A List Maker's Life: Tuesday Tackle: Sew a Sock Bunny

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday Tackle: Sew a Sock Bunny

You've heard of Sock Monkey, right?
Now, you can create a Sock Bunny.
This project is an easy do it yourself & would be fun for teaching your little ones some sewing skills.

1. Start with a pair of socks you think are adorable.
I found a pair of knee highs, so in this picture they have been cut down to ankle sock height.
Lay the socks out flat with the entire heel facing up.

2. Cut the sock, down the center, from the toe to the heel. Each half of the sock will become an ear.

3. Use a piece of yarn (about 2 feet long) to close up the seams on each side of the cut. Use a long, slanting stitch called "overcast." A contrasting color yarn adds to the bunny's charm.
4. Fold 2 pieces of pipe cleaner in half and twist together at the bottom. Insert the pipecleaners into the ears to give them shpe
5. Stuff the sock with cotton balls or batting

6. Turn the bottom of the sock in to secure the stuffing & add a cotton ball for a tail. I sewed my bottom together, but hot glue would work fine.
7. Stitch on whiskers and a nose
8. Tie a ribbon around the middle to separate your bunny's head from its body.

Display in Easter grass & a basket
~or~
Give it to a little one to play with and enjoy

As for the leftover pieces of my knee high socks...
Anne Hope now has leg warmers that coordinate with her stuffed bunny.
(Too bad she only wants to wear one leg warmer at a time)
Now you are ready to give it a try...Hop to it!
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14 comments:

  1. Are you kiddin' me? That's awesome! I may totally be able to do that one! :) Thanks for such a cute idea. Beautiful blog, btw!

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  2. I love it, get your craft on girl!

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  3. Katie, you put me to shame! I am impressed with all you do for your home and children. Awesome! Molly (Vredevelt)

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  4. I found you through Tip Junkie...Adorable Sock Bunnies!! I can't wait to get started!! Love your blog as well...I'll be back!

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  5. Simply adorable. I think I may have to do these in class. Too cute.

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  6. Adorable!! And I thought I had to toss my old funky socks. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. So cute! Love the bonus leg warmers!

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  8. Brilliant!!! This looks like a fun craft to do with my daughter.

    I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-sock-bunnytutorial-sew-a-sock-bunny/2009/03/20/

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  9. Oh that is so cute! I am going to have to try that out for Easter! Thanks for the idea :)

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  10. Brilliant! Hope you don't mind if I link to you :)

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  11. So cute! My daughter and I really enjoyed making these. I hope you don't mind that I linked to you.

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  12. Thanks for your great idea! I made one for my niece. I also made sure to get knee socks so she could have matching legwarmers. :) Here are some pics. http://www.flickr.com/photos/julie_coulter/sets/72157604056996747/

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  13. super cute - I'll have to try this with my sewing club. thanks for sharing!

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  14. how do you make the face!!!
    But still love it and so cute!!!

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