Scrap Fabric Bunny Softie Tutorial

Scrap Fabric Bunny Pattern
My close friend’s daughter is turning one this month. When I asked Krista what Everleigh needed, she said NOTHING. She honestly has everything. Of course I couldn’t go to a birthday party with nothing, so I made it my mission to make her something. I started brainstorming and decided I had to use up some of my fabric scraps. I thought about making a quiet book and then decided to look at actual books. I ended choosing “How Much I Love You”. This sparked the idea to create a bunny to go with the book… and then I decided the bunny needed a home, so created a bag to carry bunny and some accessories around. And it is similar to a quiet book, so is perfect for restaurants and such.
Scrap Fabric Bunny Tutorial
Isn’t she cute? She is super easy to make, takes about an hour. Let’s learn how to make one, shall we?
Easy Scrap Fabric Bunny

Print out the Scrap Fabric Bunny Pattern and cut out all the pieces.

Bunny Pattern
Cut 2 pieces for the body, 4 arms, 4 legs, and 4 ears.
Bunny Softie
Now we are going to sew each of the extremities. Starting with an arm, place right sides together. Starting on one side, sew all the way down and around the bend and back up the other side, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Do not sew across the top. Leave that open for turning. Do the same for the legs and the ears.
 
Flip each extremity right side out.
Bunny Ears
For the ears, fold in the bottom sides and tack into place (see picture above).
DIY Bunny Stuffed Animal
Now let’s create a Rabbit Sandwich. Place the body, right side up. Place the ears at the top of the head, right side down, with about a 1/2″ space in between. Place the arms on the sides, making sure they are the same height from the bottom. Last, place the legs with a 1/4″ space in between.

Bunny Pattern

Place the second body piece right side down and pin all pieces into place.

DIY Bunny
Starting about 1/2″ from the bottom on one side, sew around the entire edge of the bunny using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave a 2″ space for turning (I tend to end about 1/4″ below the bunny’s arm).

 
Stuffed Bunny

 Flip the bunny right side out.

Bunny Tail
If the bunny is for a very small child, you may want to skip the next step. Grab a pom-pom and needle and thread and sew the pom-pom onto the bunny’s rear. I reach in through my turning hole to sew it into place. Make sure it is nice and secure, fasten off.
 
Now stuff the bunny nice and full and hand stitch the opening shut.
Bunny Pattern
I used Fabric Sharpies to draw on eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers.
Fabric Bunny
That’s it! You’re all done.
 
Want to learn how to make Bunny’s Carrying Case/House/Bed?
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