Sewing a knot bunny lovey toy

My DIY knot lovey bunny
A SAFE INFANT TOY

I was looking for a pattern to make a fabric toy to pair with the baby star wrap blanket I made for our most awaited little one. I found the pattern for this adorable Knot Bunny Baby Lovey Comforter on Pinterest. I was re-directed towards the Easy Sewing website where we could download the free PDF pattern for a medium size bunny or we could purchase the pattern for a bigger bunny version.

Original pattern by Domenica from Easy Sewing
THE WEBSITE OFFER  FULL VIDEO AND PHOTO TUTORIAL

I decided to purchased the pattern for the bigger version of the knot lovey bunny, this way I could chose which size I preferred.

The website had very good instructions on how to print the patterns;

I printed the pattern in both sizes
4 PAGES FOR THE MEDIUM BUNNY AND 8 FOR THE BIG ONE

 

Trim and tape the pattern pieces together. Use the tiling guide
PATTERN PIECES TRIM AND TAPED TOGETHER

As you see in the above image, the tiling guide wasn’t exact, but it was easy to follow the bunny shape and tape the sheets of paper accordingly.

BIG AND MEDIUM PATTERNS

The smallest version is 19 3/8 inches (48.26 cm) long, from ear to paw, and the large version is  30.5 inches long ( 77.47 cm)  I chose to make the medium version of the bunny (my scrap of fabric wasn’t big enough to cut the biggest version).

my fabric coupon is a perfect match for the baby blanket
FABRIC COUPON IS A PERFECT COLOR MATCH TO THE BLANKET

On the left, you see the fleece fabric I used to make the star baby wrap blanket, and on the right is a coupon I had in my fabric stash, I really wont be able to find a better match than that!

There was just one little thing…

The smaller bunny didn’t have a knot on his neck, I wanted a knotted neck on my bunny!

That was an easy fix with a simple pattern modification;

I want to elongate the bunny's neck
STEP 1 & 2

Step 1; I traced an horizontal line across the neck on both the paper pattern and the fabric where I wanted to elongate the neck. Choosing a level where the neck was straight, above the shoulder level (see the image above).

Step 2; I transferred the bunny pattern onto the fabric by tracing around the template with a white gel pen, STOPPING where I wanted to elongate the neck, (not tracing around the bunny’s head).

pattern modification to elongate the neck
STEP 3

Step 3; On the fabric I traced another horizontal line 2 inches (5 cm) on top of the previous line. (See the image above). I figured that this distance would be enough to make a knot.

Placed the pattern 2 inches further
STEP 4 AND 5

Step 4; I cut the paper pattern on the mark where I wanted to elongate the neck.

Step 5; Placed the bunny’s head on the second line drawn onto the fabric (see the image above).

Step 6; Traced around the bunny’s head template to complete the pattern transfer.

This is how I elongated the neck, but please follow Domenica’s well illustrated  instructions from her website on how to transfer the pattern and how to sew along the traced template.

Below is my Knot bunny lovey version paired with my DIY baby star shape blanket.

Baby star wrap blanket and matching toy by CardinalSewingNest
A PERFECT COLOR MATCH FOR A NICE GIFT

Please see my previous Star wrap baby blanket post to see how I drafted the pattern and assembled the baby star wrap blanket you see in the above image.

Au revoir!

 

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