Easter Bunny Bunting

Easter Bunny Bunting – A Make Your Own Tutorial

These last few days in London have felt more like summer than spring – we had a picnic in the park, a walk along the river, and our first case of heat rash for the year.  Tomorrow we are back to spring sunshine though and the countdown has begun for the Easter bunny’s visit next weekend.  These moments with little children who still believe in the magic are precious and I love adding to the excitement by adding some seasonal decoration.  This week I made some Easter bunny bunting, which was sew simple.

Easter Bunny Bunting

Easter Bunny Bunting

Sew simple, I thought I would send out another tutorial.

You will need…

  • Fabric
  • Bondaweb
  • Heavy weight Iron on interlining
  • Timtex
  • Ribbon
  • Thread to sew
  • Beads
  • Thread or twine (for hanging bunnies)

Step 1 – Prepare Front and Back Fabrics

Cut two pieces of fabric big enough to cover the number of bunnies you require.  One of these pieces will be for the front of the bunny and the other for the back.  Attach interlining to the front fabric and Bondaweb to the back fabric.  Each of these will be attached using an iron to the wrong side of the fabric.

Prepare Fabric

Step 2 – Cut Out Bunnies

You will need one Bondaweb bunny, one interlining bunny, one Timtex bunny and a short length of ribbon (approximately 4cm) to construct your bunny.

Pieces for each Bunny

Draw around a template on the wrong side of the front and back fabric and cut.

Template
The bunting can be made in any size. My bunny measured 15cm from the highest to the lowest point. The pencil sketches show areas I will add more detail with stitching.

Draw and Cut Bunnies

Draw around a template on the Timtex.  When cutting out the Timtex, cut slightly inside the lines (approximately 2mm) as this layer needs to be slightly smaller than the fabric pieces.  This layer will prevent the bunny from curling up when it is hanging as bunting.

Timtex Bunny

Step 3 – Attach Timtex to Front (Interlining) Piece

Place the wrong side of the front piece and the Timtex together.  Using a machine embroidery foot and the right side of the fabric facing up, stitch the layers together. Trim back any Timtex sticking out from the front side of the bunny.

Stitching Top and Timtex Together

Stitching Top and Timtex Together
It doesn’t matter if you don’t always catch the Timtex, just as long as the majority is attached.

Step 4 – Add Decorative Details

At this point, add any decorative stitches or embellishments to the front.  I have just done some simple stitching to add more detail to the ears and attached beads for the eyes.

Add Decorative Stitches
I think I might add a nose too!

Step 5 – Attach Bondaweb Bunny

Use the ribbon to make a loop to hang the bunny.  Pin the loop to the wrong side of the front piece, between the ears.

Postition Ribbon

Peel back the paper backing on the Bondaweb bunny and then place the wrong side of the front piece and the wrong side of the Bondaweb bunny together.  Iron the Bondaweb bunny, fusing it to the front piece.

Peel Back Bondaweb Paper

Using a machine embroidery foot and the right side of the fabric facing up, stitch the layers together.  Do this round of stitching on the outer side of the original stitching.  Go back and forth a few times where the ribbon is positioned to make it extra secure.

Finished Bunny

The bunnies are now ready to hang using ribbon or twine.

Easter Garland

Easter Garland

Sew simple, it was infectious.  I hadn’t got very far into the making process before a little ‘creator’ joined me and ended up making his own bunny bunting.

Choosing Fabrics

Working the Sewing Machine

Timothy's Handmade Bunting

If you haven’t already seen it, come and have a look at my tutorial on some cute Easter baskets.

Easter Basket Tutorial

Happy Easter everyone!

2 Comments

    1. Thanks Shelley, the Easter bunting kept Timothy busy for hours and now he knows how to sew a button on – a very useful skill.
      Cheerio Claire xo

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