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.
- scrap flannel or cheesecloth
- Multiple colors of embroidery floss
- Small buttons and lace trim
Step by step instructions:
- 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.
- Cut out two sides for each bunny you are making.
- 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.
- 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.
- Close the opening with either a whip stitch or an invisible stitch.
- Now embroider the facial features of the rabbits.
- 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!