My children love all things miniature so for Easter this year, I thought I’d make miniature sock bunnies! They require very few materials and my favorite thing about them is that I can make them while watching my favorite TV show as I’m unwinding in the evening. These adorable little bunnies will make great non-candy Easter basket fillers and I can’t wait to see the look on my kids’ faces when they see them Easter morning.
What You Will Need:
1 ankle length or crew cut sock
1 skein of embroidery floss (contrasting color)
sewing thread (coordinating color)
Fabric pen with disappearing ink (optional)
How To Make Your Sock Bunny:
- Make a cut on the foot of your sock approximately 4 inches from the tip of the toe. This will be the body of your sock bunny.
- Slightly overfill the sock bunny body with stuffing.
- Using your coordinating thread and needle, sew a running stitch along the now raw edge of the sock, approximately 1/4″ from the edge.
- Push the raw edge in towards the stuffing and pull the thread to close the body. Knot the thread.
- Now, let’s make the ears and tail. Turn the remaining sock fabric inside out. Position the fabric so that the cuff is on the bottom and you can put two equally sized ears side by side. Draw the outline of the ears onto the top layer of fabric with your fabric marker.
- Cut the cuff of the sock off.
- Cut out the outlined ears making sure to cut through both layers of fabric. You should have 2 pairs of ear shaped fabric after you have completed this step.
- Cut out a circle shape in the heel of the sock for the tail.
- With right sides together on the ears, sew the edge of each pair of ears together, leaving a small opening on the bottom to flip the ear right side out.
- Flip the ears right side out and sew the remaining raw edge inside each respective ear. Join the bottom corners of each ear at the bottom center of the ear and sew together.
- Sew the ears onto the body on the toe seam.
- Sew a running stitch around the edge of the circle piece and pull the thread slightly to start closing the tail. Before you close it completely, fill the circle with stuffing and then push the raw edges in, close and knot the thread.
- Sew the tail onto the body of the bunny where the closure is.
- Thread your embroidery floss to make the eyes and nose. Insert the needle in at the bottom of the body and push it to towards the face to make a set of eyes and a nose. Use your imagination to give your bunny different facial expressions!
- Repeat to make an entire family of sock bunnies!
I hope you enjoyed making these as much as I did. I’d love to hear what your thoughts are in the comments section below!
Happy Easter and Happy Crafting!