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“Be veeeerrrrrryyyyy quiet… we’re making wabbits.” Our apologies to Mr. Elmer Fudd, and you are actually welcome to be as noisy as you’d like when creating these Sweet, Soft, Stuffable Bunnies. Our cute stuffable critters are always some of the most popular patterns here at Sew4Home. We’re happy to bring Lolly, Chester, and Flora – our trio of bunny pals – into the family. The same pattern was used to create all three, but each one has his/her own personality based on the type of  fleece used, the coordinating cotton for the ears and paws, and the bunny’s custom accessories. We’re particularly enamored of Chester’s bowtie.

Our bunnies were designed to have a vintage look and feel. As an accent to their gorgeous Cuddle fur, we added quilting cotton as a lining for the ears as well as the bottom of their feet. You want a petite motif in a muted color for the best look. Vintage bunnies are subtle creatures – a bit shy and retiring, never bold or brash.

We chose three very different finishes to show you a range of possibilities. Lolly, our teal bunny, features a solid Cuddle. Lolly’s Teal Cuddle is a true blend of blue and green, rich and a little fancy. Lolly likes to be fancy, as you can tell by her stylish bow.

Flora shows off a Cuddle print. Her Parisian motif is almost tone-on-tone, making it a lovely choice as an allover fur. The gathered lace collar around her neck is a little something Flora picked up from French street fashion.

Modeling the Luxe Cuddle collection is the dapper Chester. Not only is he quite handsome, his job is to let you see the difference between the finer nap of classic Cuddle and the deep nap of the Luxe.

The instructions and free pattern download focus just on the bunnies themselves. The accessories are up to your imagination to fit the personalities of your bunnies as well as possibly the bunny’s owner-to-be. Add a simple ribbon around the neck or include an entire bunny wardrobe.

If you’re new to working with luxury fleece, you’ll be pleasantly surprised it’s easier to handle than you might think. In fact, it’s particularly forgiving thanks to the deep pile that conceals any less-than-perfect stitching. The main thing to keep in mind is to always make sure your nap is running in the same direction as you cut out and sew together the pattern pieces. For more information, check out our full tutorial on Sewing with Plush Fabric.

The signature bunny tails are fluffy yarn pom poms. We made ours with a Clover Pom Maker, but you could also buy a pre-made pom or make your own. You’ll see below that we suggest a chunky weight yarn for the very best bun bun bottom.

Black button eyes and a blush pink yarn nose complete each bunny’s face. We show you below how the button eyes are securely hand sewn through the head, running the thread back and forth several times for a tight finish, but we do always like to remind you that buttons may not be the best choice for very young children. Consider using black yarn or appliquéing small black circles of felt as alternatives.

As a filler, we recommend a combination of Poly-Fil® polyester fiber fill and weighted filler beads. This light/heavy combination is a great blend that keeps the bunnies squeezably soft but also gives them enough stability to sit quietly and wait for their owners to pick them up.

Our bunnies finish at approximately 12” high when sitting, which is how they prefer to spend the day.

Sewing Tools You Need

Fabric and Other Supplies

NOTE: Supplies shown below are for ONE Bunny, however, you know bunnies… they prefer to have lots of friends. Any accessories; such as aprons, neck ribbons, bow ties, ruffled collars, etc. are your choice and would be in addition to the list below.

