Everybunny Duo Easter
Everybunny Duo Easter
Everybunny Duo Easter
Easter Craft Projects - Everybunny Duo
Copyright 2002 ©Cloth Dolls by Stitch 'N Stuff
Materials: 1/4 yard muslin or woven fabric; 2 - 12" white chenille stems; 4 to 5 ounces stuffing; Acrylic paints; Micro Pen; Embroidery thread;1 to 2 ounces of poly pellets; 2 - 1 1/2" white pom-poms; Blush for cheeks & ears;
Yardage given will make approximately 2 to 3 bunnies.
Note: Please read all instructions before beginning. 1/4" seam allowance is included in the pattern pieces.
- From muslin or woven fabric of your choice, cut 2 body pieces, 4 ears on the fold and 2 pellet bag pieces.
- Using a light brown Prismacolor pencil, transfer the face pattern and dotted stitching line to the RIGHT side of one body piece. Using a disappearing ink pen, transfer the dots to the WRONG side of one body piece. I have given you a solid stitching line to sew the point where the two bunnies meet and it might help to transfer that to the wrong side of your fabric to use for a guide. Also, if you wish, lightly transfer the wording to the front piece, although it looks better if it is done freehand.
- Sew the two body pieces with right sides together, starting at (A) and ending at (B), leaving an opening for turning as indicated on the pattern. Now sew from (C) to (D). Finger press the seams open.
- Match the seams on one side to make a mitered corner as in the diagram below. Repeat with the other side. Clip all curves and to the point between the two bunnies as indicated on the pattern. Turn right side out. Stitch between the bunnies on the dotted stitching line indicated on the pattern.
- Sew the two pellet pouch pieces together leaving an opening for turning as indicated on the pattern. You do not need to turn right side out. Using a funnel, pour enough poly-pellets in the pouch to loosely fill. You want some movement in the pellets so don't overfill. Sew the opening closed. Set aside.
- Stuff starting with the top of the head. When you have about ½ the stuffing done, slip the pellet pouch in the bottom of the bunnies and continue stuffing until firm. Sew the opening on the side of the bunnies closed using a ladder stitch.
- I used embroidery thread, paint and micron pen to decorate my bunnies, but you could also use any combination of paint, micron pens or Prismacolor pencils instead of embroidery if you wish. To embroider, use 2 strands of brown & the running stitch for the writing, 3 strands of green & stem stitch for the leaves and stem of the flower. Your choice of color & lazy daisy stitch for the flower. 1 strand of black and the outline stitch for the eyes and to outline the nose and mouth. Then 1 strand of black to satin stitch the center of the eye following the direction of the lines on the pattern. You don't need to completely fill in the eye. I personally think it looks better if the stitches are not packed too close together. When you are finished with the eyes, use 1 strand of white to add a french knot at about the 2 o½clock position for a highlight. Finally, use 2 strands of pink to satin stitch the nose and mouth following the direction of the lines on the pattern. Now use white acrylic paint to paint a circle on either side of the nose. When dry, make tiny dots with a micron pen for the whiskers. Apply blush to the cheeks.
- For the ears: Sew two ears together with right sides facing, leaving an opening as on the pattern. Clip curves and turn right sides out. Turn about ½½ of each end of a white chenille stem to form a loop so that the wire does not poke through the material. Insert the chenille stem into the opening of the ear. Holding the wire so that it is even on both sides of the ear, tie a loose knot in the center of the ear. Do not pull too tight-you want a loose knot. Repeat with other two ear pieces and chenille stem. Hand-sew one knot to each bunny½s head. Apply blush to the underside of each ear and shape the ears. You can twist the center ears together like in the picture if you wish.
- Sew a 1 ½½ white pom-pom to the center back of each bunny.
You may use this pattern to make dolls for your personal use or to sell at local craft shows in limited quantities. However, we do require that you credit Cloth Dolls by Stitch 'N Stuff for the design on your hangtag or in any advertising that you do. You may not reproduce this pattern for sale or mass-produce dolls made from this pattern.
I hope you enjoy making our ½Everybunny..½ pattern. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
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