I made this darling pocket bunny for my niece for her birthday, but think it would be a fabulous addition to any Easter basket. I found the pattern for the bunny at Martha Stewart and got the idea to add a pocket to this sweet little pocket bunny at Alice and Lois. Such great sites and so many cute ideas!
Now I’m sure that you have someone that would love a pocket bunny of their own, so I put together a little tutorial for you.
- 1/3 yard fabric for the bunny
- scraps of fabric for the pocket and ears
- stuffed animal filling (affiliate link)
- acrylic paint
- sewing machine and supplies (thread, needle, etc.)
To make your own pocket bunny, you’ll first want to print out the pattern at Martha Stewart (the link above will take you there). Cut out the pattern and all the fabric pieces. Then cut out a 4×4 inch square for the pocket.
Then fold in the sides of your pocket square about 1/2 inch and iron. Then sew straight across the top.
Then attach it to the bunny body piece by sewing around the bottom and two sides. Leaving the top open. Make sure the side you sewed in the step above is at the top of the pocket.
Then sew the ears by putting the two pieces of fabric right side together and sewing up the two sides, leaving the bottom open. Then turn right side out. Then do the same thing with the arm pieces and stuff those with filling.
Then fold the ears slightly at the bottom and pin.
Now pin all those pieces onto the front piece of the bunny as shown.
Lay the back piece of the bunny, right side facing down, and sew around the edge. It gets a little tricky here, so just go slowly. Make sure you leave a little opening to turn it right side out.
And there it is after its sewn and turned right side out.
Now stuff the pocket bunny with the stuffed animal filling and sew your opening shut with a hidden stitch.
Now paint on some eyes and a nose.
And you have the darling pocket bunny! This little guy is so cute!
What a perfect Easter gift! I’m sure I know a few stuffed animal fanatics who would love to add a little pocket bunny to their collection!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!