Friday, April 6, 2012

Twitterpated Bunny

This is a cute project to make this Easter Weekend!
I used the Twitterpated fabric from the Occasions Mini Catalogue and a natural cotton for the face. All the pieces for the head are cut using Stampin' Up! dies and the Big Shot.
If you use it for a baby shower don't use brads for the eyes and nose. Just sew some embroidery instead. And, make sure to tie a knot in the ribbon around the neck before making the bow.

Cut the larger of two scallop circles on the Scallop Circles #2 die from natural cotton fabric.
Fold it in quarters and mark the centre with a pin.
With the fabric folded in half, sew a curve from the centre to the edge between the third scallop from the fold.
Back-stitch at both ends to secure the stitching.
Use pinking shears to trim close to the stitching. If you don't have pinking shears, cut small "v's" in the trimmed seam allowance.

Cut the smallest oval on the Ovals die from thick card board. I save packaging to use for this.
Layer the green striped fabric and the pink print fabric with right sides together and trace the cardboard oval on the fabric twice.
I used a disappearing ink pen, but a pencil will work.
Pin through both layers and cut off 1/8 in. of the bottom of the oval.
Sew around the shapes, back-stitching at the beginning and end.
Trim close to the stitching with pinking shears.
Turn the ears right side out and press.
I thread a needle with doubled thread for strength and take a small stitch next to the stitching. Then, pierce the top layer of fabric and bring the needle out the opening.
Pull the thread, turning the shape. Snip the thread close to the fabric
Make a tuck across the bottom of both ears and secure with a pin.

Cut the second largest circle on the Circles die #2 from the green striped fabric.
Fold it in half and mark both edges with pins.
Pin the ears to the top of the circle, 1/4 in. from both sides of the pin, with the green striped fabric together.
With right side together, pin the circles together, matching the face seam to the bottom of the green striped fabric circle.
Sew around the circles, back-stitching at the beginning and end.
Trim with pinking shears and turn right side out.

Fold the face in half along the seam and insert a pin through both layers for eye placement. Secure blue brads.
Secure a pink brad at the top of the face seam for the nose.

Cut an 8 in. circle of the floral print fabric.
Fold over 1/4 in. and sew with running stitches around the edge. I used doubled thread for strength and secured the beginning with a few small stitches sewn over each other.
Pull up firmly on the thread and stuff the ball.
Secure the folds with stitches before cutting the thread. It helps to squeeze the ball and release the tension.
Trim the neck and sew the head to body opening.
Cut a strip of striped fabric 1-1/2 in. X 7 in.
Fold in half lengthwise and sew a 1/4 in. seam.
Turn the tube and tie a knot in the middle.
Sew the tops of the arms to the neck on both sides.
Tie ribbon around the neck to hide the stitches.

Natural cotton fabric
Twitterpated fabric 125412
Big Shot 113439
Ovals die 114525
Circles die 114526
Scallop Circles die 113469
Subtles brads 119745

1 comment:

Unknown said...

What a stinkin' cute bunny!!! Thank you so much for the picture tutorial!!

I will be featuring this bunny on My Crafty Picks #60 with a link back to your blog on 4-8-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Have a blessed Easter
Tiffany Bauer