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Learn how to make a felt bunny with felt scraps and thread! So cute!
Why is it that the simplest of projects tend to make little kids the happiest? As I pulled out my felt stash to make this craft, my daughter bee-lined it over to my side and immediately began assembling the bits of felt to make play scenes. I had hardly finished making my bunny before he was whisked away on an adventure. I think she likes him.
Honestly, you don’t have to be an excellent seamstress to attempt this project. And you can make several bunnies for less than $1.00. For free, if you happen to have the supplies on hand. I recommend buying a more pliable felt rather than a stiff version, though it’s really up to your personal preference. I was going to stuff my bunny with a bit of stuffing, but ended up bypassing that step. Again, personal preference.
Oh, and the best part? You can stitch a tiny pocket on the back of the bunny to make him into a tooth fairy bunny. How cute would that be?!
Okay, on to the tutorial!
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How to Make a Felt Bunny
You will need:
One piece of felt (You can purchase a wide array of felt here—love the rainbow options!)
Embroidery thread in pink and dark grey
Cotton or polyester stuffing (optional)
First, cut a shape like the one pictured below. (I got a little ahead of myself and stitched the face before taking a picture of the shape, but you get the idea.) You don’t have to be perfect with your cutting. My bunny measured about 2 inches when it was completed. You can make yours smaller or larger.
I recommend folding the felt in half so the bottom of the bunny is at the fold and then cutting the shape out. When you unfold the felt, you’ll see something like this:
Using one strand of dark grey embroidery floss, back stitch the eyes and mouth. Weave the ends into the back of the felt, tie a knot, and snip the thread after each facial feature. This is especially important if you are using white felt since you will see the line connecting the two eyes together through the felt.
Use two strands of pink embroidery floss to stitch a tiny nose. So cute! You can also dip a Q-tip into powdered blush and tap it onto the bunny’s cheeks. I usually do this and forgot. It adds a sweet touch.
If you’d like to make a tooth fairy pillow, cut out a small square of felt and stitch it to the back of the bunny at this point. You can use the same back stitch you’ve been using so far—just stitch the bottom and two sides.
Fold the bunny in half. At this point, you can add a tiny bit of cotton stuffing and stitch around it. (For felt projects, I find it easier to do it that way instead of stitching and then pushing the stuffing in.)
Stitch around the edges of the bunny using two strands of pink or white embroidery thread.
We decided that bunny needed some blankets to stay warm.
You can make a bunny or a whole family of bunnies using this simple tutorial. We’ve had fun using this little bunny for pretend play, and he looks adorable peeking out of the Easter basket.
Hope you have an amazing day!