Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner. That gets me in the mood for Bunnies!
Here is a simple Stuffed Bunny that you can make in a single morning (or afternoon of course).
I’ve used leftover fabric, giving him a patchwork appearance.
Start by printing out the PDF that I have for you here. Country Bunny PDF
Cut out all the pieces and arrange them on your fabric, paying close attention to the number of pieces needed for each. The dotted lines will be the stitch lines and the outer, solid line is the cutting line. Cut out all your pieces.
I’ve used a lighter fabric for the inside of my Bunny’s ears and limbs, but of course you may choose to do something else. I’m thinking he would be cute in Denim.
Begin by sewing 2 Ear pieces, right sides together from the base up and around to the other side. Do not sew the base.
Clip around the curved edges (do this on all seams throughout the pattern). Turn right side out and iron.
Next you will sew the 2 Face Pieces, right sides together, from the top along the curved side of the nose to the neck. Do not sew the neck.
Fold the Ear to create a pleat and sew.
Place the Ear with the inside (in my case the lighter fabric) facing the Face and the raw edge along the outer edge of the Face. Place the Back of Head on top, right side facing. The Ear will be sandwiched in between. Sew from the top down to the neck. Do not sew the neck.
Repeat with the other ear.
Turn right side out and press the seams.
Next sew the V shaped seam on the Body pieces. Open up and sew the 2 Body pieces together from the neck around, leaving a hole for stuffing.
Leave the Body inside out. Push the Head into the Body and line up the Face seam with the seam on the Body (the side without the stuffing hole). The fabrics should be right sides together. Pin in place. Carefully sew around the neck.
Reach into the hole and pull on the Bunny’s Ears to turn him right side out.
Sew the Arms and Legs together. Stuff all parts and whip stitch close.
Sew the Arms and Legs in place. I’ve used a button on mine, but they could be sewn on without.
Stuff the Tail and stitch onto the Bunny. And lastly, add some button eyes and a bow.
He is super sweet and would make a perfect addition to an Easter Basket or even Baby’s room. For a baby you’ll want to use safety eyes and no buttons as they can be hazardous.
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