Or just stinkin’ love handmade projects??
And want to fill up your child’s/niece’s/nephew’s/grandchild’s/friend’s
Here’s a fun and very inexpensive way to do so.
Toss in a little hand-made lovey……just from you.
I found this tutorial from Martha, HERE.
And then decided to dress her up…..
I found a scarf/glove set at the store for SUPER clearance last week (for $1.00). But if you can’t find any at the store, chop up one of your old sets of gloves. You can get a newer and cuter pair for yourself next season! :)
And then I added a little dress using some scrap fabric from Elli’s Easter dress. (For a boy, you can sew a small rectangle piece of fabric, scrunch it around the middle the form a bow-tie and then add that to a thin piece of fabric that attaches around the neck. SO cute and simple.)
Hem the top and bottom by folding under a 1/4 inch, then a 1/4 inch again and sew into place. Then, with right sides together, attach the two rectangles together at the sides. Leave about a 1 inch opening about 3/4 of an inch down from the top, as an opening for the bunny’s arms.
Then sew a seam along the top, about a 1/2 inch from the top. Start at one of the side seams and make a continuous seam all the way around the top. And leave the ends of your threads on both ends pretty long. **MAKE SURE to adjust your machine and make a really long stitch (basting stitch) as you’re sewing along the top. (this will make the gathering process easier) **
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Gosh, that is harder to explain than I thought. If you have never gathered before, I hope that helped a little bit. And if you already know how…….good job enduring the torture.
Now, tie a bow in that bunny’s ear and plop in a basket.
A child’s new friend.