Looking for a Halloween sewing project? Why not sew a zombie bunny softie?
“Why a Zombie Rabbit?” I hear you cry!
I was inspired by this hilariously fabulous book.
I created this template for the shape of the Zombie Bunny.
Cut out the template and lay over the felt you have chosen for your Bunny’s body.
Cut around your template. You may like to secure with pins to hold your template in place.
I like to live on the edge and just hold the template tight as I cut around it.
(AKA I couldn’t find the pins.)
I traced around a lid to create the whites of the eyes.
The fun part of this project was creating the “embellishments” that I so desired.
I highly recommend it!
If you’d like the templates for the ears and belly, they are here.
I don’t know if the sewing purists will approve, but I used fabric glue to glue down the Bunny’s features. I then stitched everything into place.
Once all the features were in place, I laid the front of the bunny onto the back of a piece of glittery black felt.
My sewing Yoda, Trixi taught me this technique- you simply stitch the cut-out front to the back. No need to cut out a second piece according to your template. Once you have sewed around the edge of your softie, you simply cut along the shape. So simple!
I did a simple running stitch along the edge of the softie to secure both pieces together.
I started at the right foot and worked in a clockwise direction.
Make sure it’s a close stitch- otherwise your stuffing will poke through!
As you sew around the left foot, arm and ear, make sure to stuff your Bunny with filling.
I just used some filling from an old cushion inner that we no longer needed.
Stuff the head with filling before you stitch down the neck towards the finishing line. I used a skewer to push the stuffing in. Because I’m clearly a professional.
So this guy doesn’t yet have a name. Thoughts?
And if you have a go at making a Zombie Rabbit, tag me on Social Media so my guy can meet your softie!