Project by Paula Milner at The Crafty Lass
Create a lovely Bunny style cushion with floppy ears and a pompom tail, a perfect Spring decoration.
You Will Need
Paper and Pencil
Iron and Ironing Board
Pompom Maker (Optional)
Glue gun (Optional)
How to Make
1. MAIN CUSHION - CUT
Select and press your fabrics. Cut out a 50cm x 50cm square for your cushion front.
You will also need two rectangles 50cm x 38cm x for your cushion backs to fit a 50cm square cushion.
2. EARS – PATTERN & CUT
Take a piece of paper and draw a bunny ear template. The easiest way to do this is to fold the paper in half, draw an ‘arc’ shape for one half on an ear, cut out and then unfold. This ensures your ear is equal in measurements on both sides. Pin on to your fabric and cut out - you will need 4 x these shapes to make 2 ears.
3. SEW – EARS
Place 2 of your ear pieces right sides together and pin. Using a 0.5cm seam allowance, sew all the way around the edges leaving a gap at the bottom to turn out. Secure your threads, turn out the right way and press. Repeat with your 2nd ear.
4. SEW – BACKS
Take one of your cushion back pieces and fold one of the long edges over and sew in a straight line stitch to create a seam edge. Repeat with the second cushion back piece.
5. SEW – CONSTRUCT
Lay your main cushion piece down and place your bunny ears into position on top. Lay your cushion backs on top with right sides together. Pin everything into position before sewing all the way around the edge. Turn out the right way, and press.
6. POMPOM TAIL (Optional)
If you would like, you could also make a wool pompom tail and gluegun into position on the back.
Et voila! A bunny cushion… Enjoy!
Made by Paula Milner for the Craft Cotton Company 2021