Easter Bunny

On a budget?
 

Or just stinkin’ love handmade projects??

 

And want to fill up your child’s/niece’s/nephew’s/grandchild’s/friend’s
Easter Basket?

 

Here’s a fun and very inexpensive way to do so.

 

Toss in a little hand-made lovey……just from you.

 

I found this tutorial from Martha, HERE.

 

And then decided to dress her up…..

 

I found a scarf/glove set at the store for SUPER clearance last week (for $1.00). But if you can’t find any at the store, chop up one of your old sets of gloves. You can get a newer and cuter pair for yourself next season! :)

 

And then I added a little dress using some scrap fabric from Elli’s Easter dress. (For a boy, you can sew a small rectangle piece of fabric, scrunch it around the middle the form a bow-tie and then add that to a thin piece of fabric that attaches around the neck. SO cute and simple.)

 

For the dress, cut out two rectangles that are 6 x 9 inches each.

 

Hem the top and bottom by folding under a 1/4 inch, then a 1/4 inch again and sew into place. Then, with right sides together, attach the two rectangles together at the sides. Leave about a 1 inch opening about 3/4 of an inch down from the top, as an opening for the bunny’s arms.

 

Then sew a seam along the top, about a 1/2 inch from the top. Start at one of the side seams and make a continuous seam all the way around the top. And leave the ends of your threads on both ends pretty long. **MAKE SURE to adjust your machine and make a really long stitch (basting stitch) as you’re sewing along the top. (this will make the gathering process easier) **

(****CLICK on any of the pictures to enlarge.****)

 

Then put the dress on the bunny and pull the arms through. Then pull the outside thread on one of the ends and slide the fabric together, making a nice gather.

 

Make the gather snug around the bunny’s neck, then tie your ends (your 2 outside thread ends) in a quadruple knot.

 

Gosh, that is harder to explain than I thought. If you have never gathered before, I hope that helped a little bit. And if you already know how…….good job enduring the torture.

 

Now, tie a bow in that bunny’s ear and plop in a basket.

 

 

A child’s new friend.

 

Absolutely perfect.

 

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Comments

10 Responses to “Easter Bunny”
  1. 1
    Danny & Crystal says:

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2
    jodi says:

    I want to make bunnies and doggies!! I wish I had seen this before all the gloves were gone for the season. Maybe next year or maybe I’ll get lucky and find somewhere that has gloves on clearance.

  3. 3
    THE LEWIS' says:

    thanks for the idea. mine didnt turn out as good as yours, but i think if i keep trying your fun projects they can start to be as good as yours. thanks again i love this website.

  4. 4
    Chris and Tammy Herker says:

    We are having a craft fair on May
    1st and 2nd in Rexburg. Leave a comment on our blog if you are interested in having a booth.
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  5. 5
    Kristine says:

    I made a couple of these and they turned out so cute! Not as cute as yours though. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6
    Katie says:

    This is adorable. I just may have to make one for the big O.

  7. 7
    Janey says:

    If a bunny is going to a baby who might be testing out new teeth, then embroidered eyes are better than buttons.

  8. 8
    Kristina says:

    It looks like maybe you used two fingers together for the ears, instead of the index and pinky with a big space in between, as they seemed to do on Martha? (I know this post is two years old now, but I just now made one. And it's a rabbit alien. Really ugly, with very far-apart, stumpy ears.)

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