Sunday, March 25, 2012

Prim Bunny (A Free Sewing Pattern)

Can you spot the burlap rose on my little prim bunny? I ended up painting, staining and then baking my burlap strip before making the rosette. I wanted it to more closely match the bunny itself. The osnaburg and burlap both have such wonderful textures but I wanted them the same color. I think it makes just the perfect bushy bunny's tail, don't you?

There are many prim bunny patterns like this one, especially this time of year. This is just my interpretation. I contemplated little french knot eyes or a stitched nose (both of which would look very sweet) but at the end I always choose less.

I love the way she came out, especially her lines. I was a little concerned sketching the pattern. Sewing curves is not my favorite thing to do and I don't think there's a straight line anywhere in there. Her curves are soft though and I had no problem whatsoever stitching her up. I think they give her such a graceful look and are most likely the reason I've decided that she is a she. Of course yours can be a boy. You can leave off the tail entirely, if you wish. Or perhaps some wool roving? I think she would look sweet with a little rusty bell tied around her neck or a burlap saddle over her back. My bunny is painted white then tea stained but how about a brown or black bunny?

If you would like to download the free sewing pattern you can do so from my Free Patterns page. As always, if you have any trouble downloading the pattern just send me an e-mail at and I will e-mail you a copy of the pattern. I'd love to see what you guys come up with so be sure to send me photos of your finishes. For now, it's time for me to put away the sewing machine and get back to stitching. I'll share my progress with all of you soon enough but now my stitching and I are in much need of some quality time :)


Jennie Lynn


Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Such a sweet bunny Jennie!!!
Thanks so much for sharing the pattern.
Prim Blessings

aprilmecheelesdulllife said...

So cute Bunny Jennie! Thanks also for The Burlap Rose Tutorial!!

Pamela@ The Sampler Makers Farmhouse said...

You make such pretty things!

Christine said...

Thank you for this, off to download the pattern now, it's adorable

mdgtjulie said...

She's a cutie. Grats on the finish!!

Robin said...

Thank you for the sweet pattern. I can't wait to make a bunny of my own! Love your blog!

Karen Piehl said...

thank you for your inspiriing blog and free pattern. i loved the bunny so much i made 4 of them and blogged about it:

take a look sometime, karen