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Embroidered Bunny Friends

By  Helen Bradley 

size: 7"x7"

  • Embroidered Bunny Friends

Materials

  • Embroidery hoop, 7” diameter
  • Cotton fabric: background, 12”x12”; scrap floral; scrap plaid
  • Felt: white, two sheets; scraps in pink, brown, black, green, yellow, rose, gold
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: 310 Black, assorted coordinating colors
  • Grosgrain ribbon, 12" length
  • Sewing thread: black, white

Tools

  • Tracing paper
  • Sewing and embroidery needles
  • Fabric glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, straight pins

Pattern - Embroidered Bunny Friends

  • 1. Print out full-size pattern. Cut bunnies from white felt, ear pieces from pink felt, basket from brown felt, eyes from black felt, clothes from cotton scraps, and four large and two small eggs from various felt scraps. Trim background fabric 2" larger than embroidery frame; place fabric in frame and tighten.
  • 2. Pin or adhere bunnies in place using fabric glue. Attach bunnies to backing fabric with small stitches using white sewing thread. (Note: Stitches should be nearly invisible.) Repeat with pink ear and black eye pieces using coordinating threads.
  • 3. With two strands of 310 Black floss, sew noses using stem stitch and mouths using backstitch.
  • 4. Pin clothing and basket in place; backstitch around edges using two strands of coordinating floss. Chain stitch eggs in place using two strands of coordinating floss.
  • 5. Cut piece of white felt slightly smaller than embroidery hoop. Trim background fabric to 1" all around. Cover back of hoop with felt, tucking raw background fabric edges inside; pin in place. Sew outer edge of felt back to background fabric using small stitches. Tie ribbon to hoop clamp to hang.
  • Tip
  • 1. Cut piece of white felt slightly smaller than embroidery hoop. Trim background fabric to 1" all around. Cover back of hoop with felt, tucking raw background fabric edges inside; pin in place. Sew outer edge of felt back to background fabric using small stitches. Tie ribbon to hoop clamp to hang.