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T-shirt Bunny Tutorial – With Free Pattern!

T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.comHey y’all – Easter is this weekend! I usually like to make some kind of bunny to include in my boys’ baskets, and this is what they’re getting this year (good thing they don’t read my blog) – these cute t-shirt bunnies! Today I’ll show you how to make your own with this free pattern and bunny tutorial.

When I upcycle t-shirts, I’m often left with carcasses that look like this:

T-shirt scraps - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Not enough fabric to make another t-shirt, but too much to throw away. So while trying to think of a way to make bunnies for this year, I was also trying to clear out some of these t-shirt scraps. And this is what I came up with.

To make your own, you’ll need:

  • T-shirt scraps. Or really any scraps – this bunny doesn’t have to be made of stretch knit
  • The pattern. This pattern is a newsletter subscriber exclusive. If you already subscribe to the weekly (not daily) newsletter, you got your pattern this morning – check your email. If you’re not a subscriber you can fix that by subscribing here. After subscribing, you’ll get a confirmation email. After you click the link in that email to confirm, you’ll get another email with links to all my free patterns.
  • Polyester fiberfill or other stuffing
  • Embellishments for face – felt, buttons, embroidery thread

To start, cut out your pieces according to the pattern. Next, place the two front pieces right sides together and the two back pieces right sides together. Sew down the center front and center back, leaving the center back open between the notches (black lines are where you should stitch).

Note: use 1/4″ (6mm) seams throughout.

Step 1 - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Open up the front and add a face. I like to play around with this, so here are the faces I did.

Bunny face options - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Fold the ears like this and pin to the front piece.

Step 3 - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Place the front and back pieces right sides together and sew around all the outside edges EXCEPT  at the bottom of each leg – leave the feet open.

Step 4 - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Pinch the feet, matching the two leg seams to each other. Pin and stitch.

Step 5- T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Turn right side out through the hole in the center back seam.

Step 6- T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Stuff.

Step 7 - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Stitch the hole in the back seam closed using a blind stitch.

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You’re done!

Must make for Easter - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

Cute Easter gift - T-shirt bunny tutorial with free pattern - http://mellysews.com

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Comments

  1. Kristie says

    These are so cute! I am putting them on my list of things to make for decor, as well as for the kids! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Sarah Helene says

    Looks so E-A-S-Y to sew a couple stuffed bunnies for gifts to kids . . . cute as can be! Inexpensive to sew with T-shirt cotton fabric & not too big, so kids can CUDDLE. I like the 4 different faces for variety. Sarah in Minneapolis

  3. Stephanie says

    Just added rice instead of fiber fill they look great! Thanks for sharing your cute pattern. Ps. I also used cotton velour…they are so sift and squishy.

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