SEWYEAR EASTER BUNNY EARS

FRONT OF DRESS AND SHOES AND HEADBAND

Easter will soon be upon us and for my Velcrobrand Blog post this month I’ve created a sweet little bunny outfit complete with shoes and bunny ears (above).  If you want to know how to make the costume and decorate the shoes then head over to their blog here. If you want to know how to make the bunny ears then read on!

These bunny ears are made from my favourite material of the moment- grey marl sweatshirt fabric… I love it because its easy to work with, doesn’t fray and give everything that little bit of casual cool. I’ve decorated them with felt flowers – because everything looks better decorated with flowers!

 

BUNNY EARS FLORAL CROWN SEWYEAH

 

YOU WILL NEED:

for the headband: 2 pipecleaners, 1 plastic headband, grey marl fabric or similar about 30 x 20 cm, bondaweb or fabric glue, fabric for inner ear – patterned cotton or similar, glue gun, various coloured felt, needle and thread.

 

instructions after the pic …

SEWYEAH EASTER BUNNY EARS HOW TO1

 

  1. Fold one pipe cleaner in half and shape so it looks like a bunny ear.
  2. Place two pieces of the marl fabric together right sides facing and then place the pipe cleaner onto the top piece and draw around approximately 1cm from the cleaner. Draw the base of the ear as a wide opening (about 4cm) (you should be drawing on the wrong side of the fabric)
  3. Repeat for a second ear
  4. Machine sew around the ears following your drawn line. Stop and start about 2cm up from the base of the ear. Trim away any excess fabric and notch around the curves.
  5. Turn both ears right side out and press.
  6. Fix the Bondaweb to a piece of the inner ear fabric then cut two ear shapes smaller than the main ears by about 2cm all round.
  7. Iron these in place on the main ears (instead of Bondaweb you could use fabric glue)
  8. Insert one pipe cleaner into each ear.
  9. Bend the ears to give them some character.
  10. Take one ear and wrap the two ends of the pipe cleaner around the headband.
  11. Pull the marl fabric down over the pipe cleaner ends and the headband and use a glue gun to fix in place.
  12. Repeat with the second ear.
  13. Make lots of felt flowers (see instructions below) and then use the glue gun to fix in place around the ears.

 

TO MAKE THE FLOWERS

SEWYEAH EASTER FELT FLOWERS PRIMROSETo make the primrose:

  1. Cut a 12cm x 3cm rectangle of yellow felt, concertina this into 5 sections and then cut an arch across the top.
  2. Unfold the rectangle and trim to neaten the petal shape if necessary. Cut a 7 x 2cm rectangle from the cream felt, then from this cut a freestyle wobbly shape similar to the one in the photograph. Finally cut two leaf shapes from the green felt.
  3. Roll the cream petals into a tight roll and sew a couple of stitches across the bottom to hold them in place. Take the yellow petals and using a needle and thread sew a medium size running stitch along the straight edge. Pull the two ends of thread to gather the petals up, knot the thread to hold the flower closed
  4. Insert the cream petals into the middle of the yellow ones and fix with a couple of stitches or a blob of glue.

SEWYEAH EASTER FELT FLOWERS CHRYSANTHEMUM

To make the Chrysanthemum:

  1. Cut a 10 x 3cm rectangle of felt, fold in half lengthways and snip into it at 5mm intervals. Make sure you don’t cut all the way through!
  2. Keeping the felt folded in half and starting at one end roll into a tight bud shape. Fix at the outside edge with a small dab of glue or a couple of stitches.

SEWYEAH EASTER FELT FLOWERS ROSETo make the Rose

  1. Cut a felt circle approximately 6cm in diameter. Starting at the outside cut a spiral shape into the circle, you can cut with a straight line, or a wavy one.
  2. Don’t worry about being too perfect as a wobbly line adds to the uniqueness of the final flower. Starting from the outside of the circle again roll the flower up.
  3.  Then fix the middle of the spiral to the bottom of the flower with a blob of glue.

Remember if you want to make the shoes and Bunny dress click here for the instructions.

 

DID YOU KNOW … I am way more prolific on instagram than on here … I’m sorry but how ever hard I try my blog posts are never as frequent as I’d like. For daily craft inspiration, mini projects and basically fun then click here to see my @sewyeah instagram and follow me. Thank you I love you all!  x x x x

 

 

SEWYEAH VELCRO EASTER WREATH FINISHED

How delightful is this wreath? Every month I create a craft project for the lovely people at VELCRO® Brand – (y’know the magic hook and loop stuff this is useful for waaaay more things than you’d imagine!)

For this months project I made this wreath from two metal hoops, a load of string, felt, Easter decorations and of course some hook and loop – But where’s the VELCRO® Brand products I hear you ask? Click here to go to their website, get all the step by step instructions and find out!

