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We have a couple of baskets of felt and fleece scraps, perfect for projects like this one. This stuffed bunny comes together in about 10 minutes. Super simple and a great beginner sewing project for kids (just 2 straight lines!).
Don’t have fabric lying around? No problem. You can use a sock!
You can add a face to your bunny if you’d like. We’ve used puffy fabric paint or glued buttons on ours in the past. You can fill them with fabric scraps, pillow stuffing or mismatched socks! We like making smaller felt ones for Easter and filling them with candy. We have a carrot version as well!
Fleece Bunny Sewing Tutorial
Makes 1 (12″) bunny
- 12″ x 16″ scrap of fleece
- pillow stuffing
- rubber band
10-Minute Fleece Bunny
- sewing machine
- 1 12"x16" scrap of fleece
- pillow stuffing
- rubber band
- Fold fleece in half so that it measures 6"x16".The right sides of the fabric should be facing eachother.Sew (using a zig zag stitch) along side seam and bottoom seam using a 3/8" seam allowance (line up edge of pressure foot with the fabric).
- Turn right side out. Add a few handfulls of stuffing.Stop when you've filled the bottom 10" of the bag.
- Tie a rubber band around the top to close this section off.
- Cut in the center of the top fleece section to create two ears. You can trim the ears to make them round or leave them as is.
- Create a bunny head by tying a piece of ribbon or yarn a few inches below the rubber band.
- You bunny is complete! You can add other details like buttons or a face if you'd like.
Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY says
This is adorable! I want to make a whole adorable bunny army now! Thanks for sharing
Btw, your daughter is beautiful!
Wow, that’s super cute and I can’t believe how simple it is! I have lots of fleece; I’ll have to try this! Will you share it with my reader? I’m sure they’d love it, too.
I made these and gave your blog a shout out and a link on my blog. Thanks for the idea. http://quitecarriedaway.blogspot.com/2012/04/giveaway-fleece-bunnies.html
Aunt B says
Cuteness! Both the bunny and your wee one. Thank you for sharing this project. I’m pinning it for future reference.
I wonder if filled with rice it could be used as a heat pack to pop in the microwave when the child is cold?! What do you think?
Absolutely! I’ve made fleece rice bags in the past and they work great!
Those are so cute!!!!! My daughter will love making them. They could also be used as gifts and have candy inside.
Yes! They’d be perfect for candy! 🙂
I love making these bunnies I don’t know what to do with them my grandkids r all grow up have any idea what I can go with the dunniEs
Right? Aren’t they so fun to make! I bet a local hospital would be happy to hand them out to children. Our church makes little teddy bears to donate to hospitals. 🙂
Tina Oliver says
Love this! Will be making several for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes to send to children who need something to cuddle! Thank You! Tina
I love that! And thank YOU! What a blessing that will be for a child. 🙂
Mary W. says
Super cute and easy. Before I added the rubber band I sewed a zig-zag stitch in the shape of two bunny ears and trimmed down the fleece. Thanks!
Claudia Krauss says
I love your pastel green bunny fleece would you share where I could purchase it or the brand name if possible , thank you
Hi! It was purchased from Joann Fabrics probably back in 2010. I’m not sure what it was called, I’m sorry!