HOW TO MAKE A BUNNY PILLOWCASE
Easter has sneaked up on me this year. I’m so not ready for the inevitable chocolate egg binge that awaits us, but what I can’t get enough of is Cute Bunny Crafts. I could happily see bunnies pics all year long and not get tired of them one bit.
If you are looking for something fun to make and give this Easter I’ve got the perfect project for you. This Bunny Pillowcase can be enjoyed all year round and hardly involves any sewing at all. I’ve used an existing pillow case and jazzed it up a bit. If you don’t have a sewing machine, this project is easy to hand stitch so there is no excuse not to make one. Matching ‘His and Hers’ would look so cute on a double bed.
Choose what ever pillow case pattern suits your style. I’ve chosen a vintage floral to match Emma’s vintage bed linen, but a plain colour or a geometric design would give this a modern edge.
You will need:
- Standard Pillowcase (I’ve used a vintage floral one)
- 2 Copies of Pattern Template
- Co-coordinating cotton fabric
- Felt square
- Embroidery floss to match felt
- Embroidery needle
- Embroidery hoop
- Sewing Machine
- General sewing supplies
How to make a Bunny Pillowcase:
To make Bunny Ears
1.Print out 2 copies of Pattern Template and outer ear shapes. To use flip one over so they mirror each other.
2. Fold fabric in half and pin both ear patterns onto double layer of fabric.
3. Out adding a 1cm (1/2″) seam allowance around the ear shapes.
4. With right sides of fabric facing, sew around edge with 1cm seam allowance, leave bottom open. If you don’t have a sewing machine this can be hand stitched.
5. Clip curves.
6. Turn right side out and press.
Assembly of Bunny Pillowcase
7. From pattern out 2 eye circles and cross for mouth. Pin on felt with no seam allowance.
8. Pin face onto pillow case and position ears about 4″ from edges.
9. Turn bottom of ears inside and hand stitch onto top of pillowcase.
10. With embroidery thread, use a running stitch to sew on felt face features.
Looks super cute in Emma’s room. I made it for her as a surprise and she squealed when she saw it.
It can be used as an every day pillow case, just flip it over to the plain side for sleeping.
A finished standard pillow case should measure about 22.5 inches by 31.5 inches, allowing for fill depth, seaming and an approximate 4-inch hem. One yard of 45-inch-wide fabric should be enough to make one standard case, if the material is preshrink.
Flannel is the best material to use for pillow cases you and your guests will sleep on during winter.
You can keep them in the linen closet for sheet sets, storing quilts or blankets, or just give them to the local women’s shelter. You could stuff them with cedar chips, sew up the opening, and use them as a pet bed.