I wanted to make my girls something special for Easter. I try to make them something that is homemade every year. They have fleece bunnies and birdies. However, this year I wanted to make my own version of a bunny that the girls could have as a keepsake. I hand drew and drafted this pattern myself. Lily, my youngest, loves little stuffed animals that she can hold and play with that are not too cumbersome. That is how the bitty bunny came about.
This is a great simple pattern too, if your looking for something that doesn’t take days to make. It is perfect for the novice sewer as well.
Here’s What You Need:
- Printed Pattern (Here)
- Scraps of Fabric (I used printed fabric and linen. The linen I used from an old pair of pants.)
- Pom Pom Trim (Optional)
- DMC Floss (Coordinating Color to Match Your Fabric)
- Polyester Stuffing
Step 1: Print the pattern out and cut out all of the pattern pieces.
Step 2: Cut out all of the fabric pieces.
Step 3: Embroider the face onto the bunny with a coordinating color of DMC floss. I started with the nose and then the mouth. I found it easier to position the eyes after the nose and mouth had been completed.
Step 4: Begin by pinning the face of the bunny to the printed fabric. Right sides together. Sew the face to the body of the bunny.
Step 5: This step is optional. But, I really think it adds to the look of the bunny. Find any type of trim that coordinates well with your fabric choices. Measure and cut the length. I tacked the trim on by hand. However, if you want you can sew this trim on with a sewing machine.
Step 6: Place right sides of the ears facing together, sew them with about a 1/8 to a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Fold the ears in at the bottom and pin temporarily. Tack the bottom of the ears with needle and thread to hold them in place.
Make a sandwich of sorts with the front, ears, and the back of your fabric. The print side of the ears will face the right side of the print of the fabric for the front of the bunny. Before, I sewed all of the pieces of the bunny together, I lightly tacked the ears in place so it would ensure that they wouldn’t move on me. Sew all the way around the bunny with 1/8 “to 1/4″ seam allowance leaving a 1” opening at the bottom. Fill the body with the polyester fill and hand sew the bottom together. Oh, and don’t forget to flip the bunny over and sew a little pom pom on the butt.
There you have it! I loved how these turned out.
I couldn’t resist including a photo of their little pom pom bottoms.
This is a pretty quick sew, and a fun little project if you’re in need of one for Easter.
I hope you enjoy it!