Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cute as a bunny

I've been having lots of fun with my new book - 'Stuffed Animals' by Abigail Glassenberg.  I decided to make the bunny from the book as my next project. 

This time I used cotton flannel for the body (just to try out a different material) and then used fleece to make the carrot.  The flannel makes the toy nice and soft to touch - but it did stretch a little as I made it.  Again - I used Abby's techniques of using freezer paper for the pattern pieces and ironing it onto the fabric and then cutting it out.  I'm loving this technique.  I also used the Hemostats again and this is definately a tool I will be using all the time now - it does make the job of turning and stuffing the softie alot easier. 

The eyes on this bunny are just gorgeous as Abby has used a layer technique with felt to create the eyes and I think it looks really good.  I also love the cute little heart shaped nose.   This pattern also has a head gusset in it to make the head shape, and footpads for the feet - and I liked they way she instructs you to sew in the footpad.  I have made several dolls with footpads before (and other softies) and I do find sewing in the footpad can be a little tricky at times.  But simply sewing in one half of the footpad at a time makes the process a little easier (instead of just sewing it all the way around at once).  So thanks Abby - another technique and tip that will make future sewing of softies alot easier.
Now - which project will I make next? many lovely projects in the book to choose from...there's the bumblebee, elephant, cat, lion, monster, puppy.....You'll have to come back and see which one I decide to make next.  See you next time!
Happy Sewing!


  1. she looks fantastic Jody,can i ask what is a hemostats and in your next post could you show us a pic of it,thankyou.xx

  2. This bunny came out so beautifully! I love your fabric choices and her sweet face. Thank you so much for sewing from my book! It's thrilling to see!

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  4. LOVE your bunny! And love that you are giving Abby so much book love!!! Can't wait to see what you decide to make next!