Introducing Daisy-The Fabric Easter Bunny that Will Make You Giggle

fabric easter bunny

I call her “Daisy” the fabric Easter bunny because the daisy flower she represents brings a smile when you stumble upon a hill full of them.  Now imagine the face of your child or grandchild when the Easter eggs open and here comes Daisy out ready to play.  That would be worth a good Easter egg hunt I'd say.  I don't yet have a name for the male bunny, so feel free to come up with one.

fabric easter bunny

If you read my last post on how to make an Easter egg that doubles as a bag from fabric scraps then you will want to make this little toy and place it inside the egg to hide in the garden or in the house if the weather is not cooperating for the annual Easter egg hunt.

fabric easter bunny

I recommend using a fat quarter and make two bunnies at the same time.  Why you ask?  This is something that only mothers can really answer.  When your child gets attached to a toy and then she loses track of it, your child spends many nights crying about it.  Some people would argue that loss is something kids need to learn to deal with, but I argue that life is much too short to introduce sadness into a child's world.  Plus, you are making an Easter bunny made with fabric, not buying it.  Sell the other one to recoup your material expenditure.  That's how I used to sponsor my sewing habit.

fabric easter bunny

This is a great little project for beginners just learning to sew.  It requires little in materials and can be done in about an hour.  But your child will play with it and cherish the memories for a long, long time.

Materials:

Tools

  • hand needle
  • sewing machine (optional)

Pattern Download

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You can download the pattern for Daisy the Fabric Easter Bunny from our account at Craftsy.

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Skill Level: DIFFICULT

How to Make Your Fabric Easter Bunny

If you have never made a toy before, arm yourself with a bit of patience and in no time you will have a beautiful little toy.

Step One: Cutting Out the Pieces

Fuse the interfacing to the fabric, then trace the pieces onto the fabric.  If the fabric is thick, there is no need for interfacing.

Cut out only the piece you are going to sew.  This is to keep track of the work since it is so small.  I spent 1/2 hour looking for one arm that fell into my fabric scrap catcher.

Mark all the notches.  They will help you when piecing the fabric Easter bunny together.

Optional and very helpful for those just starting to sew:  Trace the seam allowance, which is 3/8″, on the piece with an erasable pen or even a pencil.  (This will be inside anyway so the markings don't matter that much.)  This might seem like extra work but it will save a lot but it will save you time when sewing all those curves.

Step Two: Sew the Legs and Arms

Sew the legs and arms at 3/8″.  Turn the pieces right side out and iron.

fabric Easter bunny

Stuff the legs and arms leaving about 1/2″ at the top.  Put aside.

Step Three: Sew the Head and the Ears.

Sew the ears at 3/8″.  Fold the curved side in about 1/2″, pin and put aside.

fabric Easter bunny

Mark the middle of the head.  Fold in half and sew starting at 3/8″ and ending at 1/4″ then trim the seam allowance to 1/4″ as shown in the picture below.

fabric Easter bunny

Turn right side out.

Pin the ears to the middle of the head.  The folded part of the ear should be facing the right side of the bunny's face.

fabric Easter bunny

Pin the back side of the head and sew at 3/8″.

Step Four:  Attaching the Legs to the Body

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Sew the dart on the back of the body.

fabric Easter bunny

Place the back of the body right side up.  Pin the legs feet side up.

fabric Easter bunny

Place the front of the body on top and sew this part until the first notch.  Do not sew past this notch because that is where the arms will go. Pull the legs out to turn to the right side.

fabric Easter bunny

fabric Easter bunny

fabric Easter bunny

Make a line on the back of the bunny and cut to be able to work through this new opening.  Insert the arms and pin. Sew the arm on the inside. 

Step Five: Finishing your Easter Bunny Made With Fabric

Arm yourself with needle and thread because this part is the trickiest and it will require nimble fingers or an outstanding ability to control your sewing machine –which sometimes I lack depending on the time of the day.  I say this because the parts are so small it can be frustrating to work at such small scale.  Just take your time and be patient.

fabric Easter bunny

fabric Easter bunny

Using your sewing machine, attach the front side of the bunny body to the front side of the bunny head using a straight stitch.  Then sew by hand the back of the head to the back of the bunny using the slit on the back of the bunny.  Stuff the head, then the body and close up your fabric Easter bunny by sewing with a needle and thread using a running stitch.  I have attached a fur pompom for a tail.  If you want to make one like this, just follow step six in this tutorial where I used the same technique on the fur scarf.

The good thing about a fabric Easter bunny is that you can clean it just by placing it in your laundry pile.  Also by making two with just one fat quarter, you have the ability to replace, gift or sell the other one.

Please enjoy and let me know if you would like to have the pattern for the clothes for the bunny.  I am happy to do a post with these next week. Until next time, have fun sewing this little number.

PS: Join me next week on a tutorial where I will be showing you how to make a super simple yet stylish top to wear with leggings, pencil skirts or jeans.  I think you will like this one a lot.  Until next time!

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92 Responses to Introducing Daisy-The Fabric Easter Bunny that Will Make You Giggle

  1. Carolann says:

    Love it. It wasn’t easy though. Hope my granddaughter likes it!

  2. Pegeth says:

    So very cute. Thanks Please do clothes.

  3. Thank for this adorable bunny pattern. I would love instructions for clothes. Do you have any instructions for boy bunny clothes?

