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Topic: I can make that -- so I did. *Now with bunny-lovin' pics on PG 4*  (Read 18235 times)
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lnm130
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2008 10:17:25 AM »

Thanks so much for your post! That makes much much more sonse now! So should I hand sew the ears and tail on? Sorry I've got so many questions, lol, makes me feel silly asking how to make a stuffed animal!
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« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2008 01:47:37 PM »

Yes, you should hand-sew the tail and ears on, very securely.

One more thing:  before you attach the head to the body at the neck, you'll need to make sure you've left an opening (unsewn) in the body, so you can turn the thing rightside out.  I usually leave it at the crotch.  You'll also use this hole for stuffing the body/head. 

so, brief directions:

1) cut out all pieces:  2 body, 4 ears, 1 tail, 2 head

2) Sew, right sides together: 2 body (leaving an opening at the crotch and the neck), 2 ears (don't sew up the ends: leave an opening), 2 ears, and 2 head (leave the neck open)

3) turn ears right-side out.  Use a pointy thing (chopstick, pencil) to poke out the tips.  Tuck in/turn in the raw edges, as Eliea suggested. 

4) Sew head and body together matching neck edges.  To do this, turn the head right-side out, then tuck it inside the body.  This way the right sides of the neck will be facing each other.  The seams will not line-up.  The body seams will be on the sides (laterally), and the head seams will be front/back.  Sew.  This is the tricky seam. 

5) Stuff the little guy. 

6) Tack his ears on as you please.

7) sew a gathering stitch (by hand or machine) around the circumference of the tail circle.  Put a dollop of stuffing in the center, and gather around it.  Tack on the tail.

Cool Embellish with eyes and nose. 


lmm130, I'm so pleased you're going to attempt this bunny as your first ever stuffie!  Please keep us posted if you need help and be sure to post final products!  We'll have an army of these bunnies...heh heh. 
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« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2008 03:15:10 PM »

This is going to sounds really silly becasue I've made a zillion stuffies over the years. But I was way over complicating the body head bit.
I was sewing the body, then the head. Then turning right side out/stuffing, then sewing the head onto the body.
Yep I'm really feeling silly right now. The next one will go so much faster!
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« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2008 05:10:15 PM »

Thanks for the directions! I'm more intimidated by this than purses for some reason! I've got the cutest fabric, I just hope there is enough...I'll be sure to post pictures!
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« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2008 02:07:49 PM »

Thanks for the directions! I'm more intimidated by this than purses for some reason! I've got the cutest fabric, I just hope there is enough...I'll be sure to post pictures!

If you don't have enough fabric, you can always scale down the size.
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« Reply #65 on: December 03, 2008 07:31:08 PM »

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you can always scale down the size.

Caveat sewer: Just be careful the neck doesn't get too small, or you'll be turning the head through a straw-hole!   Wink
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« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2008 07:56:19 AM »

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you can always scale down the size.

Caveat sewer: Just be careful the neck doesn't get too small, or you'll be turning the head through a straw-hole!   Wink

Ya, what she said Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2008 11:57:27 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281184.0

There is my bunny attempt! Thanks so much for the pattern! I was a bit of a ding bat and hand sewed the head on like Eliea said.  Roll Eyes No biggie though. He turned out great. I so want to make another to keep for myself. Maybe after the holidays!
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« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2008 05:25:36 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281184.0

There is my bunny attempt! Thanks so much for the pattern! I was a bit of a ding bat and hand sewed the head on like Eliea said.  Roll Eyes No biggie though. He turned out great. I so want to make another to keep for myself. Maybe after the holidays!
He looks perfect! And no worries on the had thing. I've done 3 so far that way and they held up fine. It just would have been sooo much easier to make them the other way had I thought about it. I over-complicate things quite frequently.
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« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2008 10:54:36 PM »

This bunny is perfect! I've been looking for a plushie to make my newborn baby cousin for Christmas, but all the unique and handmade designs that I love (such as sea creatures, stuffed food, inanimate objects with little faces, fancy little birds) might seem a bit weird to my aunt and uncle (they're from Alabama and don't really get a lot of the "indie" type styles). This bunny is just imple and old fashioned enough to be the best of both worlds! I hope that it will be something that she (new baby Carly) grows attached to keeps for a long time. Thank you so much for this patter! I will post pics when it is completed. Smiley
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