  • yard of 58/60” wide Cuddle fleece or similar; we originally used Cuddle Solid in Teal; Cuddle Premier J’Adore Paris in Sand, and Luxe Cuddle Fawn in Cappuccino all from Shannon Fabrics
  • yard of 44”+ wide quilting weight cotton in a coordinating petite print; we originally used three fabrics from Robert Kaufman: Flower Toss in Aloe from the Naptime collection by Diane Zimmerman (Teal Bunny – Lolly), Flowers in Buff from the Terrarium collection by Elizabeth Hartman (Paris Bunny-Flora), Gerbera Toss in Garden from the Cozy Cotton Flannel collection (Luxe Bunny-Chester)
  • yard of 20”+ wide lightweight fusible interfacing; we used Pellon Shape Flex
  • ONE 12 oz bag of polyester fiber filler; we used Poly-Fil® 100% Premium Polyester FiberFill
  • TWO cups of weighted stuffing material; we used Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets
  • Sport weight yarn for the nose; we suggest a blush pink
  • Chunky weight yarn for the tail in a neutral color to coordinate with your fleece; we used ivory
  • Pom Pom Maker to yield an approximate 2½” pom (optional; you could make your own poms or purchase a ready-made pom); we used a Large Clover Pom Pom Maker
  • TWO ½” black 4-hole buttons
  • All purpose thread to match fleece and cotton
  • See-through ruler
  • Fabric pen or pencil
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pressing cloth
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Straight pins
  • Yarn needle

Getting Started and Pattern Download

  1. Download Pattern: and print out our NINE pattern sheets that make up the required TWELVE pattern parts. These NINE sheets have been bundled into ONE PDF to make the download easier.
  2. You will assemble these TWELVE parts into the FOUR finished pattern pieces as shown below: Bunny Front, Bunny Back, Bunny Foot, and Bunny Ear.
    IMPORTANT: Each page within the PDF is ONE 8½” x 11″ sheet. You must print the PDF file at 100%. DO NOT SCALE to fit the page. Print the pages horizontally (landscape). There is a guide rule on each page so you can confirm your final printout is to scale.
  3. Cut out each pattern piece along the solid line.
  4. Butt together and tape (do not overlap) each set of pieces to create the four full patterns as shown below.
  5. Fold the Cuddle in half (wrong sides together). Place the completed Bunny Front, Bunny Back, and Bunny Ear patterns on the folded Cuddle. Check the direction of the nap. The Back and Front pieces should have the nap running top to bottom, while the Ear should have the nap running toward the tip of the ear. Pin in place and cut out the pieces (two Fronts, two Backs, and two Ears).

  6. Leave the paper pattern in place for the Bunny Front and Bunny Back. You’ll use it for marking purposes within the construction process.
  7. Fold the cotton in half (wrong sides together). Place the completed Bunny Ear and Bunny Foot patterns on the folded cotton. Pin in place and cut out the pieces (two Ears and two Feet).
  8. From the lightweight interfacing, use the pattern pieces to cut TWO ears and TWO feet.

At Your Sewing Machine & Ironing Board

Fusing ears and feet

  1. Find the cotton ears and matching interfacing. Place the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric. All edges should be flush.
  2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse in place.
  3. Find the cotton feet and matching interfacing. Place the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric. All edges should be flush. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse in place. Set the feet aside.

Create the ears

  1. Find the Cuddle ears and the fused cotton ear linings. Place the Cuddle and cotton right sides together. Pin along both sides and around the tip. Leave the base of the ear open.
  2. Using a ½” seam allowance, stitch along both sides and around the tip.
  3. Trim back the seam allowance to ¼” along both sides. Trim it back to ⅛” at the tip of the ear.
  4. Turn right side out through the open base of the ear. Use a long, blunt tool to smooth out the curves. A knitting needle, chopstick or point turner works well for this.
  5. Lightly press from the cotton side. Remember, Cuddle does not like the heat of an iron. For extra protection, even when pressing from the cotton side, you can use a pressing cloth.
  6. Using the fold line marking from the pattern, fold the base of each ear. Note that the fold is not exactly in half; it’s important to use the pattern guide line to get the proper curve to the ear.

