Back in December I showed you how to make fabric Christmas tree bunting, and now that we are a week away from Easter I thought I would adapt this to make some cute Easter bunny bunting.
If you would like to check out my previous post on how to make Christmas tree bunting you can do so here. I have made very few changes (apart from the shape)! except this time I decided not to ‘pad’ them out using wadding or interfacing as I wanted to keep them as light-weight as possible.
I wanted to keep this tutorial simple, so your supplies are probably things that you already have in your sewing stash – apart from perhaps the pom poms. I purchased these from The Range in the children’s craft dept. for £1.99, but you could make your own if you have spare yarn and a snazzy pom pom maker or your own template. Or of course you could use cotton wool balls.
You will need:
- Fabric scraps. I chose pastel colours as they reminded me of Spring.
- Any bunny template. There are lots of free templates available on the internet.
- Bias binding or tape to use as the string for your bunting.
- Fabric scissors and pinking shears.
- Matching thread.
- Pom poms, or cotton wool balls.
- Sewing machine.
Let’s go! To start with you need to cut out your fabric a little bit bigger than the size of the bunny. Each bunny requires 2 pieces of fabric. Place the 2 pieces of fabric together, with the wrong sides facing, and pin the bunny template on the top.
Take this to your sewing machine and carefully sew around the bunny shape as close to the edge as you can.
Remove your pins and cut around the edge with your pinking shears taking care not to snip your line of stitching.
Repeat this process for as many bunnies as you want!
Decide how long you would like your bunting to be and cut a length of bias binding or tape to that length, you may want to allow a little extra to make loops at each end. I did this. I pressed my tape in half lengthwise as this makes it much easier when it comes to sewing it. Evenly space your bunnies along the tape and encase the tops of their ears inside the fold of the tape. Pin in place.
Now all you need to do is take your bunting to your machine and stitch along the whole length of the bunting making sure that the ears of the bunnies don’t slip out and are caught inside the tape as you stitch. You can turn each end under to make a hanging loop whilst you are stitching.
Now the fun part. Use your glue to pop a little pom pom tail on each of the bunnies. You could use a few hand stitches if you prefer, but do this whilst your bunnies are still single layer then your stitches won’t show on the back when it’s hanging.
You’re all done! If you can bear it, it’s a good idea to try to leave it whilst the glue dries before hanging. I wouldn’t want you to lose your tails.
Show off your bunting wherever you like, I’m sure it will be admired!
Wishing you all a very happy Easter. Take care and I’ll be back soon,