Tuesday, 5 April 2011

How To Amuse A 6 Year Old Daughter With 'Cabin Fever'!

First of all find a scrap piece of fabric such as curtain lining, about 3" wide.  Sorry I didn't measure it at the time, but I would say maybe 20" long.
Get her to carefully cut out some pattern pieces with tissue paper.
Fold your piece of scrap fabric in half width ways and pin together.  Pin and draw round your pattern onto the fabric (I'm not sure how clear this photo is).
At the slowest sewing speed, carefully sew around the pattern designs, remembering to leave an opening at the straight end of each piece.

Turn your sewn pieces inside out and iron flat (we used a cute polka dot fabric for ear linings).

  • Stuff all pieces (apart from ears).  
  • Sew legs inside the base of body.
  • Fold in ends of arms and attach to body.
  • Fold in ends of ears and sew to top of head.  
  • Finish by embroidering the sweetest Bunny face you can muster.

Funnily she just didn't look at all Bunny like until she had a face.  Amelie has named her Violet, at some point we will make her some clothes and give her some dignity.

This pattern is so easy it can be hand sewn with running stitch for the complete beginner (young and old).

I hope you enjoyed this brief tutorial and have fun making your own Bunny with a bored 'little one' kicking round the house, especially with the Easter Holidays coming up.


Stefy said...

Thanks a lot. Just a funny idea for our child.

Danielle said...

That is ADORABLE!!! You're a good mom, Emma!

Linda said...

I know that your little Amalie will always treasure this experience. The bunny is precious! (in looks and value)

memmens said...

That's great, will put it on the list of things we COULD do over the easter holidays!

Ditzy and Dotty said...

What a gorgeous toy bunny, you've made it sound easy to make, so think I may try it with Daisy over the holidays - will let you know how I get on.

Emma Thomsen said...

I'm so glad you like the idea. It really is as easy as it looks, it's just a very slow process with a little one - just be patient!