Here are the results of 2 of the many great bunny tutorials I’ve seen this past week. With Little Bit’s Easter basket to fill I figured these would be perfect.
They work up really quick! I made this one this afternoon.
He was made from leftover felted cashmere sweater scraps. I made a little cashmere scrap tail for him, instead of a pompom. I used wool yarn for the nose, eyes, and hand sewing the body. I didn’t change anything about the pattern, as it is perfect just the way it is!
Tutorial 2 is one I just happened upon after seeing a different bunny that my cousin was making. I went to the site where she got her pattern and found this one by accident. It is called RevoluzZzionary Easter Bunny, but I just call it Lovey Bunny because of it’s heart.
I worked on this one during 2 evenings. I changed a couple of things about this pattern to suit what I wanted it to look like. I added the ear and tail applique to give it a little something extra. I also changed the shape across the bottom. The pattern calls for it to be straight across, but as I was beginning to stitch up the bottom after stuffing I altered it to look a little more like feet.
I used a wool yarn for the eyes, nose, and all the applique stitching. Lovey Bunny’s body and appliques are recycled cashmere sweaters!
I used the really small left over scraps from cashmere sweaters and Wool yarn bits to stuff Lovey Bunny…. here he is getting stuffed.
Here are a couple of more pictures of Puppet Bunny and Lovey Bunny contemplating their new existence and the thought of being loved by a 19 month old in a few days.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Here we come!