I’ve been wanting to make a Tilda Bunny ever since I saw some real cuties posted by Long Red Thread. I also have a deep love for linen… and a new machine I wanted to get to grips with! So this little project was perfect to satisfy all needs.
Just had to find a pattern which unsurprisingly doesn’t exist as a freebie. So for a mere £4.45 (special price at Amazon) I ordered a copy of Crafting Springtime Gifts. The free delivery option ensured it arrived the following morning which was even more impressive!
There are lots of lovely gift suggestions inside but the main focus is on the lovely Tilda Bunny itself. The instructions suggest making a card template to trace directly onto the fabric. You then stitch on the pencil lines and trim a small seam allowance to cut them out. They are filled with polyester toy filling and the openings are hand stitched. A tiny triangle of pink embroidery ensures a cute little nose and my daughters black fabric marker made for perfect eyes (and is now resident in my craft box…shhh don’t tell her!)
Ooo… nothing like a close up of those lovely linen fibres! I really should get out more!
I didn’t use much more than the basic running and overcast stitches but couldn’t resist incorporating a decorative star stitch round the hems of the bloomers… just because I can!
Of course it didn’t stop with the two bunnies and their traditional outfits. Samaria promptly earmarked a few dress designs from her Build-A-Bear catalogue and begged a party dress for her bunny. Strapless with a sweetheart neckline… why of course!
I can’t go without a mention to the wonderful Mr Ooobop! Not only is he the reason I am now in posession of the most amazing sewing machine, he also took these fantastic photos for me. He is becoming a dab hand with the camera lately and I will be sure to share some of his creations with you real soon.