Create the Bunny body

  1. Find the Bunny Front pieces, which should still have the paper pattern attached.
  2. Use a pin to mark the point of the dart, and snip into the pattern at the interior lines of the dart.
  3. Snip into the pattern at the markings for the ear placement.
  4. Remove the paper pattern from the body pieces. Separate the two pieces.
  5. Fold the darts, using the marking pin and snips to get the proper stitching line.
  6. Stitch from the edge toward the point of the dart on both pieces.
  7. Cut through the fold toward the tip of the dart and open the seam. This flattens the dart and reduces bulk.
  8. Place the Bunny Front pieces right sides together and pin along the center front seam only.
  9. Sew with a ½” seam allowance, pivoting at the neck. When the seam is complete, clip into the corner of the neck.
  10. Repeat the steps for the Bunny Back, using the same techniques for the darts and the center seam. The only difference is that you will leave a 3”- 4” opening in the center back seam.
  11. Turn the Bunny Front and Bunny Back right side out and finger press the seam allowances.

Add the ears and stitch front to back

  1. Find the sewn Bunny Front and place it right side up on your work surface. Remember, the Bunny Front is the one with the complete seam (ie. no opening in the center of the seam).
  2. Align the ears to the marked clips on the Bunny Front.
  3. Remember, the ear fold is slightly off center. The shorter side of the fold goes against the right side of the fabric, with the ear placed between the snips and the opening of the ear facing down. Pin in place. You could also machine baste in place for added security.
  4. Match the Bunny Back to the Bunny Front, sandwiching the ears between the layers. Pin the pieces together from the bottom of the leg, up and around the paw, over head, down and around the second paw, and ending at the bottom of the opposite leg. Pin across the bottom of the legs, taking care to align the center seams of both layers. Both feet are open across their base. Don’t be afraid to use plenty of pins to keep the Cuddle secure.
  5. Using a ½” seam, stitch front to back, pivoting at each corner. Clip the corners and trim back seam allowances at the curves.

Insert the feet

  1. Find the cotton Bunny Feet, which should have their interfacing fused in place.
  2. Around the open bottom of both of the foot openings, clip into the raw edge of the fabric every ½”, taking care to keep the depth of the clips within the ½” seam allowance.
  3. Fold the interfaced foot in half in one direction and then in half in the opposite direction, creasing lightly each time to mark the center point of each side of the foot. It’s a little like the four points of a clock face: 12:00, 3:00, 6:00, and 9:00.
  4. Match two of the center creases on the foot insert to the seams of the open base of the foot. Pin at these center points first and then fill in around the entire foot insert. The clips in the open base allow you to ease the fabric around the foot insert as you pin it in place.
  5. Using a ½” seam, stitch around the foot insert. In the photo below, you can see how the clips in the Cuddle spread to allow for the proper seating.
  6. Repeat for the second foot.
  7. Remove all the pins, trim the foot seams to approximately ¼”, and turn the Bunny right side out.
    NOTE: This is similar to how you set any flat circle into a tube. It’s just a very small circle (really an oval) with the base of the foot being the tube. Check out our full tutorial for more information: Learn How to Insert a Flat Circle Into a Tube.

Stuffing the Bunny

  1. Our Bunnies are stuffed with a combination of Poly-Fil polyester fiber fill and Poly Pellets weighted bead stuffing. This gives them a nice weight so they sit easily but are still huggable soft.
  2. Start with the feet. First place an approximate baseball-sized handful of the polyester fiber filling into the foot, compacting it to fluff out the seams. You are inserting through the opening in the center back seam.
  3. Add ¼ cup of weighted stuffing beads. Place a second handful of the fiber fill over the beads to keep them in place. Repeat for the second foot, adding fiber to each foot until both are firmly stuffed.
  4. Next, stuff the paws in the same manner, using about two tablespoons of weighted beads in each paw. Continue adding fiber fill until the paws are nicely filled out but not too firm.
  5. The head is stuffed after the paws, using only the polyester fiber fill. Stuff firmly, shaping and filling the nose and keeping the seams smooth. Continue stuffing the shoulders and arms, keeping the upper arms just lightly filled so they are flexible.
  6. Finally, fill the Bunny’s bottom. Start again with a large handful of fiber, working it into the legs and the bottom. Add one cup of weighted beads.
  7. Add additional fiber filler, which works to hold the beads at the bottom of the bunny. Keep adding fiber until the bottom of the bunny is firmly stuffed and smooth. The entire Bunny should take about 12 ounces of the polyester fiber fill.
  8. When the bunny is stuffed, hand sew the opening closed using a ladder stitch (also known as a slip stitch). Keep your stitches very small to insure no stuffing pokes out.

