Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bunny Barrette and Brooch Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I haven't done a tutorial for quite some time and I think I've come up with a sweet little project you'll enjoy!  These dear bunnies can be made into hair barrettes or brooches and would look perfectly adorable for an Easter outing or really for any day at all!

To download the pattern, please click here: PATTERN PIECES
















So, here's what you'll need:  Felt, matching embroidery thread, barrettes and/or a 1 inch brooch pin, a water soluble pen and a pink pencil crayon.










Cut out pattern pieces, lay onto felt and cut out.

Starting with one of the bunny bodies, place the tail just off centre as shown and applique on.  This will be the front body.

Using your water soluble marker, mark a little eye and embroider on.
















Place the two inner ears together and whip stitch all the way around, ending at the bottom edge with a blanket stitch.  Keep the thread attached.













Place the inner ear onto the back bunny body, slightly overlapping the bottom edge onto the top of the head as shown.  Please click on the image to get a better view:)  Applique bottom edge of ear onto head.














Place front body onto back body, making sure that the edges are evenly aligned. Whip stitch all the way around, starting at the right side of the neck.  Again, don't end off the thread as you'll need it to sew on the little bow.














Position the bow in the centre of the neck and stitch the very middle onto the body.  If you have a good length of thread left over, take it through to the back of the bunny as you'll be using it to attach the barrette or brooch pin next.













If you're making a brooch, place the pin lengthwise at the back of the bunny and sew it on securely, making sure that you sew it to the back body only - you don't want to see little stitches poking through at the front!  Attach the barrette in the same manner.

Congratulations!!  Hope you enjoyed making these little darlings!

hugs,
~Shelly
xo

34 comments:

  1. Oh very sweet!! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. QUÉ COSA MÁS CUCA !!!
    TE VOY A PONER UN ENLACE EN MI BLOG

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  3. How adorable, thank you for sharing!

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  4. Too adorable! And this is something that I can definitely make :D Thanks so much for posting this!

    ~ Kieli ~

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  5. Too adorable! And this is something that I can definitely make :D Thanks so much for posting this!

    ~ Kieli ~

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  6. Soooo cute!!!Thanks so much for sharing this pattern and tutorial!!
    Love from Holland,
    Esther

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  7. Какие замечательные, спасибо за мастер класс!

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  8. Thank you, Shelly, for sharing this tutorial!!! These make perfect little bunny brooches to wear for Easter and Spring!!! I love them!!!

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  9. **I've clicked the Pattern Pieces to download and nothing happens...

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    1. Hi Sandie,

      You'll need adobe to be able to access the pattern pieces. There should be a box that opens that asks if you want to open the file or save it. If you open it, it'll take you directly to the pattern:)

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    3. YAY!!! I got it finally!!! Had to copy link to downloads, then open from there! Whew!!!! Ok, making bunny brooches today!!! :D

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  10. How cute! Thanks so much for taking the time to create this tutorial and especially for sharing it with us!

    ~Angela

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  11. You are a sweetheart Shelly! I love your bunnies and can hardly wait to make them! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern and for your lovely tutorial! You are so kind to share with us! Have a lovely evening sweet friend! Love, Paula xo

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  12. Thank you for your tutorial, I have Adobe and is imposible to me open the pdf for the patterns. Is a beautiful work and I enjoy all yours designs. Sorry for my english.
    Maria del Pilar from Guayaquil, Ecuador

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    1. Hi Maria, you're very welcome! Did you try and copy the link to downloads and then open it after?

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    3. Finally I have the patterns I made clik in the link of patterns wit the right button of my mouse and choice the: save this link... and Eureka the pdf pattern is in my computer
      Thank you
      Maria del Pilar

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  13. Bunnies! Sqee! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. Thanks for the tutorial! Must make some before the huge family Easter gathering. At MY house. gulp.

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  15. Shelly, have spent the evening cutting the teensy tiny pieces for several brunny brooches. Wow, has been awhile since I cut tiny pieces of anything out, LOL! I also cut out some Binky Boo's....so tomorrow is for the sewing and beading. One quick question, are you using all 6 strands of embroidery floss? Thanks so much - I can't wait to see how they all come out!!!

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    1. Aren't they tiny Sandie?? I don't know what I was thinking, lol!, but, I must say that I love the way they turned out, so it was well worth all the squinting in the end!

      I only ever use one strand of embroidery thread for everything - it just seems to give a nicer, cleaner look to the seams and facial features, whereas using more strands can look bulky and thick.

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    2. Thanks, Shelly-yes, I see where 1 strand is plenty for these little bitsies. They DO look cute when finished. I'm going crossed-eyed sewing these tiny pieces, LOL; but I like how they look too! I'll take some pix when I get them all done. My camera is not that good and doesn't take quality close-up pix. I guess that's next on my list. I DID get a new little printer that I'm happy with. But I'll keep stitching away...

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  16. I'm so glad you're all happy with the bunny tutorial! It's just a little way to say thank you for all your lovely comments and visits!
    xo's

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  17. Aww, what a great little tutorial on how to make these little bunny hair clips. They would look too cute in any little girl's or her mother's hair. ^_^

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  18. So cute ! Thank you ! My grandaughter will like it !

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  19. So adorable! I might have to try to make one on a headband so it'll stay on my little girl's head.

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  20. These are so lovely Shelly...

    Carolyn

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  21. So very sweet! Thanks so much. x

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  22. What a darling blog with charming tutorial and patterns, thanks for sharing ♥ http://felting.craftgossip.com/2014/03/23/bunny-barrette-and-brooch-plus-sweet-animal-barrette-tutorials/

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