Sew a Cute, Vintage Bunny for Your Doll

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The bunny pattern below was designed by Hazel H. Sample over a hundred years ago! Recreated here for young students to sew their dolls, to include in their Easter baskets or just to have a fun sewing lesson for beginners.

Support list:

  • scrap flannel or cheesecloth
  • Multiple colors of embroidery floss
  • Small buttons and lace trim

Step by step instructions:

  1. Print and cut out the patterns, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Trace around the paper copy on the fabric scraps of your choice using a pencil or washable fabric marker.
  2. Cut out two sides for each bunny you are making.
  3. With right sides facing together, carefully straight stitch around the bunny shape leaving a small opening on one side of the bunny large enough to turn the fabric inside out and stuffing with cotton batting.
  4. While stuffing, use a dull-pointed toothpick to help shift the filling inside the bunny pillow. Smaller, narrow features such as the ears will be filled in properly.
  5. Close the opening with either a whip stitch or an invisible stitch.
  6. Now embroider the facial features of the rabbits.
  7. Sew on buttons and other lace parts if you like.
The old bunny patterns come in three sizes, one for the doll,
One for you and one for a special friend too!

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