Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scrap Box Sunday: Felt Bunny

I don't usually decorate for any of the holidays because we're generally not home for them! But I decided to get into the spirit a little tiny bit ;) So, here's how I made my cute little felt bunny!

What you need:
* Brown felt
* Embroidery thread (I used blue and cream)
* Stuffing (I used old cushion stuffing this time!)
* Fabric pencil
* Scissors
* Needle
* Optional: Embellishments - I used some little silk flowers and silver cord.



What to do:

Cut two equally sized rectangles of brown felt and draw a rabbit outline onto one using a fabric pen.


Cut out your rabbit, then trace the same shape onto the second piece of felt and cut that out too!


Now we're going to sew the two rabbits together. Take your cream embroidery thread and thread a needle with it. Tie a knot in the end. 

I started my stitching at the back of the rabbit's neck, as that's a easy place to cover up with ribbon later if you need to :) Start stitching so that your knot is in the middle of the two rabbit pieces and will be hidden when you're done.


Blanket stitch around the edges. Stitch School has a good explanation of how to do this :)


Leave a gap in your stitching so you can stuff your bunny. Next time I would actually stitch around the ears too, and just leave the back of the head open.


Lightly fill your rabbit with stuffing and then complete your stitching, tying it off at the back of the neck.


Next I used blue embroidery thread to make knot eyes. Stitch School also has a French knot explanation :)


Now you're pretty much done! Embellish however you like! I tied a silver cord around my bunny's neck and stuffed my silk flowers in the back of the cord.

Aww, a sweet chocolate bunny for decorating!


Add a brooch back or a hair pin and it could be an Eastery accessory!


Pretty cute, huh?




12 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very cute! I like it as a brooch! I'm amazed at your free handing abilities!!

K. the Littlest Crafter said...

Sweet! Makes me think of those chocolate bunnies... mmm chocolate...

Steph said...

Totally cute! My girls would love this!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Thanks so much lovelies :D

Aimee said...

so cute, well done!

Brycie Jean said...

ok LOVE this! I would so make that into a headband for my girls! As a matter of fact, I think I just might, but in pink of course , or my 3 year old MIGHT have a melt down! :)

Bry
reeniejaecreations.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Beautiful little bunny! I love the idea of using it as a hair accessory too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

That is pretty cute!

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog - I'm here checking yours out and am now your newest follower.

Kristen
Turning a House into a Home

To Sew With Love said...

What a cute bunny! will be featuring this tomorrow! thanks for sharing!

AllieMakes! said...

OOH! Very cute! Very inspiring! A bunny fascinator...
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Jerri said...

This is so cute! Love it! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites.

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Awww, that really is the cutest. I think it would make a great addition to an Easter basket. Thanks for sharing!

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