 

DID YOU KNOW … I am way more prolific on instagram than on here … I’m sorry but how ever hard I try my blog posts are never as frequent as I’d like. For daily craft inspiration, mini projects and basically fun then click here to see my @sewyeah instagram and follow me. Thank you I love you all!  x x x x

SEWYEAH VELCRO EASTER WREATH DETAIL

sewyeah Velcro Brand flowers

Last weekend was awesome! I spent three days at The Handmade Fair in Hampton Wick. The fair was full of like minded people selling craft, buying craft, looking at craft, quite frankly eating, sleeping and making craft. It was exhausting but also exhilarating, chatting to a lot of lovely people about a very lovely passtime.

I was there working with VELCRO® Brand to help them show how handy their product is when it comes to crafting. They have a whole host of different product for different uses – for fabric, for hanging things off walls and even small strips to hold your Orchids up!

 

Sewyeah at the handmade fair 2016

Throughout the day I was teaching workshops making faux leather (or pleather; plastic leather you see!) flowers that could be fixed to clothes, bookmarks or headbands using VELCRO® Brand Stick On For Fabrics. Sometimes there was one or two people sitting around the table, sometimes a small group but every afternoon I ran a Grand Make teaching around 250 people how to make a simple flower headband.

Before my first workshop I thought I would be really nervous and shaky but in reality when I donned my headset mike and walked up onto the stage I loved it! I really enjoyed seeing people make something for the first time and to see them take my idea and begin creating their own versions of it.

sewyeah workshops

sew yeah Handmade fair 2016

I had so many people come up to me afterwards to say they had really enjoyed the project and couldn’t wait to share it with their church group, their Brownie pack or their craft club that I promised that I would share a step by step on my blog … and here it is …

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SEWYEAH EASTER POM POM BUNNY 2

There’s still time to get your Easter craft on! These cute little pompom bunnies are relatively quick and easy to make

 

YOU WILL NEED: Grey and White wool – I’ve used Red Amore from Loveknitting.com, Grey and pink felt, small scissors – Korbond do a nice little pair that are great for trimming pompoms. small length of grey and pink embroidery thread for eyes and nose.

 
FOR THE HEAD: Make a grey pom pom using the smallest pom pom maker. Trim it so it’s nice and round.

sewyeah easterpompom bunny 1

 

FOR THE EARS:Cut two ear shapes from some grey felt. My bunnies have average length ears about 5cm on and 1.5 cm wide. Also cut some inner ears from the pink felt. Use a little fabric glue to fix the pink and grey ears together. To add a little more character add a blob of glue at the base of each ear and pinch together till dry.

sewyeah easter pompom bunny ears2

 

 

FOR THE BODY: Make the bunnies body using the second largest maker. To make his white tummy begin wrapping white wool around one half of the maker. Wind about 20 wraps of wool between the two outer dimples.

sewyeah easterpompom bunny 5

 
Continue wrapping wool between these two points but gradually decrease the wraps so you begin to form a triangle wedges shape with the wool. Use about another 30 wraps to form this wedge. It should look something like this when you have finished.

sewyeah easter pompom bunny 7

 

Fill the rest of this half of the pom pom maker with grey wool. Then use the grey wool to fill the other.

SEWYEAH pom pomEASTER BUNNY tummy

 

Complete the pom pom and remove from the maker. You will see a big white circle on one half of the pom.

sewyeah easter pompom bunny 9

 
Trim the pom pom so the tummy circle becomes more defined. Also trim the bottom of the pom pom flat.

sewyeah easterpompom bunny 10

Make a small white pom pom for the tail. Trim quite a lot so it is smaller than his head!! Use a glue gun to fix the tail, and head to the body. Then glue the ears in place.

sewyeah easterpompom bunny11
To  make the bunnies eyes and nose, thread a length of black embroidery thread onto a needle making sure both lengths of wool are equal. Push the needle through the bunnies head where you would like an eye. Trim the wool very short at the back so you can’t see it and trim the wool at the front flush with the grey wool so it looks like a little eye! Repeat for his other eye.

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Make a nose in a similar way. Three or four strands of pink wool are enough.

sewyeah easter pompom bunny13

Finnish bunny off with some jazzy accessories – some glasses, an Easter bonnet or just a simple bow round the neck.

SEWYEAH EASTERPOMPOM BUNNY

 

These are some of the bunnies we created last week when I ran a bunny making workshop in association with Loveknitting.com and Stylist Magazine. They were all so cute!!

sewyeah easter bunny workshop 2

sewyeah easter bunny workshop 3

sewyeah Easter bunny workshop

Now hop to it!!
SEWYEAH EASTER POMPOM BUNNY