My close friend’s daughter is turning one this month. When I asked Krista what Everleigh needed, she said NOTHING. She honestly has everything. Of course, I couldn’t go to a birthday party and not bring a gift, so I made it my mission to make her something special. I started brainstorming and decided I had to use up some of my fabric scraps.  I ended up picking out the book “How Much I Love You” which sparked the idea to create a bunny to go with the book. That spiraled into the bunny needing a home, so I created a bag to carry bunny and some accessories around – making it perfect for quiet play in restaurants, etc. So today I’m going to share with you how I made this super easy Scrap Fabric Bunny!

Scrap Fabric Bunny Pattern
Scrap Fabric Bunny Tutorial
Isn’t she cute? She is super easy to make. She took me about an hour. Let’s learn how to make one, shall we?
Easy Scrap Fabric Bunny

DIY Softie Tutorial


Scrap Fabrics
Sewing Machine
Scrap Fabric Bunny Pattern


Download and save the Scrap Fabric Bunny Pattern to your computer. Open it in Adobe Reader and print.

Bunny Pattern
Using the pattern, cut out 2 pieces for the body, 4 arms, 4 legs, and 4 ears.
Bunny Softie

Sew the extremities

Starting with an arm, place the right sides together.
Starting on one side, sew all the way down and around the bend and back up the other side, using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Do not sew across the top. Leave that open for turning.
Do the same for the legs and the ears.
Flip each extremity right side out.
Bunny Ears
For the ears, fold in the bottom sides and tack into place (see picture above).
DIY Bunny Stuffed Animal

Attaching extremities and sewing the body

Now let’s create a Rabbit Sandwich!

Place the body, right side up.

Set the ears at the top of the head, right side down, with about a 1/2″ space in between them.

Place the arms on the sides, making sure they are the same height from the bottom.

Last, place the legs with a 1/4″ space in between.

Bunny Pattern

Place the second body piece right side down and pin all pieces into place.

DIY Bunny

Starting at about 1/2″ from the bottom on one side, sew around the entire edge of the bunny using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Leave a 2″ space for turning (I tend to end about 1/4″ below the bunny’s arm).

Stuffed Bunny

Flip the bunny right side out.

Bunny Tail

Adding a bunny tail

If the bunny is for a very small child, you may want to skip the next step.
Grab a pom-pom and needle and thread and sew the pom-pom onto the bunny’s rear.
I reach in through my turning hole to sew it into place. Make sure it is nice and secure, fasten off.
Now stuff the bunny nice and full and hand stitch the opening shut.

Adding the bunny face

Bunny Pattern
With a Fabric Sharpie draw on eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers.
Fabric Bunny
That’s it! You’re all done.
Now that your Scrap Fabric Bunny is ready, head over to the tutorial on how to make a Carrying Case/House/Bed!
Do you have a little one that loves cats?
DIY Scrap Fabric Cat with SVG Cut File or PDF Pattern
Guess what? I’ve made a Scrap Fabric Cat and shared the pattern in both svg and pdf formats!