Completing the Bunny’s face

  1. Find the two black buttons. Hand stitch these button eyes in place, working from one side of the face toward the other side of the face, i.e. from one button through the Bunny’s head to the opposite button. Refer to the original pattern for best eye placement.
  2. Pull up on the thread slightly as you stitch to help shape the face. Work back and forth several times and then hand knot the thread under one of the eyes. Insert the needle through the back of the Bunny’s head, pull and clip the thread ends; they’ll recede back into the inside of the Bunny’s head.
  3. Thread a yarn needle with a single or doubled strand of the thin pink yarn (which you use will depend on the thickness of your yarn). Hand stitch, using long looped stitches, to form and fill in the shape of the Bunny’s nose. Refer to the original pattern for best nose placement.
  4. The Bunny’s tail is a yarn pom pom. We used a Clover Pom Pom Maker to form our approximate 2½” – 3” pom from a chunky acrylic yarn. You could, of course, make your own pom by hand or use a pre-made pom. If using this same type of yarn, bear in mind that it tends to be very “springy,” which can make it more of a challenge to tie when you pull it off the pom maker. We used a length of embroidery floss to securely tie the center of our poms.
  5. With the Bunny seated, position the pom at the base of the Bunny’s bottom and use the yarn needle to thread the pom’s tie ends through the bunny, taking a couple ½” stitches. Tie tightly and trim the ends, hiding them within the pom itself.

Contributors

Project Design: Alicia Thommas
Sample Creation and Instructional Outline: Michele Mishler

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Jane Corteville
Jane Corteville
24 days ago

Has anyone made any clothes for the bunny such as hats shorts or vests? I don’t think I am clever enough to make my own pattern. Thanks.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
23 days ago

Hello Jane – we don’t have any such patterns, but you might try searching online for doll clothes – they would be somewhat similar.

Tina Scott
Tina Scott
1 month ago

Do you have a stuffed lion pattern

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Tina Scott

No, I’m sorry – no lions.

Heidi
Heidi
2 months ago

Hello! I’m currently making this plush for a class project and will be using fleece fabric- would this perhaps make it harder to sew/make?? I don’t know if it’s a fusable fleece fabric or not- but I really like the fabric and I’m hoping it won’t cause problems when sewing (this is also my first time ever making a plush so this is very exciting! And your pattern was perfect ☺️)

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
2 months ago
Reply to  Heidi

Hello Heidi – Our bunnies are designed for fleece — but not fusible fleece. The only fusible ssbstrate listed in the supplies is for the lightweight interfacing (we recommend non-woven Shape Flex). So a good quality fleece will be fine as you main fabric. As listed in the supplies above, we used standard fleece as well as a “luxury plush” — which is just a fancy way of saying fleece with a deeper more “luxurious” nap. The accents for the ears and paws are standard cotton.

Haley
Haley
3 months ago

Hello!
Would I be able to use this pattern with cotton fabric instead of plush? I’m still a beginner so not sure if the materials impact the way everything lays out in the end

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
3 months ago
Reply to  Haley

Hi Haley — fabric certainly does make a difference in the project. We haven’t make a test bunny ourselves from cotton, so I can’t give you a 100% guarantee, but it should work. You might want to consider adding a layer of lightweight, woven fusible to the pieces — like a Pellon ShapeFlex — in order to give them more body, make them easier to work with and better at resisting wrinkles. You will also likely need additional stuffing to fill out the final shape. If you give it a go, please come back and let us know how your… Read more »

Nick
Nick
3 months ago

I’m hand sewing one of these outta dyed suede pigskin and dyed lizard skin. I’m using the pig for the body and lizard for the ear inside and feet bottoms. I’m very excited as this will be a gift for my fiancée’s birthday.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Wow – hand sewing it! I’m so impressed. Such patience and detail – your fiancée is going to love it! If you follow us on social media, we’d love to see a finished pic of the bunny.

