Friday, May 30, 2014

Making Bunny Peeps

Morning friends! Pockets here.

I bet you didn't know that Buttons is OBSESSED with Peeps.  She doesn’t really care to eat them but she collects them in all other forms: plush, egg cups, cups, etc.  For Easter she got a bunch of medium sized plush bunnies and chicks in various colors but wasn’t able to get a complete set despite three of us (Buttons, mom, and I) looking in stores in our respective parts of town.  

Anyway I was trying to get out of cleaning my house and suddenly decided to attempt to make one since I have a TON of leftover batting from a quilt I also finished today.  

First I tried to draw a pattern.  I did print one but it turned out to be like 2 inches by 2 inches.  I wanted something bigger than that but got too lazy to try to print out more.  So I drew it freehand and cut it out..

Once that was done I just traced it onto the fabric.  It was small enough that I felt I could manage without pinning it down.

I folded the fabric so that I got two when I was finished cutting.

Putting the right side to right side, I sewed around the whole thing, almost.  I left about 2 inches at the bottom so I could flip the thing right side out and also stuff it.  I had a tricky time with it because I made the opening so small.  My hands are freakisly tiny so it did work but I would recommend leaving a larger opening.  I will next time.

I used the green colored pencil to help me flip it out and also to get the stuffing in.

Once it was stuffed I just pinched the opening closed, trying my best to get a tiny fold so the seam looked similar to the rest of the peep.  Yeah, that ended up not working out so great.  Maybe pinning would work better next time even though it’s such a tiny hole.  

The shape was definitely distorted by the sewing.  I think next time I’ll add a larger seam allowance, that might help it keep the adorable peep shape that the pattern had.  I had intended to add eyes but I think they would get lost in the pattern.  Version 2.0 might have some since it’s my intention to use solid colors for those (7 colors to be exact *wink*).

So there you have it.  Wonky peep.  :D  Hopefully Buttons won’t be too embarrassed by this one to add it to her growing collection.  


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