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I am so excited to have Maleah, from Little Eme. She is truly talented and so creative! Check out her blog! Her little hats are the cutest, and trust me, if you think they look good in pictures, you should see them on those sweet little babies…. SO precious. Today she is sharing her tutorial and pattern to make this cute little bunny, which, by the way, is the first corduroy thing on my blog!!! Anyway, here you go, Maleah.
Hello readers of Corduroy Dreams!! My name is Maleah of Little Eme. Ha! I like that. Kinda like Anne of Green Gables. Ok, now that I’ve shown you what dork I am…<awkward pause>…moving on.
I’m super excited to be here with you today! I’m lucky enough to know Natalie in real life. Yep, I know you’re jealous. She’s a super cool girl that is just so much fun to hang out and play with. 🙂 I was excited when she announced her new venture into crafty blogging, but even more excited when she asked me to guest post!
I spend a lot of time sewing and crocheting and Little Eme is my little creative space that I share the things I make with anyone willing to look. 🙂 Little Eme Handmade is my little shop where I sell the things I make with anyone willing to buy. 😉
Today, I’m going to share my Li’l Miss Bunny Pattern and Tutorial with you! She’s a sweet and soft little softie for your little one. I’ve made her in “boy” colors too for my little monkey man. He loves him (and her, cause he has a boy/girl set. Good thing these aren’t real bunnies or I might have a multiplying problem on my hands. haha!)
Ok, are you guys ready?! Here we goooooo!!!!!
You will need:
The Lil’ Miss Bunny Pattern (Down load her here.)
2 complementary fabrics (I use corduroy and a light weight cotton.)
1 very small piece of scrap fabric suitable for a tail (I use fleece.)
sewing machine (You can hand sew her, but I use a machine.)
hand sewing needle
chop stick (or some other long thin object.)
embroidery floss in 2 colors ( I used navy for the eyes and pink for the nose.)
Now that her face is done, it’s time to work on her arms, legs and ears. Match together two two arm (or leg- they are interchangeable) pieces right sides together and sew with an 1/8″ seam allowance around the pieces leaving the flat end open.
Make sure and do both ears!
Now it’s time to figure out where you want to place your ears. Mess round with them until you are happy with the look. Here are a few options:
Once you have one arm in add the other. Yes, she’s going to be rather stuffed. As long as you keep pinning you won’t have anything to worry about when it comes time to sew her, I promise!!
Keep pinning around her body, again, like the ears, making sure that her arms stay clear of your soon to be seam.
Then squish in the edges like this:
Hand stitch it so that it becomes a little ball like this:
The back side.
The front side. See? Little cotton tail. 🙂
Now trim off the excess fabric from the back.
Once you have sewn up the whole gap, you will have the issue of tying the end off. I don’t like to have a string hanging down, so I take the end of the string out a leg or out the side body. That way you can hid the string. Just pull it a little farther out, so that when you cut it it will pull back inside the bunny’s leg, like this:
Snip off that string and you are done!! She’s ready to be loved and squeezed by your little one!