A Sock Bunny Tutorial just in time to make these for Christmas or hang them out of the top of your Christmas stockings! I never knew that making a Sock Bunny could be this easy, but it is, not to mention a lot of fun! While I was making this Sock Bunny, both Nikita and Bella hung by my side because they thought it was for them, but this one is for Me! (I will have to make each of them one too, since they will probably not leave mine alone!)
Anyhow, let’s begin with the tutorial! If you are making these for a child under the age of 3, just stitch the eyes on instead of using buttons so there won’t be a choking hazard. First, you need to purchase knee high socks, which you can pick up rather inexpensively. (the ones I used were from KMart and they were $3, now today, I see that they are marked down to $1.50) Pick out a pair that has vibrant colors or choose a design like I did that has a nice holiday flare!
STEP ONE: Lay the first sock flat on a table with the heel on top, then cut the foot of this sock right down the middle and stop about an inch from the heel (as the heel will be the face).
STEP TWO: Cut the other side of this sock down the middle as shown, as these will be the legs of the bunny.
STEP THREE: Cut the foot off the second sock. This will turn into the bunny’s arms.
STEP FOUR: Cut the foot of the second sock down the middle.
STEP FIVE: Back to the first sock, turn your sock inside out and hand stitch or use a sewing machine to sew the ears shut.
STEP SIX: Sew the bottom of the feet and insides of the bunny legs as shown, leaving a large 2 inch hole to insert stuffing into. Fill the body, ears, and legs of the bunny with stuffing. Now you can sew the bottom of the body together once you have all the stuffing inside. (Since I did not have any regular filling, I used a snow blanket and cut it into strips for my stuffing)
STEP SEVEN: Back to the second sock (the arms). Turn these inside out and sew each arm shut, but leave the ends open. Stuff each arm, then sew arm together at end.
STEP EIGHT: Hand stitch the arms onto the sides of the body of the bunny.
STEP NINE: Stitch on buttons for eyes, and you can use embroidery thread to stitch on a nose. (I have not added my eyes yet because I am still deciding on what I want)
The sewing on this project is minimal thanks to the knee high socks, but you can make a bunch of these in a weekend if you have lots of Christmas stockings to fill as they are easy to make! Have fun and let me know if you make any, because I would love to see what you created!