Updated: Jun 8
Hey there! If you're like me, you LOVE buffalo plaid. So, why don't we make a super cute buffalo plaid burlap bunny?!
Let's start with an easy version. If you don't own a sewing machine, and can hand stitch this adorable little decoration or perfect gift for the grandchild, this is for you!
Cut to whole pieces of a bunny pattern of your choice! If you don't have a sewing machine you can simply use hot glue to mend the pieces of burlap together but keeping the bottom open so it can be fluffed up with stuffing!
Next, I like to use the Floriani 12 weight thread for a heavy hand-stitch. Stitch around the bunny just to secure it and make a super cute pattern! After you stuff it, sew the bottom up, hot glue a cute little bunny tail, and finish him off with a bow tie of your choice! And tada! An adorable and easy project that even your kids could learn!
If you prefer to use a machine to sew this project.. Here is a little more detailed "how to":
"When cutting burlap, it helps to pull out one of the strands where you want the cut to be. Then just cut right where the strand was for a nice straight finish.
Make sure to use a heavy duty needle when sewing burlap. Set your machine to a short stitch length so the stitch catches all the fibers and strengthens the seam. To keep the edges even, you may want to use a walking foot or wide presser foot.
Burlap tends to fray a lot, so it helps to use a serger or zigzag stitch along the edges. You may also want to use fray check afterwards. After sewing burlap, you’ll probably want to wipe down your machine because there will likely be a bunch of loose fibers."
(Visit this blog to see pictures on how to sew burlap https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/how-to-sew-burlap/)
Okay so once your fabric is cute and your needles/foots are ready, sew away around the bunny, stuff it, put a bunny tail on, get that cute little bow tie and tada! Hop along to our next project and let us know what you'd like to see next!