It's not long now until we celebrate Easter. As well as devouring chocolate eggs and bunnies why not try getting crafty this Easter and make your very own Bunny Bunting! Grab yourself some fat quarters and download our cute bunny template (below).
Decorate your home this Easter with this fantastic Bunny Bunting designed and made by our fantastic DMU Textiles degree student helpers Laura and Ellie. This lovely garland brings a much needed touch of warmth to the colder days and looked adorable adorning Crafty Sew & So's window.
To make twelve bunnies you will need:
Downloadable Bunny Template- see bottom of the page.
4 fat quarters of coordinating printed cotton fabric
1/2 metre Heavy Weight Interfacing (available in store at Crafty Sew&So)
Erasable pen or chalk (I love Frixion pens)
12 Pom Pom's
Sewing Machine, or needle and thread
Sandwich the thick interfacing between your two chosen pieces of fabric. Ensure both pieces are right side out. Pin the pieces together or use a little sprintz of 505 basting spray to hold the layers together.
Now cut out your bunny template and use an erasable marker to draw the outline of your template on to the right side of the layered material. I love Frixion pens, they're essentially regular writing pens but can be ironed away. You might want to pin the ears down as they can wobble about a little. Unpin the Bunny and re-pin the 3 layers of material together without the paper template.
Now comes the sewing bit! Using a zigzag stitch, sew slowly around the outline. Don't worry about it being too neat.
Next iron away the pen markings, if you used a FriXion pen. Now cut out the bunny with pinking shears, being careful not to cut through any of your stitch lines.
Using fabric or pva glue stick on a pom-pom onto one side of the bunny. Now you have a cute little Easter decoration. Repeat with the remaining material.
Finally attach the bunnies to a length of twine. I liked using mini pegs but you can just as easily sew them on. Alternatively you can hide them in the garden or about the house for a fun Easter day hunt.
Have a very Happy Easter from everyone at Crafty Sew & So
This post was originally posted on the Crafty Se & So Blog in 2016.