As promised in my previous sock bunny sewing tutorial, here comes the kawai-i version – the “Droopy Ear Sock Bunny”. This bunny can sits on its own, it is great as toy for kid and as well as for home decoration. Hope you like it and made some for your loved ones.
Again, it is a single sock sewing, perfect if you have some don’t-know-what-to-do stray socks laying around that are still “new”. Or, you can make twins bunny with a new pair of socks.
Since there have been quite some sock tutorials here, including the sock monkey, sock kitty and sock skeleton, I will have this tutorial a little simplified on the step photos. If you want to view more photos on the detail, perhaps a visit to the previous sock bunny tutorial will be a good start for a beginner or if you haven’t been there before.
Droopy Ear Sock Bunny
1. Sock (crew length, with folded cuff or with long cuff), 1
2. Buttons (as eye) 3/8″ [10mm], black, 2
3. Embroidery Floss, Pink
4. Ribbon / Lace, Pink, and some embellishments
5. Poly-fill stuffing material
1. Sewing machine
2. Sewing needle (prefer long) and pins
4. Erasable fabric marker
Seam Allowance: approx. 1/8 – 1/4″
Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock yields better quality than thin sock.
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.
For more relevant photos, please visit the previous sock bunny’s tutorial.
Turn to wrong side and iron the sock flat with foot facing up.
Draw the sock bunny pattern on the sock with an erasable fabric marker.
Blue – sewing lines (cut approx. 1/8″ – 1/4″ from sewing line)
Red – cutting lines
Turn the sock right side out, face, body, arms.
Stuff ear with poly-fill stuffing material. Only stuff the end and leave the area near to the head lightly stuff.
Stuff the face, shape it round.
Run a round of stitches near to the raw edge, put to close the opening.
Draw an oval shape at the heel section with erasable fabric marker.
Draw a circle at the bottom of the head. Equally divide the circle into about 12 parts. Draw a line at the body and equally divide the spacing into 12 parts too. Slip stitch body to the head follow the markings. 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. Mark 3 lines on the bunny’s foot. Sew with embroidery floss to shape the toes.
For arm, slip stitch the opening instead of running stitch.
Mark arm position on the side of the bunny. Slip stitch around the arm to the body.
Mark and slip stitch the feet and tail in place.
Decorate the bunny with your preferred embellishments.
Here you have got yourself a droopy ear sock bunny that can sit on its own.