Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies

Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies
Easter is just around the corner and I have some fun little softies for your baskets – or just to make for your Home Décor for Spring! These little Roly Poly Fabric Easter Bunnies are so fun to sew up and they would be sweet gifts too!

Bunny Pattern

I got a little carried away sewing these up. But their faces are so cute and they look so sweet in these vintage fabrics! Plus they have a little bow. Everything is cuter with a little fabric bow right?

fabric easter bunny pattern

Eek. Look at those little faces!

The bunnies would be sweet to sew as gifts just as they are – or you could make them up as part of a game! Think maybe bunny tic tac toe or something similar. Super cute and fun at the same time.

Easter Bunny Pattern

So here’s what you’ll need to make your own! (Materials are for one bunny)

  • Fabric for bunny – about 1 fat quarter
  • felt scraps
  • rice
  • polyfill
  • beads for eyes
  • embroidery floss for mouth

Start by cutting out your pieces. You’ll need an 8″ circle for the bunny body, plus 4 ear pieces, 2 felt ear stabilizers and 1 felt face stabilizer. The ear piece should be pointed like in the photo and be about 4″ tall and about 2″ at the widest part of the ear. The piece of felt that stabilizes the ear should be about 1 1/2″ tall. The piece of felt that stabilizes the face should be an oval about 2″ x 1 1/2″.

bunny fabric pieces

Thread a needle and sew a gathering stitch all the way around the edge of the circle. Pull up the thread just a bit.

sewing body of bunny

Add about 3 tablespoons of rice into the opening of the circle.

filling bunny with rice

Add polyfill to the circle, stuffing it as much as you’d like. You want it full but not completely stuffed. Pull up the threads to keep the circle almost closed. Tuck the felt face stabilizer piece in the body of the bunny where you would like the face to be. This will make the face lay a little smoother when you sew the opening closed.

stuffing body of bunny

Place your ear pieces right sides together and place the felt piece on top, lining up the bottom straight edges. Sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance, sewing down the sides of the felt piece and leaving the bottom open.

sewing bunny ears

Clip the top point and turn the ears right side out. Tuck the felt piece inside the ear and press. Place the ears in the opening of the body and sew the opening closed, sewing the ears in place at the same time. Make sure the ears line up with where the face will be.

sewing ears to bunny

Sew two little black beads on the face for the eyes. (If you have really little ones, switch these out and just embroider the eyes on.)
Here’s a little tip – if your thread shows too much on the beads, use a fine point black sharpie and color the thread where it shows up on the bead.

sewing eyes on bunnies

Draw out the mouth with a disappearing marking pen. Embroider the mouth with a small back stitch.

bunny smile

Cut a small strip of contrasting fabric. Wrap a piece around the bottom of the ears to cover up the opening seam. Sew in place, then finish off with a small fabric bow.

sewing bow to bunny

Repeat as often as you like. Obviously making these up is a bit addicting. I could just eat these up.

small fabric easter bunny pattern

roly fabric easter bunnies

little fabric easter bunny pattern

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19 Comments

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Clara

    Definitely love them! I will probably do some bunnies for Easter’s presents!

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Tai Bender

    I am in love and I have some perfect vintage sheets for these! You have outdone yourself again, Bev. Pinning!

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Robyn Conners

    So cute!! Thanks!!

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Deanna {sewmccool}

    Most.Adorable.Ever. Love this cute little idea! If you live in a house where your storage area could occasionally see a mouse (basements in the country or woods!), you could use small plastic pellets to fill the bunnies. That way they won’t attract any “visitors” and will be as good as new for next Easter! Thanks for sharing.

    • March 10, 2014

      Patti (SewFancyLady)

      Great idea! Hate those rodents in the house, so why give them anymore encouragement!!

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Sandi Allen

    Love these!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Deneen@dreaming-n-color

    These are adorable! I would love these one the store

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Maureen

    Adorable! Thank you! These would make cute pin cushions too!

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Gracie

    Just too cute…

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Susan @SugarBeans

    These are darling! And those fabrics— oh, Dearie!!
    xox

  • Reply March 10, 2014

    Patti (SewFancyLady)

    Too darn cute!!! Have to make some for the grand kids and their parents!

  • My poor vintage sheets (that I’m supposed to be saving to make a quilt!) aren’t going to be safe from the scissors for much longer with all the adorable ideas that you keep posting! These are so sweet!

  • Reply March 11, 2014

    Hampstead Carpet cleaners

    These little bunnies are the cutest ever! Love them!

  • Too cute, Bev! You are getting super creative with those sheets. ;)

  • Reply March 12, 2014

    Beverly

    Really cute. I must make these for my grandaughters Easter basket. Thanks.

  • Reply March 13, 2014

    Brittany

    Hi Bev, thank you so much for the feature and kind words!! You’re so sweet!! :)

  • Reply March 13, 2014

    Brittany

    P.S. Your little bunnies are adorable, I love those cute tiny faces!!

  • Reply April 16, 2014

    Joanne

    the bunnies are adorable

  • Reply April 17, 2014

    Becky

    cute

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