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Cuddly Rabbit for Babies / Children / Grown-ups

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This is a stuffed animal I made for the birth of my boyfriends niece. It's made of baby-friendly material and has no dangerous pieces that could be swallowed or harm the baby in any way.
 
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Step 1:

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First, I made a cardboard template for the different pieces of the rabbit. Then I cut out the pieces of two types of fabric. For the belly and the inner ears I took a striped fabric with a strong contrast. I was told that babies like strong contrasts when they are very young, since their eyes are not yet capable of seeing tiny details. For the rest of the rabbit I chose toweling. The woman who sold me the toweling explained to me that this fabric is especially good for babies, because it shouldn't form lints, and you can wash it.

Step 2:

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Now I made the ears. First, I sewed each of the inner ears onto one of the outer ears. I chose a zig-zag stitch which looks quite decorative I think. (First image in this step). Then i turned it around and sewed these ears to the other outer ears, so the seam would not be visible. I left one part of the ears open, so I would be able to reverse again. After that, I reversed the ears. For this step you might want to use a pencil or something, otherwise it's very hard to get the whole ears through that tiny opening at the bottom.

I first planned to fill the ears with pipe-cleaners, to be able to bend them in a funny way. But then i decided that it could be harmful for tha baby if its putting the ears in its mouth. If you like you can still do that.


clapfilk17 days ago

super

Its incredible :)

wondeful

Its fantastic


Its superior :)

Nozebra (author) 7 months ago
Thanks for all the nice comments! Love to see you like it!
Nozebra (author) 7 months ago
The bottle holder sounds great, you would probably need to adjust the size of the body and maybe make a inner lining or so, so that the heat of the bottle is not lost too quickly. Let me know how it went!
Mariska Botha7 months ago
Would you recommend making one as a Hot water bottle holder? Think that would be pretty cool.
BunnyRoger7 months ago
Aaaawwwww, I also want one, gonna make one!!
Very cute, simple and easy to make.
MAApleton7 months ago
Very cute, and yes, I can see a couple of grown ups having one of their own hehe
donkeyknee9 months ago
nice
donkeyknee9 months ago
nice
Adorable!!!!!!
Nozebra (author)  mskittenfish1 year ago
Thank you for your comment! Happy you like it!!
Oh, that is so adorable! I'm glad you put that it is for grownups too, cause I so want one! To get an idea of size, do you know the dimensions for the template you used for the body in Step 1?
Nozebra (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thank you very much for your comment! Sure, i completely forgot about the sizes. So the body of the rabbit is approximately 20 cm (8 inches) tall (without ears and feet) and 14 cm (5.5 inches) wide. That's approximately the size i cut the fabric. By sewing you loose around 1-2 cm at each side. Hope that helps!
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