Maybe it’s just me, but Easter seems early this year. I don’t have many Easter decorations, so I decided to make these cute farmhouse-inspired bunnies and I’m pretty sure they will need more bunny friends to play with. I included a template to make it easy for you to make these for your house in time for Easter.
- Woven fabric
- Sewing machine/basic sewing supplies
- Stuffing material
- Downloaded template(s)
- Optional Supplies:
- Hot glue gun
- Pom-pom/yarn to make your own
- Embroidery needle and thread
- Download and cut out templates for your bunnies
- Use the template to cut out two mirrored pieces from your woven fabric
- Lay the pieces on top of each other right sides together and pin around the edges
- Sew around the perimeter using a straight stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance
- Leave a 2″ opening for turning making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end of stitching
- Go slowly around the curves
- At corners, leave the needle down, lift the presser foot, pivot the fabric, lower the presser foot back down, and continue sewing
Cut Lay right sides together Sew around the perimeter
- Trim off any points at the corners and clip the “v’s” close to the stitching without cutting through the thread
- Turn your bunnies right sides out and push out all the points and corners
- Grab your stuffing material and fill up the bunnies making sure to get the stuffing into all the ears and corners
- Close up the opening with a needle and matching thread using a small whip stitch or ladder stitch. I used a whip stitch, but if you need a refresher on how to sew a ladder stitch, check out this sewing school video.
Turn right side out Fill with stuffing Sew the opening closed
At this point, you can be done and they are super cute already! Or, read on for more options to spruce them up.
Before adding extras
- Use an embroidery needle and thread to sew a blanket stitch along the seams to give it more detailing. For instructions on how to sew a blanket stitch and other styles of embroidery stitches, you can find details in the Lovebirds tutorial HERE.
Blanket stitching around the edge
- Use a variety of ribbons to create bows for your bunnies and hot glue them on
- Get out craft pom-poms and glue them on the bunny for a cute fluffy tail. If you don’t have pom-poms, you can make your own out of yarn as I did. For instructions on how to make your own fluffy bunny tail, you can find more detail on the Love Bugs tutorial HERE.