Hey 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:
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.
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- 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.
Open up the front and add a face. I like to play around with this, so here are the faces I did.
Fold the ears like this and pin to the front piece.
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.
Pinch the feet, matching the two leg seams to each other. Pin and stitch.
Turn right side out through the hole in the center back seam.
Stitch the hole in the back seam closed using a blind stitch.
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