  4. Iris says:

    Can’t wait to get these wee bunnies started hope you will have clothes pattern ready soon

  5. Karen says:

    So adorable… waiting for parts to make eggs, but started bunnies! Thanks so much!

  6. Sharen says:

    When can we get the clothes patterns?

  7. Kathy Queen says:

    Thank you for bunny and egg pattern. Great instructions . Will post my bunny when done. Have to finish the sewing up back.

  8. Sue Michels says:

    Would LOVE to have the pattern for the clothes! I bought the ‘egg’ pattern, appreciate so much the ‘bunny’ pattern. Thank you so very much for your generosity and talent!

  9. Geneviève says:

    where can I find the pattern for the egg? and love the bunnies will definitely make 4, 2 for each daughter.

  10. Sandra says:

    Have to call the male bunny Dandalion, as they grow side by side with Daisy!! Great pattern , thanks

  11. Linda Russell says:

    Thank you so much for the adorable bunny patterns. I really appreciate your generosity and cant wait to get started. Anxiously awaiting the clothes patterns

  12. Tina says:

    Clothes are so easy, one strip twice around bunny, seam one long end and two short ones, run another one for the top to hold 1/4″ elastic and thread through and hey predator, one skirt. Top is simple, two pies of material, seam all around, join two long ends on both sides and leave opening for arms. Join short tops a bit by the shoulders

  13. Shelley says:

    Thank you so much for the adorable egg and bunny patterns! They are sew much fun! Clothing patterns would be great! You are so generous!

  14. Virginia Ihli says:

    I think these are adorable and I would love to have the clothes patterns.

  15. Diana says:

    This is amazing! Thank you for sharing. Would love the patterns for clothes as well.

  16. Jessica says:

    is there a printable tutorial?

    where would i find the clothing pattern for the bunnies?

  17. Jane Waite says:

    I would love to have the patterns for the clothes. The bunny and the egg are adorable.

  18. Sue says:

    definately need the clothes, they make them so very cute. How about Harry the Hare?

  19. sawmom says:

    How about naming him Dandy, as in dandelion.

  20. Theresa Porter says:

    I would love to have patterns for clothes. Thank you. My granddaughters will love them.

  21. Macampagne Dufondde says:

    Bonsoir,

    Ce tuto est très bien expliqué et Daisy, un chef d’oeuvre de simplicité.
    Pour cela, il est évident que Daisy ne soit pas habillé, dans son oeuf de Pâques.
    Tutos pour vêtements fille ou garçon, seront les bienvenus.

    Merci beaucoup.

  22. Dena M says:

    I’m planning on making both the girl and boy bunnies for my daughter. Thanks for the pattern for the bunny. I would like to have a pattern for the clothes.

  23. Mary Ann says:

    Love the bunnies – girl & boy Thank you for sharing your talent!!!

  24. Linda L. says:

    How about ‘Duke’ for the boy? Daisy and Duke 😉
    I’d like to add my request for the clothing patterns or, at least, the measurements for the pieces. I think I can figure out how to put it together but the cutting sizes would help.

  25. Gail says:

    Adorable. Please share the clothes!

  26. Carol Dunn says:

    Please send us the instructions and patterns for the clothes for the girl and boy bunnies. Thank you

  27. Karen Carter says:

    How sweet. Thankyou very much for sharing. How about bugs for the boy bunny

  28. DebV says:

    So cute. Would love a pattern for clothes. Thanks for the egg too. These will make fantastic gifts.

  29. What a delightful bunny! So glad you decided to share it and the fabric egg. I know of lots of children who will be delighted with this cute gift. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful patterns, your creativity and your talent. You are a pearl of great prize and are greatly appreciated. Would love to see clothes for the bunny that are girl/boy related. After all, can’t have a bunny running around in the all together! What would the neighbors think.

  30. Arlene Hogan says:

    thanks for the bunny pattern. I really don’t think you will need a pattern for clothes,It looks like a cut and sew project. simple

  31. Janice says:

    Thank you so much for the patterns! I love all of your patterns and I have gotten several on Craftsy. You are a wonderful designer. Thank you again and keep up the excellent work.

  32. Sally D says:

    Would love the clothes pattern
    How about Dogwood for the boy bunny.
    Daisy and Dogwood

  33. Juanita says:

    Thank you for this cute pattern.

  34. I would love the instructions for the clothes too, many thanx for the egg and rabbit patterns tho, I’m looking forward to giving it a go xx

  35. i would be delighted if you were able to share patterns for the cloths, a bunny is for life, not just for Easter 🙂

  36. Trish (Patricia) says:

    I certainly hope to have time to make both, they are lovely.
    How about TWIGS for the boy bunny ?

  37. Sejana says:

    Thank you! I hope to do this soon. The link for the pattern download says “page not found” though… My daughter loves stuffed animals this will be great to do with her!

  38. Dee Kirby says:

    There is no pattern download attached.

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Dee, this pattern has been super popular and our site got absolutely inundated today. Our servers were overloaded but I’m told everything will be back to normal shortly.

    • Amy P says:

      It took a while and several tries. Eventually, I was taken to the Craftsy website where I was able to download the pattern.

  39. Sharon Schroeter says:

    Yes, please post the clothes for this darling bunny–can’t have a ‘bare bunny’ 😉

  40. Tina Wood says:

    Please do instructions for the clothes. Thank you.

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