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Introducing Honey Bunny! Made from super-soft Moda Snuggles, these sweet little bunnies can also be made from Prairie Cloth, Linen or Wool felt. Based on a pattern I made over ten years ago, the original bunny is quite worn now, though still much loved. So if you have an hour or two to spare, let's hop to it!
1. Prepare the pieces
Trace pattern pieces onto the smooth side of iron on interfacing, you'll need to trace pattern pieces 3, 4 & 5 twice. Mark dots as on pattern.
Then flip interfacing over and trace pattern piece 1, 3, 4 & 5 onto the rough side of the interfacing, tracing pieces 3, 4 & 5 twice.
2. Joining the body sections
Sew body sections (piece 1) together as marked on pattern, beginning at the nose. Snip curves, taking care not to snip through seam.
Pinch the bottom of each ear together and tack. Pin ear to body section (piece 1) matching dots. Make sure the fold of ear is to the back of head (as shown in picture). Baste. Repeat for remaining ear and body section.
Pin gusset (piece 2) to body right side together and matching dots, taking care to move the ears away from this seam, so they don't get caught up in the seam. Sew leaving 0.5 cm seam allowance,
Clip curves, making sure not to snip through seams. and turn right side out. Using the end of a pencil, push the filling right to the tips of arms and legs. Slipstitch to close the opening.
6. Making the cottontail
Cut out the bunny's tail (piece 6) from white wool felt or similar soft white material. Using strong sewing thread sew right the way round the circle 5mm (1/4") from the edge. Gently pull the thread to make a "yo-yo" (see photo). Tie ends of thread securely.
Pad yo-yo lightly with toy filling.
From the tip of the nose, push the needle through the bunny to where the second eye is to be sewn. Once the second eye is sewn secure the thread by making a couple of close together "locking" stitches.
10. Your Bunny is nearly complete!
Place bunny inside dress and sew front and back together at shoulders. Make a small tuck in the front of the neckline to fit to bunny
We'd love to see the bunnies you make from this pattern, please share your photos on Honeybee Cloths flickr group or on Twitter @honeybeecloths.
Happy sewing x
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