Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Things to Make: Glove Bunny Tutorial

Happy Tuesday!!

For today's tutorial I thought I'd share this super cute and simple idea for making soft little Easter bunnies out of a glove!!!

That's right!  This cute little fellow was created using a knit glove!  I got these super-marked down at the dollar store...I think they were twenty-five cents, or something!  Are you convinced you need to make a basketful of these, yet?

Materials Needed:
1 knit glove, in color of choice  ( I used this soft minky-type glove)
matching thread
pink embroidery floss
2 buttons for eyes
batting or stuffing

The first step  is to turn the glove inside out:

Next, carefully cut off the thumb, pinky, and middle fingers of the glove...save the scraps for later!

The next part can be done on a sewing machine, but I like to hand sew these little guys!  It's fun, and it's a great way to teach kids how to sew things by hand!  (If I were making these with kids I wouldn't use the fluffy kind of glove, though...it's a little harder to see where you've stitched!)  LEAVE THE BOTTOM OPEN!

After you sew the thumb, pinky, and middle finger openings shut, turn the glove right-side out.  (This is the best way to check and make sure you didn't miss any seams!!

The next step is the trickiest:  Sewing on the face!  Using the embroidery floss sew on the button eyes, and stitch a little nose.  Be careful that you are only sewing through the front part of the glove!

Cut off about an inch of the tip of one of the leftover fingers, and stuff it with a little fluff!

After the face has been stitched on, you can start stuffing!!  Stuff the ears, head, and body...I use the leftover scraps from the fingers to stuff the very bottom of the bunny.

After the bunny is stuffed to your liking, stitch the bottom opening edge closed.  I used a blanket stitch.

The last part is adding the tail!  Turn the cut edge of the save finger piece under, and whip stitch it to the bottom/back side of the bunny.  The little tail will help to prop your bunny upright!

And there you have it!!

I also added a pink ribbon around this little guy's neck, but that is totally optional!!

These would make super cute additions to any Easter basket, or as a quick little add-on to a baby gift!

Have fun creating a little bunny farm of your own!!



Erica {B is for Boy} said...

This is so adorable & easy! what a great idea!

Rebecca said...

So cute! I love that you can upcycle that remaining glove. We have quite a few hanging around that can't find their mate. :)

Prairie Patch said...

That is so cute! Love the idea of upcycling the gloves that don't have a twin anymore.

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Amy @ frillsandbils.blogspot.com said...

Those are adorable!

Kristy said...

Awesome! Thank you for sharing this. I have a few single gloves that would be perfect for this.

Ashley@EisyMorgan said...

I love making these! Yours looks so cute and eastery!! ha ha. Thanks for linking up!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

AWWWWWWW!! this little guy is SO adorable! love that you made it from a glove!!

I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

angelfitch said...

I’m just letting you know that I gave you an award today. I know it’s a silly thing, but I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. :o)

cindy said...

My grandkids would love these, guess I better get busy. Thanks for the fun idea/pattern.

Marcia@Frugalhomekeeping said...

I love this idea! So cute and easy. Just wanted to suggest that you could add a pocket big enough for an ice cube on his back, and you'd have a "boo-boo bunny" to soothe little ones' ouchies.

nette said...

awww...this one is sooo cute! :D

Sinister Soaps said...

So freaking adorable! Now I know what to do with the gloves I never wore! Both kids are getting a super cute bunny in their easter baskets. <3

Tricia said...

Love it! The bunny is so cute and it looks like something I could make in just one naptime. =) Thanks for sharing with SAHM of Etsy!


simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Sooooo cute! What a great idea!


Marushka C. said...

What a great idea! Thanks for writing it up.

Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

GREAT! And I JUST threw out our odd gloves last week! ha ha...

Oh my gosh, those are so awesome! I'd love to have you share them at my For the Kids Friday Link Party (still open). Those are so cute!


Sachiko said...

What a great idea! The bunny looks so cute and soft. Thank you for sharing!

AllieMakes! said...

Fun! Great re-fashion!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Jen said...

Love how fun and easy that is! My daughter would love to make some of those! Thanks for sharing this at Fantastic Friday.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

LOVE this little guy! You've been featured today at Craftastic Monday - be sure to grab a Featured On button:)

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