Hi!! Donna Beth here!
Today I made a silent video on how to make a washcloth stuffed bunny. I hope you find it useful and entertaining. I felt like I was miming the whole time. 🤣 Enjoy!!
- Knitted or fabric Washcloth (mine was 100% cotton yarn)
- Embroidery #2 (6 strand) thread
- Wool needle
- Yarn for tail (I used acrylic accent color yarn)
- Satin Ribbon for eyes and bow
- Stuffing (I used quilt batting that I tore apart to make it more like Poly-fil)
- Sew a triangle with the embroidery thread with the bottom of your triangle going across the middle of your square washcloth…. then meeting at the top center for the top point making sure to leave an extra 10 inches on one end and about 3 or 4 inches on the other end so that you can gather the thread later.
- Take a small amount of stuffing and put in the middle of the triangle. Hold in place while gathering the thread from step 1. This should then result in a head and ears roughly. Secure the head together by tying the threads together.
- Pinch one of the ears together then using the longer one of the thread tails still attached poke it back through to shape your ears in place using the wool needle again….do the same to the other ear making sure your thread is hidden. Then poke the thread through to create a pocket for your eyes on both sides that you will later use to put an eye with satin ribbon.
- Depending on how much you have left either tie off and start a new thread or keep going to sew the body into a circle leaving the bottom open to allow you to stuff…. then stuff. 😉
- Continue in a circle around the bottom of the bunny to then gather your thread but before gathering make sure you have enough stuffing and add a circle of cardboard to allow your bunny to stand better. Gather fully and tie off.
- Add knots of ribbon for the eyes… a bow around the neck, and if you want a nose.
- I always do the tail last for some reason. I think because it finishes off the bunny look so nicely. Take your matching yarn and either make a pom pom or simply sew loose loops as I did here to create the tail. Enjoy!
This is a great center piece, stuffed animal, teether (soak in water then put in freezer for 15 to 20 mins), or simply a decoration for bathroom, kitchen… where ever your heart desires. Time to create your own!