Sock Bunny Sewing Tutorial

Sock Bunny Sewing Tutorial

Sewing Pattern: Download pattern here.

Make: 1
1. Sock (crew length, with folded cuff or with long cuff), 1
2. Shank Button (as eye) 3/8″ [10mm], black, 2
3. Embroidery Floss, Blue / Pink
4. Ribbon, Blue / Pink
5. Poly-fill stuffing material

1. Sewing machine
2. Sewing needle (prefer long) and pins
3. Scissors
4. Erasable fabric marker
5. Iron

Seam Allowance: approx. 1/8 – 1/4″

Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock yields better quality than thin sock.
The sock bunny can’t sit on its own, I pinned them down for photography purpose.
You may add beads or rice to make the bottom heavier so that it can sit properly. Add the rice or beads in a small sachet and insert it into the body before closing up the opening.
Otherwise, you may add a string on it’s head to hang it up. Pinch the head and lift it up to find a balancing point to add string to hang.

Update May 2015:
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materials1. Materials to make sock bunny as listed above.
2. Carefully unpick the folded cuff at the wrong side with scissors or seam ripper.
3. Turn to wrong side and iron the sock flat with foot facing up.
4. Draw the sock bunny pattern on the sock with erasable fabric marker.

sew cut1. Pin the layers and sew with sewing machine or hand. Sew ears and arms only.
2. Cut the pattern out from the sock with minimum 1/8″ seam allowance.
3. Split the toe part into half.
4. Draw 2 circles and cut them out.

1. Turn the sock right side out, face, body, arms, feet and tail.
2. Stuff ear with poly-fill stuffing material. Only stuff the end and leave the area near to the head lightly stuff.
3. Stuff the face too, shape it such that the heel of the sock becomes the mouth of the bunny.
4. Run a round of stitches near to the raw edge, put to close the opening.

nose and mouthUse erasable fabric marker, sketch nose and mouth on bunny’s face.

embroiderySatin stitch the nose and brunch stitch the mouth with 6 strands embroidery floss.

eyes1. Mark eyes position by projecting a line horizontally from the toe side, intersect with a line from another point of the seam line of the toe.
2. Sew a black shank button to the marking.
3. Make a few stitches so that it is securely fasten on the sock.
4. Bring the needle to the other point via the stuffing, pull tight to “sink” the eye into the face. Knot the thread on the marking before sewing the second eye.

1. Draw a circle at the bottom of the face. Equally divide the circle into about 12 parts.
2. Draw a line at the body and equally divide the spacing into 12 parts too.
3. Slip stitch body to the face follow the markings.
4. The markings will make sure that the body and head is properly matched.

Stuff up the body, feet, arms and tail. Run stitches near the raw edge, pull to close the opening.
For feet and tail, roll the poly-fill on your palms to make it round and small before wrap it with sock.
For arm, slip stitch the opening instead of running stitch.

feetMark 3 lines on the bunny’s foot. Sew with embroidery floss to shape the foot.

1. Mark arm position on the side of the bunny.
2. Slip stitch around the arm to the body.
3. Mark and slip stitch the tail in place.
4. Repeat the same to the feet.

Make a few stitches to tight the ears together.

Put on a ribbon bow at the side of the ear.
You may put a string on the top of the sock bunny and hang it up.
Go hug your little sock bunny.

{More photos and story on first page.}

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40 comments... read them below or add one

  1. thank you. I’m so glad! so cute!

  2. Very cute – I have lots of stray socks waiting to become something.

  3. They are adorable!
    You are so talented, Joanne! I think you need to join to teach people to do beautiful things and make some money along the way!
    ~ Iryna

  4. Awwww! this is cute. Thank you for the pattern.I will be making a few of these.:)

  5. Quedo precioso!!!!

  6. Oh dear…. This is so CUTE!!!
    I want to make 1 for my best friend’s daughter!!!!
    Thanks for this lovely tutorial….

  7. This is the cutest bunny I have ever seen… Thank you so much for sharing ;o)
    Greetings from Denmark

  8. Now I know where all the odd socks go to. Absolutely precious! Thank you

  9. Love it… Cute idea and a cute bunny !!

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  14. Where did you purchase those polka dot socks?

  15. Lovw this cute bunny it will be made and added to my other sock animals

  16. This is the cutest bunny Have ever seen. One question where do you live and how did you come up with that idea?

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  18. Прелесть! Спасибо за мастер класс!

    Translation (by Google):
    Lovely! Thanks for the master class!

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  20. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome! So cute!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #26 🙂
    Have a great week!!

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  22. So cute! Such a cute bunny! I love bunnies.

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  25. Adorei os coelhinhos. Vou tentar fazer. Um obrigado pelas dicas

    Translation (by Google):
    Loved the bunnies. I’ll try. Many thanks for the tips

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  28. thankyou for these lovely patterns, i was so pleased to see how easy they are, and my grandchildren will love them. I am alway making some kind of toys, whether knitting or sewing, so once again , thanks and keep up the good work, chris

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  31. Great tutorial. Thankyou! I’ve made a monkey so far and am planning to make a mini zoo. I found some great zebra pattern socks and was wondering if you have tried making any zebras? I found a few patterns online but they are not as cute as your patterns are.

    • Hi Mandamck, thank you for liking and making the monkey. I do not have zebra pattern yet but I am thinking to design one soon. For the mean time, you could try out the owl, bunnies and penguin which was added in the pattern recently. Stay tuned for the zebra pattern.

  32. Thanks! I’m going to try the lop eared bunny next – the taller one. And some smaller monkeys. I’ll keep an eye out for the zebra pattern!

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  34. This little one is super adorable! I’m in love! Also love your step-by-step tutorial! I appreciate the time and passion you put into it! This post was featured here: Thank you so much for sharing!

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