The bunnies in this Stuffed Bunny Tutorial have a special place in my heart because I have many fond memories of bunnies from my childhood. When I was a child, we visited my grandparents every summer. I have more amazing memories of the time we spent with them than I can count. One particular summer, ‘the summer of the bunnies,’ they had this giant floppy eared lop bunny named, Puppy. She was black with white spots, or maybe white with black spots, I’m not really sure. She was the biggest bunny I’ve ever known and sweet like a puppy just as her named implied. This summer, Puppy had bunnies! Lots of little bunnies! My grandpa made a little pen out of chicken wire to help keep track of them. It was just a little fence he built that backed up against the permanent fence. The morning we were packing up to leave, I went out to the back yard to squeeze a few more bunny moments in before heading to Wyoming. I remembering watching the little ones taking a run at the fence, and if they didn’t trip over their ears before they reached it, they somehow half climbed, half hopped right over that fence. I’m not sure how long I spent catching them and putting them back only to repeat the process over and over. As a girl, it felt like forever. I was so worried they would get hurt outside of the safe zone Papa had made them. I ran inside to tell the grown ups, only to find they thought I was crazy. They didn’t think the bunnies could make it over the fence on their own. I went back out to check on the bunnies and fell back into the game of catching them and putting them back. I remember hearing my grandma exclaim, “I’ll be darned,” when she looked out the window to check on me. She couldn’t believe it when she saw the bunnies actually were making it over the fence. It was quite a thing to see them sailing over the top of the fence. As they came down their floppy little lop ears looked like helicopters blades helping them take flight. Those silly little bunnies. Grandma came out laughing and assured me that she’d make sure Papa would fix the fence so the bunnies would be safe and I wouldn’t have to worry about them. These stuffed bunnies don’t have floppy ears, but I love them just the same. I might even have to create a floppy eared pattern too, but these are cute and whimsical and remind me of summers past with my grandparents even so.
It’s easy to give your bunnies different personalities by choosing fabric and ribbon/twine to suite the traits you are looking for. Bright and colorful, silly or sophisticated, fancy or simple -the sky’s the limit. Adding different sizes give yet another element to add variety with. We’ve had fun creating bunnies that mimic our friends and family and gifting them. They are also beautiful a beautiful addition to your home decor. They look adorable sitting on a shelf, gathered in a basket, or even displayed on a tiered tray. See how pretty they are?
This 10 page full color Stuffed Bunny Tutorial is an easy (puctures to guide every step) way to create a cute whimsical family of bunnies. You can purchase the complete printable tutorial in my shop.
stuffed bunny tutorial
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