How easy is it to make Target 2 for $5.00 socks into sock bunnies?
Of course I originally saw this on Lil’ Blue Boo‘s tutorial….which made it a ton easier.
And I had my sisters and sister in law staying here with us, who are awesome at crafts.
And my mom.
And my nieces.
So, it was really easy for me to sit back and watch them work away.
I kept giving my really pitiful middle child pout to get help.
It didn’t work.
It never has.
But I tried.
Then I tried bossing everyone. That didn’t work either.
I finally had to do mine on my own…..
Ok. I had help. A nieces friend took pity on me and did two of mine. I love new-comers!
Lil’ Blue’s tutorial is much more in depth but here is basically what you do……
We used Target knee sock’s and some knee socks I found on clearance at Walmart. Targets were 2 for $5.00, Walmart had theirs on clearance for two pairs for $2.50.
Notes before we get to the tutorial:
The heel of the sock is the “face” of your bunny.
You use both socks.
One sock is just for the arms. (you will have left over sock parts…just so you know)
You turn the socks inside out…..THEN sew them. (someone like me needs to know this stuff)
You leave a little hole in the crotch..that is where you stuff it and then hand stitch it shut
You sew the arms (which were the foot of the other sock) onto the bunny right side out (someone like me needs to know that stuff)
Ok…let’s carry on, shall we?
The pictures are your tutorial in this here neck of the woods.
After cutting your sock bunny, you sew the “cut” sections leaving a little hole in the “crotch” so that you can stuff your bunny.
See your little arms? They don’t go on until you turn it right-side out. Stuff them first. You knew that didn’t you? I wouldn’t have…..for real…….
Turn your bunny right side out…then stuff away.
See our sweet little stuffers. We had about twenty bunnies going at a time.
This is Freebirds “bunny stuffers” fake smile.
She wasn’t loving this project.
See the stuffed bunnies?
Once you have stuffed them, you can sew up the little hole you left for stuffing and add your stuffed arms, button eyes….nose and lips.
We even added an “I love mom” tattoo on Challengers bunny.
“We” meaning, my sister-in-law added it for me……
She took pity on me.
Or got sick of hearing me whine.
This is where it gets fun and fancy…..
Or just plain fun.
The buttons are buttons that my mother had collected throughout the years.
It made each bunny a little more sentimental.
We all loved picking out our bunny eyes.
Mismatched eyes were the favorite.
The kids and even the adults enjoyed personalizing their bunnies.
See the bow tie on the bunny above? The pink one? My momma added that.
Perfect for Easter baskets.
Our little boys and girls loved them.
Our adult boys and girls loved them.
Want to make one?
They were honestly quick and easy, if you aren’t doing them in batches of over 30.
I loved how my sister stitched her arms on her pink bunny above. See the little yellow x’s?
Some bunny want to talk to me?
Hoo hoo, hee hee, ha ha……
Don’t leave me hanging people.
Let me hear what you think.
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