Bunch O’ Bunnies by Designer Audrey Pettit
Therm O Web Heat n’ Bond® Lite Iron-On Adhesive
Blend Fabrics: Shell Rummel Collection and Mariposa Collection
Felt, Buttons, Polyfill Fiber: Sewing Supply
Hoppy Bunny PDF File Pattern
These adorable bunnies will add a festive touch to your home decor this spring, and are super easy to put together thanks to the help of Therm O Web’s fabulous iron-on adhesive. I used a variety of fun fabric patterns from both the Shell Rummel and Mariposa collections by Blend Fabrics for my rabbit friends and was inspired by this adorable tutorial I found online. I really love the mixture of patterns and colors here. I think I’ll keep this set for myself, and craft up a few more for gifts and friends.
To get started, download and print the bunny pattern.
(For a PDF version of the pattern, click here)
Fold fabric together, wrong sides facing. Pin the bunny pattern to the fabric and cut out.
Cut pieces of felt that are large enough for both the ears and face pattern pieces. Cut pieces of Heat n’ Bond® Lite Iron On Adhesive that are just slightly smaller than the felt pieces.
Following the directions on the packaging, place the bumpy side of the Iron On Adhesive against the felt fabric and iron on. Cut face and ear parts from the felt.
Remove the paper liner, place felt pieces and iron on to adhere.
Machine stitch around the applique pieces, then using black floss, stitch on button eyes. Use an outline stitch for the triangle nose and mouth, then fill in the inside of the triangle using a satin stitch.
Pin rabbit pieces together, right sides facing. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch around the body, leaving a small opening at the bottom for turning.
Turn rabbits right side out. Fill bodies with Polyfill fiber and whip stitch the remaining opening closed.
For the tails, tear strips of fabric that are approximately 1″ wide. Wrap strip around three fingers to form a loop.
Find the center point of the loop, and make small snips in either side towards the center. Be sure to not snip all the way through. Tie a small piece of cord tightly around the snips, then cut through each end loop. Fluff and hand stitch tails in place.
Rip additional strips of fabric and tie into bows around the neck.