This week has been a whirlwind of precipitation, Monday started off with sunshine, Tuesday it poured rain all day, Wednesday it rained and snowed, and today it’s snowing again, so what do you do when you are sick of the crappy weather? You craft!
I remembered that I picked up two pairs of really cool knee high socks at Pat Catan’s a few months ago and I wanted to make a second sock bunny. So, I pulled out one pair and got in gear to make a bunny, unfortunately, I found out in the middle of my project that I did not have enough filling to finish the bunny, so I need to head back to the store to get some, but I did get the bunny all cutout and sewed together.
Making this type of Sock Bunny is really easy and all you need is a great pair of knee high socks to make it. You lay the sock flat with the heel showing on top and cut down a few inches from the “toes” to almost the heel as you are now making the ears of the bunny. Next, you cut up from the band of the sock a few inches as this makes the legs of the bunny. Then you flip the sock inside out. Pin around your ears and legs to get your bunny ready for sewing. Sew all around the ears first, then sew up both legs and leave a hole or opening on the bottom of the bunny so you have an opening to stuff it. The next thing to do is to stuff your bunny with filling and make sure you stuff the face or heel of the sock bunny real good so the face is prominent on your bunny. I used a letter opener to push the stuffing into the bunny which helped a lot. Finish stuffing, and then hand sew the opening when you are done. Then, you can sew on cute buttons for eyes or even get your embroidery thread out and sew on a cute nose.
I’ve got great plans for this bunny when I get more stuffing and can finish it, so keep watching for another post to see what I do! What is amazing is that a cheap pair of cute socks can make an adorable stuffed bunny! And, since this craft project is so easy, not to mention a lot of fun, and you know how bunnies multiply…..I can see a lot of these being made in the near future!