Today a quick tutorial for a change. Quick enough to make it to Holidays. And I mean Easter, not X-Mas :)
My proposal is to enrich your collection of Easter decorations, as well as for non-Easter bunnies admirers and pretty things lovers. Let's make bunny cutlery holders.
You will need:
- pieces of fabric (0.5 m is more than enough to make two bunnies)
1. Make yourself a stencil. Take fork and knife and check how long the belly must be to fit them and draw something bunny-like. Improve it, iterate it, get inspired, get wild.
2. Cut it out and be overly satisfied with your work. Alternatively, download the stencil (below) that I've made based on this first hand-drawn with improvements: longer foot (it was impossible to turn it inside out) and higher tail (in the draft version it looked like a giant heel).
3. Using the stencil, draw the bunny on a folded fabric and cut it out with large allowance - it will be trimmed anyway after sewing pieces together.
4. Put pieces of bunny right sides together on a piece of wadding and insert folded fabric between them so that the folding line is where the pocket line on the stencil.
5. Pin the layers together and sew...
... leaving a quite large hole in the bunny's feet:
6. Trim the seam allowance to ca. 0.5 cm, cut out the tops and cut along the convex edges (especially between ears), to make it all look nice after turning inside out:
7. Turn inside out and iron the wrinkles a little, not to press the wadding too much.
8. Close the hole in the foot by hand or by machine sewing alongside the foot's edge - you can always say it was supposed to be a sole...
9. Make another bunny or maybe even more (you know how fast do they proliferate) and allow yourself to please your senses: sight, feel, even taste - you won't sit over empty plates now, will you? :)