Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Basket of Bunnies

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A basket filled with the sweetest little stuffed bunnies.

Scrappy little friends, who are fun and easy to assemble.

 Roll Call......
Alright, alright. I may have gotten a little carried away.
But that little "Bunny Rainbow" sure does makes me smile!

A few days ago I made these classic linen bunnies as a gift for my Mother-in-law,
(she may have watched my very sick 8 month old for an entire week while I partied away at Disneyland)
She deserves a whole lot more than bunnies.....but they are a cute start.
I loved their vintage look, and actually have made 4 more just like them.
Seriously. When I say I have been stuffing bunnies all weekend, I am NOT lying. 

My kids saw the bunnies and wanted one of their very own to snuggle.

Do you want to make one too?
Here's the HOW TO!

You will need:
*1 Bunny Template HERE ( or just right click and save, and then print on your computer) 
This one makes the smaller bunnies.
*Scraps, or about 5" of fabric
*Pinking Shears (optional)
* Ribbon and Pom Poms for accessories

 Okay, let's get started.

1. Turn your fabric right sides together, doubling it up, and lay your template on the wrong side of the fabric.
 2. Trace your cute little bunny friend.
 3. Grab your pinking shears, or regular scissors if you so choose, and cut that baby out.  Cut through both layers. You should now have two bunnies. (pinking shears will keep it from fraying a lot.  If you use regular scissors I would suggest finishing the edges with a serger or a zig zag stitch)
 4. Now lay your bunnies wrong sides together, right sides out.
 5. And you are going to stitch around the bunny just using a basic straight stitch.  Or you could get fancy with a decorative stitch....whatever floats your Easter boat, ladies.
 Be sure to leave a little opening at the bottom so you can stuff him up.

 6. And stuff him you will!  Those ears can be tricky, just hum a little bunny tune, I'm sure that will get you through it.
 7. Once he is plumped up to your liking, sew up his bum.
Add whatever accessories you wish, and before you know it they will start multiplying like, well, BUNNIES!

Admit it, this was easy.  And since they are just so darn cute, make a bunch more!
 And then take them outside and parade them around.
No? Just me.  
That's alright.  My kids have already loved them to pieces.
Next bunch might need to be reinforced!

So "hop" on over to your sewing machine and whip up a few long-eared friends.
I bet you can't make just one ;)
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Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Thanks for posting! I can't wait to make a few :)

the gathering girls said...

so adorable...i will be making a few of them tomorrow!

Heather said...

So fun! I think I'll give it a go. Thanks! You may be interested in this stuffing tool. It truly is amazing! From

April Byers said...

super cute!!

kati said...

During down time at work today, I've cut 9 bunnies so far. After I get home from the gym tonight, these little sweets will be on the sewing machine and ready for stuffing! They do multiply!

Heather said...

I had the best time making these! I even posted about it on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

these are gorgeous and i made some for my pinterest 365 days of crafting challenge today. awesome instructions and i absolutely appreciated the template for the bunny ... THANK YOU SO MUCH for the AWESOME tutorial :)

Shanna said...

I made 12 of these today! SO cute - I wish I could post a photo. I'm going to use the as a yearly tradition for my 3 little girls and hide them along with the eggs! They'll get a kick out of that!

You can see them on my FB here:

agatamama said...

I love this post !!!

Kate said...

Absolutely delightful bunnies - thanks for the how-to!

Unknown said...

These are SO cute!! I pinned them! :)

I would love for your to join my Link Up! :)

Unknown said...

I just made these....Love them! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

Fotf said...

Just cut this template out after finding it on Pintrest, hoping to have a go at one over the wkend if not before, tfs :)

WVNurse said...

I have made a bunch of these. They are so cute!
Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

We made some bunnies! Perfect Easter craft to share with my daughter.

Thanks for a great tutorial. :-)

Gretchen said...

Thank you for the idea, they are really cute, I bought a charm pack and made 8 of them for my toddlers at school Easter basket, I left off the puffy tail due to their age, but they turned out adorable! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have made up 9 so far from a group of disabled children's playgroup. Such a better alternative to chocolate. I have posted a pic on my blog with a link to your site. Thanks ever so much for this fun idea. I have a love hate relationship with my sewing machine but this is just fun fun fun!!

Lisa said...

Made 45 of the little guys for my kids' Easter parties at school!! I pinned pictures to my holiday board on pinterest!! Thank you for the idea!!! What a great bunch of bunnies it made!!! :)

Sunflower Days said...

This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

Katie said...

my 10 yr old is learning to sew and loved making these- thanks so much for the tutorial it made one happy little sewer.

Gyeskah said...

Thank you for sharing your idea! I made some up tonight and love them. I am excited to give them to my kids on Christmas!

Linda said...

this is so cute, just found it on Pinterest! I had to click and save, to be able to print it, but it comes out about 10 1/4", not
5", is this right? I was looking for the smaller bunny. You have a great blog!
Thanks Linda

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much...I'm going to be making up some of these, great Easter gift idea.

Sparkles said...

Oh these are just adorable. And so quick to whip up! Thanks a bunch. Made one for my little girls first Easter!

Lydia said...

hello, I'm Lydia and from Germany.
I found your blog by chance and found the instructions for these cute little bunnies. On my blog you can see my homemade rabbit.
Thanks for the inspiration.

find attached the link to the post

Unknown said...

Olá, encontrei o seu blog em uma visita pelo Pinterest, eu estava procurando um modelo para coelhos de páscoa e adorei os seus. Obrigado pelas suas dicas. Com certeza voltarei a visitar. Abraço.

Schöne Dinge von Sonnenblume said...


i made your bunnies.



Bron said...

Thank you for sharing this...I made little ones to go in our Easter treat gifts. xx

Greengranny said...

I cannot print it out.. having a problem with the download..any suggestions.. So adorable, I have 2 grands 21/2 and 1 yr I would love to make them for Look easy,. and I need to be quick as a bunny since Easter is a week away. thank you

angie said...

GreenGranny, just click on the bunny template photo, then right click and save as a photo. Then just print it as you would any other photo.

Good Luck!

Greengranny said...

Figured it out..thanks a bunch for replying so quickly. "Hoppy" Easter. love your blog and your creatures...Is there a larger version of this bunny.

Greengranny said...

I just finished my bunnies.. so said they were the smaller you have a free pattern for the larger one..thank you

Tracy said...

Loved this idea so much I made my own basket of bunnies. I gave your blog credit where you can see my bunny basket. Thanks so much for the idea! Happy Easter.

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jeanne said...

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Daniela Reyes Alvarado said...

Thanks so much... It was the perfect favor for my child easter party at school

Gram Clarke said...

I made 25 or so last year and took them to the thrift shop where I volunteer. They sold for $1.00 like hot cakes. I'm making more this year
It is an adorable way to help the organization to raise some money. And, you are right, I couldn't make just one!

leaving said...

Thank you. I made one and yesterday and I cut out 13... I then went and bought more fabric at Walmart. Like I really needed i

babychaser said...

These are really cute! My 10 year old daughter is looking for simple sewing projects to make this spring to sell (she is trying to make money for summer camp). Would you mind if we used your template for that or would you rather we made up our own?



Unknown said...

These are so adorable. I have a question. I don’t have a sewing machine and was wondering how I would go about sewing them by hand and would that work? Or is there any other way that would work like fabric glue? I would greatly appreciate your help.

Thank you so much,


Jan said...

I'm stuffing these bean bag style, with rice. very easy. Keep it loosely packed enough to sew up the bottom without spilling the rice. T

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