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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
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Ashley Johnston

Owner 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 my 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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  1. Kristina says:

    It looks like maybe you used two fingers together for the ears, instead of the index and pinky with a big space in between, as they seemed to do on Martha? (I know this post is two years old now, but I just now made one. And it's a rabbit alien. Really ugly, with very far-apart, stumpy ears.)

  2. Janey says:

    If a bunny is going to a baby who might be testing out new teeth, then embroidered eyes are better than buttons.

  3. Katie says:

    This is adorable. I just may have to make one for the big O.

  4. Kristine says:

    I made a couple of these and they turned out so cute! Not as cute as yours though. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Chris and Tammy Herker says:

    We are having a craft fair on May
    1st and 2nd in Rexburg. Leave a comment on our blog if you are interested in having a booth.

  6. THE LEWIS' says:

    thanks for the idea. mine didnt turn out as good as yours, but i think if i keep trying your fun projects they can start to be as good as yours. thanks again i love this website.

  7. jodi says:

    I want to make bunnies and doggies!! I wish I had seen this before all the gloves were gone for the season. Maybe next year or maybe I’ll get lucky and find somewhere that has gloves on clearance.

  8. Danny & Crystal says:

    What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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