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Soft Toy Bunnies Project

Soft toy bunnies project

This project has been designed by Little Miss Fancy Frocks. 

Minerva Crafts have kindly provided the materials for this project. 


Use our simple pattern and step by step instructions to make these soft toy bunnies. The children have adopted them and named them Smoothy (pink rabbit) and Scraggy (grey rabbit). What will your children name them?

Soft toy making supplies

You will need...

To make one rabbit toy:

30cm fleece fabric or fur fabric (150cm wide)

2 eyes


Grey felt for paws, pads and ears

White felt scraps for eyes and tooth

Black embroidery thread for facial details

Sewing thread

Pattern 1 – please right click on the image that opens when you click this link and save to your own computer then print from there

Pattern 2 – please download the pattern and save to your own computer then print from there

Note: when printed each square on the pattern should measure 1cm square – please check your printer is set to print the pattern at 100%

You will also need a sewing machine, a pair of scissors, pins, erasable pen and a hand sewing needle.

1cm seam allowance used throughout.




Cut 4 in main fabric



Cut 4 in main fabric



Cut 4 in main fabric


Back head

Cut 1 in main fabric


Front head

Cut 1 in main fabric


Side head

Cut 2 in main fabric



Cut 2 in fabric and 2 in contrast


Arm pad

Cut 2 in contrast




Instructions for making the soft toy bunnies

Free pattern for a toy animal rabbit

1. Lay the pattern pieces on the fabric, remember the body, arms and legs require four pieces.


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2. Pin the front side of the head to the main head piece, matching the notches. Machine stitch in place.

How to add facial features on a toy animal

3Using the template as a guide cut out the eyes and tooth in white felt and hand stitch in position with matching thread.

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4. Screw the eyes in place. Using embroidery thread hand stitch the facial features with a simple back stitch.

Embroidering facial features on a soft toy

5. Stitch the dart on the back of the head.


Sewing a felt rabbit

6. Right sides together stitch the ears and turn right side out.

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7. Pleat the felt only and lay on top of the fleece and stitch across the ends of each ear.

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8. Place the felt side of the ears to match the notches on the right side of the front head and machine stitch in place.

Main Body

Sewing soft toys

9. Stitch two body sections together to form a front body and stitch two body sections together to form the rear body.

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10. Stitch the back head to one of the bodies and stitch the front head to the other body.

Arms and Legs

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11. Stitch the pads onto the paws by hand or machine.
12. With right sides together stitch around each arm and leg and turn right side out. Stuff and machine stitch across the end of each leg and arm.

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13. Stitch the arms in place at the top of the front body.

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14. Stitch the front of the body to the back of the body. Make sure you enclose the ears and arms inside.

Soft toy patterns free download

15. Turn it the right way round again and stitch the legs to the front of the rabbits body.
16. Stuff the head and body. Using a point turner can really help with getting the stuffing in. 

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17. Turn under the lower edge of the back body (1cm) and hand stitch in place encasing the legs.

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Your soft toy bunnies are now ready to be adored and played with.  What will you make next? Perhaps our toy elephant? Or our soft toy penguin project?