Sew a Scrappy Bunny Stuffy with this plushie pattern
Hey y’all – Easter is this weekend! This post showing how to sew a scrappy bunny is an update from the original post published in 2014. I’ve addeda video tutorial to this. And if you, like me, forgot about Easter baskets while we’re all sheltering at home, hopefully this is helpful for you to sew a bunny stuffy out of scraps you already have at home. There’s also another style of bunny plushie you can find in this tutorial, if you want an additional option. As always, to get the pattern you’ll need to visit my free pattern gallery for newsletter subscribers – directions for that are further down in this post.
When my boys were littler, I usually made some kind of DIY rabbit to include in their Easter baskets amongst the chocolate ones, and these cute t-shirt bunnies were the ones they got in 2014. 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.
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To make your own bunny stuffy, you’ll need these materials:
- T-shirt scraps. Or really any scraps – this bunny doesn’t have to be made of stretch knit
- Polyester fiberfill or other stuffing (affiliate link)
- Embellishments for face – felt, buttons, embroidery thread
- The pattern, see details below.
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To sew the bunny, watch the video below or on YouTube here. Or scroll past the video for written instructions.
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.