So Soft Felt Bunny

Materials

  • docrafts Papermania Spots & Stripes Pastel Capsules: Felt Quarters, Felt Bundle, Ribbon Bows
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Notions: lace trim; pink flower-shaped buttons, two
  • Brown embroidery floss

Tools

  • docrafts Xcut 9” Dressmaker Shears
  • Sewing machine with coordinating threads

Basic Supplies

sewing needle, straight pins, iron and pressing surface, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print out patterns. Cut two body pieces from brown felt; pin wrong sides together. Machine-sew using small seam, leaving bottom edge open. Turn right side out; stuff with fiberfill.

STEP 2

  • Cut four leg pieces from brown felt; in pairs, pin wrong sides together. Machine-sew and stuff as in Step 1. Hand-sew legs to bottom of body. (Note: Joints will be hidden later.)

STEP 3

  • Repeat Step 2 for arm pieces; hand-sew to sides of body.

STEP 4

  • Cut two ears from brown felt and plaid fabric; pin into fabric/felt pairs with wrong sides together. Machine-sew with small seam leaving small opening. Turn right side out and sew to head.

STEP 5

  • Fold striped fabric; press. Align knickerbocker pattern to fold as indicated; cut out two. Hem top and bottom of both pieces. Add lace trim to bottom. Pin wrong sides together; machine-sew around edges. Turn right side out.

STEP 6

  • Cut 14”x4-1/3” dotted fabric panel. Hem long edges. Join short edges, with right sides together, and machine-sew to create skirt. Cut 1-1/2”x1-3/4” dotted fabric panel; fold in half with wrong sides together. Machine-sew both short sides and one long side. Turn right side out. Pin panel centered on skirt; allowing bib to stick up approximately 1” from skirt top. Machine-sew in place.

STEP 7

  • Cut two 1-1/2”x3” dotted fabric strips. Fold one strip in half lengthwise; press. Unfold, then refold lengthwise with raw edges to crease. Fold in half again to make 3/8”x3” strip. Machine topstitch along open edge to make strap. Repeat with second strip.

STEP 8

  • Machine-sew strap ends to bib top; hand-sew buttons to cover stitching. Position dress on rabbit. Gather dress sides slightly to fit; pin tucks. Remove from rabbit; hand-sew tucks in place. Machine-sew straps to back waistline of skirt. Place dress on rabbit.

STEP 9

  • Satin stitch nose and eyes on rabbit using brown floss.

STEP 10

  • Hand-sew bows to top of ears.

STEP 11

  • For a more vibrant bunny, change the color of the body or clothes.
by Jo Austin for docrafts

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/5360/1e0c3350-90fc-4d7c-97f0-7a5f10cd2920.pdf



So Soft Felt Bunny
So Soft Felt Bunny