Follow me down the rabbit hole and we’ll make handmade bunnies for your Easter home! Designed by six creatively skilled bloggers, we’ll bounce from project to project sewing lovely little furballs you can use from year to year. You’ll find bunnies for every room and lots of ideas for hostess gifts if the buffet will be somewhere else this year. Hop to it and let’s sew!
Spring Bunnies Kitchen Towels
Let’s start our handmade bunnies with sweet cottontails hopping through your kitchen! Elizabeth, guest blogger on the Lolly Jane blog began this quick project with two purchased kitchen towels. Using fusible applique, she added a bunny to each one to brighten her cooking space. Elizabeth’s tutorial includes instructions for assembling your bunny embellishments and suggestions for a finishing stitch on your sewing machine. Think about adding bunnies to the corners of a purchased tablecloth and napkins or table runner, too. And, if you’re spending Easter at the home of a friend or family member, bunny adorned towels would be a wonderful hostess gift! Click here for the Spring Bunnies Kitchen Towel tutorial.
Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad
Hopping over to the So Sew Easy blog, our next handmade bunnies are ready to take the heat! Guest blogger, Amy, offers directions for “made from scratch” pot holders stitched from quilting cotton decorated with bunny silhouettes. These sweet little hares are peeking out from a grassy border created by using Amy’s easy to follow steps. She wisely sandwiches the bunny layer with InsulBrite for heat protection and offers tips for creating great corners. If you’d like, add a loop of purchased bias tape at the corner to make the pot holder easy to hang on the wall. Click here for the Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad tutorial.
Beautiful handmade bunnies sewn on linen with a quilting cotton back and binding will look stunning on your Easter table! Designed by Melissa of the Polkadot Chair blog for Bernina’s We All Sew, they’re quick to stitch and fun to make. Melissa includes a bunny template for you to use and great instructions on outline stitching around their bodies. Her excellent tips on folding, marking, stitching and mitering the corners of the self-binding will put you at ease even if this technique is new. Follow Melissa down the cottontail trail and you’ll have another great hostess gift ready to go! Click here for the Bunny Napkin tutorial.
Soft Stuffed Bunny
Now that we’ve decked out the kitchen and dining room, it’s time to stitch handmade bunnies for the rest of your home. Amy of the Positively Splendid blog designed a scrap-happy Bunny Softie that you can sew in half an hour or less! Make them beautiful and elegant in velveteen, silk jacquard or matelassé as Amy did or use perky prints or soft Minky fabrics for your littles. Amy includes a wonderful, free PDF with instructions and pattern pieces along with great tips for clipping curves and stuffing your bunnies. Be sure to pull out plenty of scraps – the joy of stitching these sweeties will multiply quickly! Click here for the Soft Stuffed Bunny tutorial.
Bunny Snack Bag
Now we’ll take a short hop back to Bernina’s We All Sew blog for an adorable bunny snack bag! Designed by Minki Kim, these handmade bunnies are perfect for table decorations or party favors. Who wouldn’t love a cute, reversible bunny-eared bag filled with treats?! You’ll have fun personalizing the added name tag with colors and motifs. It’s perfect for machine embroidery! To add a little more support to your bag and bunny ears, consider a layer of lightweight batting in between the cotton layers. Click here for the Bunny Snack Bag tutorial.
Bunnies in Love Pillow
Wool felt hearts and bunnies warming strip-pieced pillow covers are just the right touch to finish our rabbit filled home. Bev of the Flamingo Toes blog used her Cricut Maker for the handmade bunnies and hearts, but includes a printable template to use without a Maker. You’ll need nine prints for your strips and 1/2 yard of a solid or print for the pillow back. Bev will lead you easily through creating these charming pillows and fashioning pom-poms for their darling tails. Look for a link in Bev’s post to a bunny dishtowel project, too! Click here for the Bunnies in Love Pillow tutorial.