Nick
Nick
3 months ago
Reply to  Liz Johnson

Of course I will! I have been running into unique issues with what I’m attempting. I attempted to make a Pom Pom out of leather lace and it was a horrible mistake. But I believe I can repurpose the lace strips for the nose and possibly glue some of them as eye lashes.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Sounds like you are creating a very special bunny!

Laurel
Laurel
5 days ago
Reply to  Liz Johnson

Do either of 9ou have any suggestions or tips for going the hand-sewn route instead of using a machine?

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
5 days ago
Reply to  Laurel

Hi Laurel – We didn’t hear back from Nick on the finished bunny. We don’t have any direct experience trying to create this project with hand sewing. The project was definitely designed to be made with a machine. Not saying it couldn’t be done, but it would require very tiny, tight, straight stitching.

Donna
Donna
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Please be sure to post a photo I was thinking about the same thing but not hand sewing it lol Easter is around the corner I have a bunch of Minky I am going to sew up and take order for them.

Alyssa
Alyssa
4 months ago

Hello! Thank you for this pattern! I would like to make this for my daughter using her newborn clothes but I don’t have a sewing machine. I know it would be a lot of work but would try to make this manually by hand hopefully it works.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
4 months ago
Reply to  Alyssa

Good luck – that is a rather tall order. Keep your stitching super tiny.

Abigail
Abigail
6 months ago

I also wanted to spread some gratitude! My bestfriend is a bunny breeder and we took my sons onesies and made her a Christmas present since she’s so far away now she’s got the boys close!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
6 months ago
Reply to  Abigail

OMG, Abigail – what a lovely idea. Thank you for sharing!

Ana Zepeda
Ana Zepeda
1 year ago

Hi!!! thanks for this pattern, I love it!!
My dad passed away last year, and I took one of his old shirts and turned it into a bunny! So, in a way, I can still hug him from time to time!!!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Ana Zepeda

Hi Ana – what a beautiful idea! I love it so much!!

Charlie
Charlie
8 months ago
Reply to  Ana Zepeda

I’m here to do the same with my mum and dads clothes! The passed away when I was 19/20 and im just getting to this project now at 35.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
8 months ago
Reply to  Charlie

Such a great memory project!

Ans Straatman
Ans Straatman
1 year ago

I made the bunny and I love it. I like to share a picture of it…. can I do that?

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Ans Straatman

Hi Ans – we’d love to see a pic. It’s not an option right here in the comments, but if you follow us on social media (check out quick links to all our social channels in the upper right black bar on any page), post a few pictures and tag us so we can all be inspired!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago

Hi Shelby – Take another look at those particular steps and the accompanying photos. You do cut the “notch” but also “Use a pin to mark the point of the dart, and snip into the pattern at the interior lines of the dart.” Those little snips are what help you align your fold. Yes, you fold right sides together from the pin point and aligning the two little snips as your base. Starting in line with those little snips, “stitch from the edge toward the point of the dart on both pieces.Cut through the fold toward the tip of the… Read more »

Terrie
Terrie
1 year ago

Thank you very much for this pattern. I am looking forward to making a few bunnies! I may have missed it, but can you tell me how to make the various sizes of the bunny? Do we enlarge the printed copy?

