Rabbit run….



How cute are these? I found a picture tutorial here, and decided to give these a go. They are a great way of using up scraps and the reels of cotton are rather old ones that were given to me when an old aunt had a clear out!


There were no real measurements given in the original pattern – so I had to wing it a bit.

I cut out the pieces (shown above) and made a body out of the linen semi-circle and large flowered piece of material – rather like an egg cosy. Then I stitched around the outside of the two circles and gathered them in to make two Suffolk puffs. The larger puff was stitched to the bottom of the body and the smaller was sewn on top of the bunnies ears – which were made from the oval piece of linen. For a better set of photo instructions go to the link above.

Buttons were then sewn onto either side of the little rabbit and a cotton reel secured onto the front by running a ribbon through the reel and tying it around the buttons.

Et voila!

Happy stitching to all!



About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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15 Responses to Rabbit run….

  1. They are absolutely adorable.

  2. claire93 says:

    how cute!!!! and practical too!

  3. Those are so cute!! I am feeling the need to make a few for my studio as I think the kids I teach would love them!

  4. They do look very sweet – well done!

  5. Mrs G says:

    You’re so unfair! Now I’ll have to have a go at these cute little creatures. Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. Oh these are ao sweet! I need them for ALL my spools!

  7. Catherine says:

    These are so sweet! They will bring a smile to your face every time you see them.

  8. Kim says:

    Super cute (I’m late commenting as I’m playing catch up!)

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