Easter Bunny Tutorial from H&P Artistry. A sewing tutorial

Easter Bunny Tutorial

Easter Bunny Tutorial

I was trying to decide if I should make an Easter basket or a stuffed bunny this week. After going through a few options I wondered if I could combine the two. I haven’t yet told you guys about my daughters addiction to stuffed animals. When she was little she felt she had to rescue the animals from “the claw” boxes and would cry because she thought they were trapped. I spent more money than is acceptable in an attempt to liberate cheap stuffed animals. To this day she still loves all stuffed animals and if they can be used as a pillow she is tickled to death.
With this in mind I decided to make a stuffed bunny that can also hold candy and goodies like a basket. So Here we go.

Materials:

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Fleece or fuzzy fabric: I used remnant fabric for 50% off at JoAnn’s (at least 19″ x 14″)
Rulers: I used my 12.5″ square and 6.5″ square
Basic sewing supplies: pins, machine and a needle and thread
Decoration:
Buttons: 2 for eyes and 1 for a nose
Ribbon: neck tie
embroidery thread for mouth

Step 1

Measure and cut

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Fold the fabric in half and layout your rulers.

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Trim the excess fabric. Cut the excess rectangles into triangles. 2 of the triangles will become ears.

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Step 2

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Layer the pieces right sides together and pin if needed. Be sure to leave space for turning out.

Step 3

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Stitch around all sides. I used .50″ seam allowance and left the opening of 3″ in the bottom.

Step 4

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Turn out and stuff. I stuffed mine a little more than necessary. Remember that you will fold in each corner to form arms and legs. Less stuffing makes this easier.

Step 5

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Hand stitch the opening. I used a ladder stitch.

Step 6

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This step is not necessary but I found that it made making the arms and legs easier. Just stitch slowly as you go over the stuffing.

Step 7

Form arms and legs

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Fold each triangle in half and hand stitch the meeting point. A few stitches with strong thread works well.

Step 8
Forming the ears.

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Take two triangles

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Fold them in half to find the center.

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Place the center point in the back of the ear corner.

An Easter Bunny that also holds treats is a unique and adorable gift for Easter. www.HandPArtistry.com

Wrap the sides over one another. You may have to work a little to get the ears to look the way you want. (If you want longer ears cut longer triangles)

An Easter Bunny that also holds treats is a unique and adorable gift for Easter. www.HandPArtistry.com

Hand stitch the ears in place.

An Easter Bunny that also holds treats is a unique and adorable gift for Easter. www.HandPArtistry.com

As you can see the bunny is a little over stuffed, but it worked out in the end.

Step 9
Decoration

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Tie a piece of ribbon around the neck to finish forming the head.

An Easter Bunny that also holds treats is a unique and adorable gift for Easter. www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch on the eyes and nose buttons. Hand embroider the mouth. Check out the Sock monkey tutorial for the best way to stitch the buttons.

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Slide the snacks and goodies into the pockets to make a fun Easter gift and basket.

You are ready to go.

An Easter Bunny that also holds treats is a unique and adorable gift for Easter. www.HandPArtistry.com

After I made the first one I realized I would be super cute with a different color tummy. Just cut a scrap of 10″ x 10″ fabric and stitch it to the base square before sewing the pieces in place. You can also use a fabric marker to add some color to the inside of the ears.

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The Kiddo loved her new stuffed animal.

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