Thursday, April 14, 2011

...Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail

"Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping down the bunny trial. Hippity, hoppity Easter's on its way." Yesterday I discovered this free downloadable pattern, created by The Polka-Dot Umbrella HERE for this sweet bunny. Being impulsive, I printed the pattern and put all other chores aside for the day to make this darling bunny. He's so sweet and cuddleable that I made him some soft eggs to deliver in matching colors.
For the most part I followed the directions given. However, the designer didn't line or interface the ears, and while one definitely wants them floppy, I decided to line the ears with a flat quilt batting. They are still quite floppy but don't hang limply from him. And for the face and hands I used ultrasuede scraps instead of felt. I just love his sweet embroidered nose and mouth. The buttons were in my stash of buttons and matched the fabric perfectly. A couple of weeks ago I posted some soft bunnies and eggs that I had made. The eggs were designed by Retro-mama and you can find the directions on her blog HERE. Ooohhh...and look at his cute little cottontail. Actually, his tail is white felt and using a satin stitch attached it to his puffy bum. Isn't the purple floral fabric yummy?! I love it. It is "Sonoma" by Franchelle Contreras for Henry Glass Fabrics. Tomorrow I'll show you another sneak peek using this lovely fabric. I really enjoyed making this bunny. And just wait until tomorrow to see the rest of the Easter Accessories that will accompany him. Until then, Cheers! Jennifer


  1. Your bunny looks great. I'm glad the pattern worked for you!

  2. Super cute. You are so creative too, even to print out the pattern and try it is awesome. Darling!

  3. Such a fabulous bunny, you're so talented.

  4. Oh my word Jennifer! Your sewing creations always give me a smile. :) I really like the added eggs in a basket too.

  5. Did you have any trouble sewing the front to the back? I stuffed the arms and legs very firmly and now I'm having a lot of trouble arranging everything so it fits together. The arms and legs make for a lot of bulk to squeeze between the two layers of fabric. Thanks!

  6. Went to look for the pattern and tutorial and its states:
    Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.

    Sigh...Do you have a copy of it perhaps ? thanks !!!

    1. So sorry to see that the site removed the tutorial for the pattern. This was three years ago when I made this and I don't have the pattern any longer. If I can find it hidden away somewhere I'll be sure to let you know.


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