Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Scrap Crafty~ baby sock rabbit

Here is my little tutorial on how to make a little bunny from a baby sock. I got the idea from a parenting mag where they used a much larger sock and tied a cute bow around the neck.

First lay out and cut a slit down sock til where the back of the head would start.


Next, stitch up the ears with embroidery floss. A contrasting color looks neat. I didn't get too adventurous with this one. I used navy blue floss.


Cut and bend pipe cleaners. Insert into ears. They don't have to be red..It's just what I had on hand.



Stitch on facial features. I used the same blue embroidery floss for the little mouth/nose and buttons for eyes. Stitch pompom on back for a tail.




Next stuff the little guy. Do a purse string stitch to close the bottom off. It may not close completely and still look right so just cut a little circle of felt and insert for the bottom to cover up any exposed stuffing.




DONE! These little guys don't really take too long and it's a great project to do with kids of an age to understand these instructions. I can't tell you what that age is, all I know is what a 2 year old can do and this is not it!

These directions are only a 'serving suggestion' so by all means try using other items such as felt for the eyes or even making some whiskers from embroidery floss or using different sized socks. For this bunny I used a very small sock meant for a 3 month old, on the other bunny I used a 12 month old sock. I don't think this new one turned out as cute the first one, but hey....whatever! If anyone makes one, let me know, I'd love to see your bunny!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

I had no idea it was this small! It is so cute - thanks for posting the tutorial!

Gina said...

Wow, nice photos and easy description, thank you so much! I love the little guy : )

Rebecca-bakesale said...

Too cute! Thanks for the instructions.

juliebean said...

That is too cute!!!! Love it!!!!

Catrina said...

Fantastic Tutorial!! Can't wait to make one. Thanks again!

Grinza Dayglo said...

A tiny little Easter basket bunny!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I found your site while doing a search for antique dolls, childrens dolls and teddy bears. Wow, love your site. It really was a pleasure to read. The baby sock rabbit is really cute.

Domestic Chicky said...

LOVE it! Now I have something to do with the socks my 9 month old has always kicked off. Will send a pic when I do!

sarah said...

great blog!

vintagechica said...

Love the cute bunnies and the tutorial! I was just getting ready to send my little one's socks off to the resale shop. Thanks a million!!!

brenda said...

I like the bunny!

pretendingsanity said...

Cute!

andrea said...

oh, this is the absolute cutest. and easy enough for a non-sewing gal like myself... :)

hannah said...

hi, I just made a sock rabbit, thought you might like to see him, http://www.gentlytiptoe.blogspot.com thanks for the idea, its fab!!!! Also, I said in my blog, you should add him to the flickr group I mentioned, he would be an ideal sanity saver craft!!!!

Maktaaq said...

This is fantastic!

I would love to use this idea for a program next Easter at the Museum where I work, if that's ok.

(By the way, I wandered here through Swapatorium.)

Phthalo Blue said...

I found you through Swapatorium a few weeks ago. My ten year old daughter and I made your cute little sock rabbits this afternoon. Thanks for the tutorial :-) Picture here.

Anonymous said...

THIS SOCK BUNNY IS SO DANG CUTE...THIS IS NOW GOING TO BE MY FIRST CRAFT THAT I HAVE EVER DONE!!! THANKS

Porsh said...

thankyou for this, the pictures are so helpful.. on the other websites they dont have any and it was hard to understand what to do but you've made it really easy :) i'l send a picture when its finished :D

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting! I've been looking for a cute pattern for a sock bunny, and now I've finally found one. Making this right now. <3

Anonymous said...

Hey I am doing a GCSE project and I would really like to use this idea for a demo. I need permission from the person who posted this; would it be alright for me to use it?

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