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Easter Bunny

On a budget?

Or just stinkin’ love handmade projects??


And want to fill up your child’s/niece’s/nephew’s/grandchild’s/friend’s
Easter Basket?


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.)


For the dress, cut out two rectangles that are 6 x 9 inches each.


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) **

(****CLICK on any of the pictures to enlarge.****)


Then put the dress on the bunny and pull the arms through. Then pull the outside thread on one of the ends and slide the fabric together, making a nice gather.


Make the gather snug around the bunny’s neck, then tie your ends (your 2 outside thread ends) in a quadruple knot.


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.


Absolutely perfect.


Ashley Johnston

Administrator at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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