project: vintage bunny pin
This sweet little bunny pin comes at the request of my mother. I always try and give her proper credit here on the blog, but sometimes I think she's more influential than I even realize. Anyway, since she was a little girl, my mom has had this pin:
She continues to wear it every year at Easter time, and for a while she has wanted me to make a pattern from it and make more of them. Now I have, and you can too!
Here's what you need:
Safety pin or bar pin back
Skinny ribbon or trim
Bunny Pin pattern
***Some folks have had trouble with the PDF, so here's a PNG which may be better. Finished size is about 2.5 inches tall.***
Use the pattern PDF to cut out two bunny pieces. Stitch a face onto one and stitch the pin onto the other. The face pattern is symmetrical, but you should still check to make sure that you have the pin sewn so that when you put this together, the edges will match up.
Sew around the edges with a whip stitch or blanket stitch, leaving an opening for the stuffing.
Add stuffing. Getting it into the ears can be tricky, but a chopstick will help. Sew it closed.
Make a little bow from the ribbon, then sew it onto the top of your bunny's head.
This bunny is pink at my sister's request, but I want a lavender bunny for myself. I think that the original remains the cuter pin, but it's hard to compete with true vintage cuteness!