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Signature Bunny Doll

This Easter bunny craft makes up to around 35 cm and is a great keepsake gift for any occasion.

Signature Bunny Doll

What you need

Stuffing for filling
Calico
Large 2 inch pom pom
Embroidery thread
30cm contrasting Fabric
S safety eyes
1 safety nose



Instructions

Note all seams 1/4″

Using the patterns below cut out 1 back head, 1 front head, 2 body backs,2 body fronts, 2 ears and 4 legs.

(print them on an A4 paper size)

Bunny Pattern 1

Bunny Pattern 2

In contrasting fabric cut 2 ears, 2 soles and a strip 90 cm x 10 cm to be used for the neck bow.

With the right sides together stitch darts in front and back head pieces.

Stitch center front and back of body pieces, leaving an opening in the center of the back for stuffing.

Then stitch dart to make the bottom of the bunny. With the right sides together stitch front head and body to form neck and repeat for the back.

Fold arms with right sides together, stitch around them leaving an opening at the bottom side for stuffing. Snip curved edges and turn right side out.

Place the right side of the calico with the right side of the contrasting ear pieces together. Stitch around leaving bottom end open. Snip the curved edges and turn right side out.

With right sides together stitch both sides of 2 leg pieces, leaving an opening at the bottom side for stuffing.

Pin sole into place and stitch. Snip all curved edges, turn right side out.

Pin ears, arms and legs to the body piece by matching up the dots. Make sure that contrast of ears is facing the right side of calico as for the arms and legs make sure the toes are pointing up towards the body.

Place legs, arms and ears into the middle of the body, right sides together pin and stitch the back body to the front body hear piece. Turn right side out through the hole in the back seam.

Stuff the arms and legs then stitch up the holes.

Before stuffing the body place eyes and nose into place using the safety discs that come with the pieces.

Stitch hole up in the back seam.

Make a bow using the contrasting strip of fabric and tie it around the neck.

Stitch the pompom onto the bottom of the bunny for a tail.

Using embroidery thread stitch in a basic mouth.

Use a permanent marker to make signatures onto the bunny for a memorable keepsake.

Virkku submitted this picture of a completed and dressed bunny.

Signature Bunny

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Comments

  1. thank you very much for this wonderful project!

  2. I am trying to print the patterns but it keeps cutting of the side. HELP!!!

  3. I’m attempting this after seeing it made several times in my sewing class. I have at least three friends who are currently pregnant and I thought this would make a great gift. Will let you know how it goes. But from the final products I’ve seen in class, these are so adorable, they are worth the time spent on making them.

  4. Gorgeous stuff, well done!

  5. My favourite pattern ever, I can now put one of these bad boys together in an hour, super easy x

  6. You don’t say how much fabric to purchase… in the calico.

  7. For Michellecapehart:

    The part of the directions you’re having problems with has a quick remedy. If you’ll notice in the directions, you’re asked to leave an opening at the “bottom” of the arms and legs (essentially at the end where the hands and feet are) for stuffing, so while you WILL be sewing them closed where they meet the body, there will still be an opening at the other end to stuff them after they’ve been attached.

    I was confused by this as well, (so you’re not alone, haha) but you’re simply going to stuff them from the hand/foot end rather than where they attach to the body. Hope that helps!

  8. Looks like a fairly simple set of pattern pieces and directions, however, I’m not quite sure how many inches to extend the pattern pieces for the arms and legs as they only show ankle/wrist length. Guess I’ll have to figure the proportional lengths based on the body.

    Anyone know if there are available patterns for clothing, ie dresses for the bunnies? Thanks for posting the pattern!

  9. I made the rabbit using this pattern and he turned out to be so cute, took me about six hours to do over two days. im really pleased and will be making more for presents to give friends. to save on costs I used a jumper i no longer wore and a pair of old fluffy slippers for his ears and embroidered his face, so all in all he cost me nothing to make.
    Really pleased.

  10. michellecapehart says:

    I am having problems following the part of the directions where it has you sewing on the ears, legs and hands to the body. If you do as the directions say I will not be able to stuff the ears, hands and legs after I have sewn them on…I would appreciate any sugestions on how other people went about this part of the project….Thank you

  11. uuhhh the pattern looks kinda wierd. the pieces were all jumbled up. Can anyone help me??

  12. Bunny is adorable when made, but directions are difficult to follow…..I was frustrated for a lot of this project! The final outcome was adorable!! Add an extra hour or two to the time, so you can figure out what the author means by some of the directions…..

  13. Thing that should have been 2 Safety eyes. Safety eyes and nose push thru the material and have a thing that looks like a washer (circle) that snaps onto the part that is thru the material. I like those the best, but in a pinch, I just embroider them on. That is still the safetist method for any childs toy.

  14. hiya this pattern looks great, have been looking for a pattern online for a few hours. this looks perfect! i just have one question what are S safety eyes, safety noses? where can i buy them from and did you just embroider the lips? thanks

  15. This such an awsome pattern. I made this one for my daughter when she was 4 months old and have had to make 2 more replacements of her BunBun. I reduced the size of the pattern down to 75% and used Minkie fabric to make it. She is now 3 and carries her bunny every where with her. Thanks so much!

  16. hello,
    thank you for sharing :) I`m going to make one bunny ;)

  17. I’m not keen on bunnies but those are lovely

  18. awsome idea, i am young but i love to sew and stitch and i have been looking for a cute diy job for my family for ages so unique love it

  19. Absolutely brilliant, thank you very much.

  20. This project is adorable and seems somewhat do-able for a new sewer like me. I like how you placed the templates all together so it was easy to print out and cut/separate. Love the idea to use the bunny as a memory keepsake (writing on it for a special person.) Very creative and thanks for sharing!

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