Free bunny pattern illustration

As this month sees the celebration of Easter (and finally some glimpses of Spring!), it seemed only right to take inspiration from Celina's Dust Bunny themed Pinterest board. It turned out that I didn't get much opportunity to muse over the board as no sooner had my children seen it they set their hearts on a bunny toy and began sketching out plans for me. 

Their drawings turned out to be the best kind of inspiration, so I set about trying to bring them to life. It took a couple of attempts, my first being so small that is was impossibly fiddly to sew! The final version is bigger but still has all the elements that my daughters wanted, like legs that allow it to sit down.

You'll find a link to the pattern pieces in this post plus a full tutorial for making the bunny. Instructions and pattern pieces for the clothes, which you may recognise as a mini Tip Top tunic and bloomers set will follow later this week in a post from Celina. There will also be more bunny related goodness from Linda of Happy Print Club tomorrow. 

Details of the smock dress my daughter is wearing can be found in this post.

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If you like the idea of making an Easter gift that isn't chocolate, or can think of any other excuse for sewing up this little bunny, here's what you'll need:

  • The Spring Bunny pattern pieces available on my blog here.
  • A small amount (a fat quarter) of light to mid weight woven fabric. I used calico, but left over prints, lightweight wool or short pile minky fabric could also look great.
  • Stuffing - I used polyester wadding
  • A small pom-pom 
  • Embroidery floss and/or fabric paint

If you have any difficulties with the pattern or instructions please let me know via the comments and I'll try and help. Also, I would love to see any bunnies made with this pattern so please share using  #pinandcreate.