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Terrie

You’re welcome, Terrie. We only designed our pattern and made our samples in one size and so cannot guarantee sizing alterations. Some folks have commented that they adjusted the pattern slightly smaller with success, but we haven’t tried it ourselves. We haven’t heard of any instances of folks trying to make it larger. With any alternations, the main thing to keep in mind it to make sure all the pieces are changed at the same percentage. This includes your seam allowance! Whatever it is on the enlarged or reduced pattern needs to be measured and used as the new seam… Read more »

Kristin Calhoun
Kristin Calhoun
1 year ago

I made this today and my son is overjoyed with the results. Thank you for such a thorough and excellent pattern and tutorial!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago

Hi Kristin – this is the kind of comment we just love to hear. Thank you so much for sharing your success. We hope you’ll be back soon for another project 🙂

Rosie Anderson
Rosie Anderson
1 year ago

I made 4 bunnies for my brother’s family after his passing. it was the easiest pattern to follow…. 8 more to go. I do want to make a bear do you have a pattern for a teddy bear?

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Rosie Anderson

Hi Rosie – we are thrilled to hear about your project success. We don’t have a teddy bear pattern as those are likely to be the easiest to find from other sources. You can browse all our “toy” projects in our Babies + Kids category: https://sew4home.com/category/babies-kids/toys/

Melissa
Melissa
1 year ago

Hi! I work at a quilt shop and would like to make this bunny from our flannel and chenille. How do you feel about a sign with your information and possibly print out patterns for customers?

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Melissa

Hi Melissa – we are happy to have you display a bunny with a sign that identifies it as made from a S4H pattern. 🙂 However, printing patterns/instructions for your customers goes against our copyright.You can direct your customers to the site where they can get it themselves for free – this preserves the integrity of our designs and the traffic to our site. Below is a shortened link to this project, which is sometimes easier for display purposes. You can read more about our copyright and usage by clicking on the ABOUT tab above. Thanks!!
https://bit.ly/S4HStuffedBunnyTrio

Alexia
Alexia
1 year ago

Hey I finished my bunny about a week or so ago. I love it and love this pattern, it’s so simple. I’ve been wondering if it’s possible to sell these rabbits? I’ve not seen anything saying I can but I’d just like to know anyway.
Thanks 🙂

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Alexia

Hi Alexia – First, thank you from us and independent designers everywhere for asking first! You can read our full copyright statement in the About section of our web site: https://sew4home.com/about-us/#usage But I’ve copied the main part below that most likely relates to what you are hoping to do. “Manufacturing of products made from our original designs for mass production or commercial use is strictly prohibited. Exceptions may be made for handmade production in small quantities by at-home businesses. You can make small quantities (10 items or fewer per year) for sale if you make the items yourself. They cannot… Read more »

Alexia
Alexia
1 year ago
Reply to  Liz Johnson

Okay that clears it, thanks a lot! I must’ve missed the copyright part before I commented so I’m sorry about that 😂. Thanks for your response though ❤️

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Alexia

You’re welcome. Have fun with our bevy o’ bunnies.

Dara
Dara
1 year ago

I finished my bunny today, and it was a terrific experience! The instructions were excellent. I can’t believe this pattern was free! Thank you!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Dara

Thanks, Dara! These little bunnies are SO popular. If you follow us on social media, we’d love to have you post a pic or two so we can all be inspired.

Lynda Schrader
Lynda Schrader
1 year ago

Found the bunny pattern on Pinterest. Just what I’m looking for. Wondering if a PDF of the instructions is available. It would be so much easier if I didn’t have to wade through all the ads to get to the content.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Lynda Schrader

Hi Lynda – This is a super popular bunny!! We have a PDF options for all our articles. Look or the vertical SHARE bar that runs along the left edge of any article. You’ll see the red PDF button to click at the top. On some smaller devices, it may run horizontally across the top. You can change the size of both the photos and copy to determine the number of pages. Here’s a full tutorial that details all the options:
https://sew4home.com/how-use-sew4home-pdfs-articles-patterns/

Lisa McClaflin
Lisa McClaflin
1 year ago

This pattern was too cute not to do! This was my first time sewing a stuffed toy, but my daughter loves it! I did kinda did a miss match patchwork bunny! Thank you!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa McClaflin

Hi Lisa! Great news – and you are so welcome. If you follow us on any of our social media channels we’d love to have you post a pic or two so we can all be inspired.

