Felt Easter Bunnies - Tutorial & Pattern |Keeping it Real

Monday, March 21, 2016

Felt Easter Bunnies - Tutorial & Pattern

This year I've been too busy to tackle a lot of Eater projects, but because I always like to have something handmade for my kids on Easter Sunday, I decided to make some felt bunnies.


felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern
They are a cute gift, but they also make a great Easter decor, and if I have time I may try to make a few more to spread around the house. 

If you want to make one too, check the tutorial below:
Materials: 
  • the Felt Easter Bunny Template (download here
  • felt in any color you like (enough to cut two bunny pieces from the template)
  • cute ribbon
  • polyester filling
  • matching sewing thread 
  • two small pompoms (for the bunny tail)
  • two glue-on eyes (if you're making the bunny for a baby or a toddler, use safety eyes or cut them from bits of black and white felt, and sew them on instead of gluing)
  • fabric glue
 How to: 

Download and cut the template, and then trace two bunny shapes onto the felt. Felt doesn't have a right and a wrong side, but unless you're using disappearing ink you'll want to trace the bunny pieces as shown below, and then consider as "wrong" sides the sides the sides where you've drawn on the felt (just to make sure no sign of your traces is visible. 
felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern
Cut the felt, place the two pieces right sides together and sew around the edge, leaving a small opening at the bottom. Fill with polyester filling and sew the opening shut.

felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern

By now, it should look like this:

felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern

Glue on the eyes and the pompoms (I used two small pompoms glued one in either side of the bunny, so that you can see its tail when you turn it around). 
felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern

Now tie the ribbon around the bunny's neck with a cute bow and you're done!

felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern

After making the pink bunny for my daughter, I also made a blue one for my son: 

felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern

And here are the two bunnies happily together waiting for Easter: 

felt easter bunny tutorial and pattern

 Now, you need to go and make at least one too!

Have a wonderful week, 

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19 comments:

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    1. Thank you Christine! Happy Easter!

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  2. Those little bunnies are so cute. I love the bright colors you chose.

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  3. These are just adorable, and such a great idea for the Easter basket! — Great to connect with you Teresa!

    You might enjoy this post from JoyfulSavings:
    Turn Paper Rolls into these Practical Items!
    http://www.joyfulsavings.com/blog/paper-rolls-crafts

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    1. Thank you Jacki! Off to check your post!

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  4. I love your cute bunnies you made Teresa.
    Thanks for sharing how to make them at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. I like your bunnies. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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  6. Love your little bunnies, there so cute! Thanks for sharing your printable!

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  7. Adorable! My grandmother use to make similar ones like this pattern out of pretty spring fabric. I always loved going to her house and playing with them as a kid. Thanks for sharing your talent at Party at My Place today. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. Do join me next week for more.

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  8. OH my gosh...these are so cute! :)

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. These are so stinking cute!! I think I'll try to make some with my granddaughter...bunnies aren't just for Easter!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I'll be there tomorrow for sure!

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  10. Those are adorable!! What a great gift idea for friends or family! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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