- Hot glue
- Embroidery needle and floss
To begin, cut out your pieces: 2 body pieces from one shade of green felt, 4 strap pieces from the other shade of green felt, and 2 belt pieces from the black felt. If desired, use pinking shears to cut out the pieces for a decorative touch.
For the basic construction process for these bags, you will need to follow my Easter Bunny Pants Treat Bag tutorial.
For my leprechaun pants I followed the bunny pants tutorial through the step for attaching the straps (which I did in this case with hot glue), and then I made a little shamrock accent to go on each one to make everything particularly leprechaun-like!
The felt shamrock embellishments (or four-leaf clovers, if you prefer) are so quick and easy to make, and I’ve provided the template for them along with the pattern for the Leprechaun Pant Treat Bags (linked above). For each shamrock, use the templates to cut out 4 leaf pieces and 2 accent pieces.
Fold one of the leaf pieces in half lengthwise. With the folded edge of the leaf facing down, pass the threaded embroidery needle through the bottom, as shown.
Continue adding each leaf in a similar fashion until all four are on the needle.
Pull the needle through, and then tie the tails tightly into a knot, gathering each leaf tightly as you work.
Now, fluff and adjust the leaves as needed. Your shamrock is complete and ready to affix to your bag with hot glue. (These would honestly be darling on any project that needs some fun St. Patrick’s Day flair!)
Aren’t these downright adorable?
I can’t wait to fill them with treats for my kiddos this St. Patrick’s Day.
(As an aside, any other Dr. Suess fans out there might remember the story about the Pale Green Pants. This idea could easily be adapted for a Dr. Suess birthday party. What perfect favor bags they would make!)
They are even cute from the back!
As I mentioned above, this project is a variation on my original Bunny Pants Treat Bags. If you like this project, you should head over to check out that one, too!
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