Renee
Renee
2 years ago

Is there a video for this?

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Renee

Hi Renee – No, we don’t do full length video tutorials, but we do provide lots of detailed steps and photos. You can do it 🙂

Samantha
Samantha
2 years ago

I just made several of these, but instead of fancy fleece, I bought some fluffy bath towels and used them for the fabric. I also made several sizes (full size and smaller so far, next I’m going to try larger!) I also made each bunny a Terry cloth carrot with the kids’ names embroidered on them. I’m pretty novice at sewing, I got my first sewing machine last year and this is the first real pattern I’ve used. It was sew easy and they came out super cute, can’t wait to see the kids’reactions!! And so excited to try new… Read more »

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Samantha

Hi Samantha – Wow! You’ve been busy. We were thrilled to hear that ours was the first “real pattern” you’d tried and you had such great success. All your bunnies can be pals!!

Kari
Kari
2 years ago

This is adorable! I can’t wait to make one for my niece!

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Kari

Thanks, Kari — This is a super popular project – I know you’re niece is going to love it!

carol
carol
2 years ago

If i wanted dangling legs how would i do it from this pattern or can i ??

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  carol

Hi carol – This design doesn’t really lend itself to dangling legs. It would require adjusting several elements in the pattern pieces. We do have another bunny project with dangling legs you could take a look at: https://sew4home.com/funny-bunny-sweet-soft-stuffable/

Brie
Brie
2 years ago

Out of curiosity, if I wanted to make them smaller. Could I shrink the pattern to say, 75% at printing? It should keep everything in ratio, shouldn’t it ? These are so darn cute. I’m very excited to make them for Easter.

Liz Johnson
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Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Brie

Hi Brie – In theory, yes, this should work. Because all the cuts for this project are made with pattern pieces, it makes it a little more straight forward. Many of our projects contain both straight cuts as well as pattern pieces and that can be more complex as folks try to do the fraction-math to size squares, strips, and/or rectangles up and down. Because we haven’t tried it ourselves, we can’t guarantee the outcome. My concern for this project would be that reducing some of the pieces might make them rather small and hard to work with. Our seam… Read more »

Last edited 2 years ago by Liz Johnson
Amanda
Amanda
1 year ago
Reply to  Brie

I know this is a year old but I reduced the pattern by 50% to make a 6 inch bunny and had the seam allowance at 1/4. Worked wonderfully, you just need to hand sew the foot pads because they are SO small lol. I’d imagine even at 75% they would be pretty darn small. Otherwise, went great!

Jean Scott
Jean Scott
2 years ago

I’m thinking of using a beige linen for a baby gift bunny. It would not be played with, just on a shelf. Thoughts??

Liz Johnson
Admin
Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Jean Scott

Hi Jean – I’m a little concerned at how much thinner a linen will be over the fleece. But, as you say, if it’s only meant as a decoration, it may be fine. You might need a bit more stuffing. Or, knowing how linen does love to shift and wrinkle, you might consider back the linen with a thin fusible fleece.

Lisa Severns
Lisa Severns
2 years ago

A friend is requesting bunnies made from a chenille bedspread. This is the cutest bunny, and I’m hoping chenille will work. Your thoughts?

Liz Johnson
Admin
Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Lisa Severns

It should work if the chenille is a more petite pattern. If it is a larger motif, you could run into issues with the raised part of the design getting oddly cut where it hits the seams. You might also need to do a bit more seam allowance grading to keep bulk of the chenille out of the seams. We did create another bunny who is a combo of chenille and cotton. You can find him here: https://sew4home.com/funny-bunny-sweet-soft-stuffable/
He’s an good example of a “more petite pattern” of chenille.

Lisa Severns
Lisa Severns
2 years ago
Reply to  Liz Johnson

Thank you! I’ll check it out.

Liz Johnson
Admin
Liz Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  Lisa Severns

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