100% Scrappy Bunny Applique

I am proud to say that this very boyish bunny applique is 100% scrappy.  I threw this together last week when I realized, with surprise, how quickly Easter is coming up!  I knew my son needed something cute to wear!  And this is how it turned out:

Like it?  Want to know how I made it??  Well, here's a little tutorial for ya!

Using my scraps, I cut the shapes I needed for the bunny face.  The scraps I had leftover from last week's hooded bear towel were actually a gold mine!!  I used them for the ears, nose, and eyes.  They really added a lot of texture.  If you're wondering why the odd half-circle shape for the ears, let me show you:

I know this is a terrible pic, but I planned to fold each side of the shape to form an ear like so.  

This is how I envisioned the whole face would look.  Now I just needed to cut wonder-under to adhere each piece to my fabric and sew it on!

I found the only shirt my son has without some kind of graphics.  It may not be perfect, but it works.  Totally boyish, and that's what I was going for.  I know I have mentioned this before, but I feel the need to dress my son ULTRA boyish because people still ask if he is a girl.  

Anyway, I sewed around the whole face.  I secured pieces of ribbon UNDER the nose for the whiskers.  I burned the edges of the ribbon so they wouldn't fray.  I thought about sewing the whiskers down, but decided not to in the end.  I liked that it adds a big of dimension to the shirt.

This was the tricky part for me!  I sewed along the folds of my ears.  For some reason, I had issues with this part because my machine kept getting stuck. This would probably look totally cute with ribbon around the edges, too.

Then I sewed those ears on, and Operation Bunny Shirt was complete!  I love the lopsided ears.  Of course I had to try it on my son right then and there, but he would not hold still. Trying to photograph him was like trying to hit a moving target!

Oh well!  I love how it turned out. He'll be sporting this all weekend long.  ðŸ™‚
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  1. farmhouse mama says

    That is the most darling boy bunny shirt ever!
    Great job! I love it.

  2. Dang girl that's simply adorable!!! You got mad skills… 🙂

  3. Very Cute! Perfect shirt for a boy. It turned out great!

  4. Adorable! I love the different colors and textures.

  5. oh, so cute! And the little guy wearing it is even more precious!

  6. I've never seen such a cute boy Easter shirt. I love it.

  7. That is super cute! And it's boy enough that my 5 year old would actually wear it, thanks for the idea!

  8. LOVE IT!! You always come up with fun projects!!

    Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's 'Sew Cute Tuesday'!!

  9. Super cute! Love the ears! And the little one is just adorable wearing it!

  10. LuckyStarErin says

    That's absolutely adorable..you are very talented!

  11. SO CUTE, Alison, I love it!!

  12. that shirt is too cute!! Your little one looks quite happy in it!

  13. FrouFrouBritches says

    That is soooocute! I've never seen a bunny designed like that. Very, very cute!

  14. Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something says

    Absolutely adorable! I love it! great job! I hopped over from Show and Share and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place again one day soon. until later…

  15. Baker Family says

    How absolutely darling! I love seeing something masculine in the Easter dept!

    I found you in the new friends Friday section of the girl creative. I love your blog!

  16. it's adorable! I wish I had seen this so much earlier, I would have loved to have had a go at it

  17. Alison,
    SO cute! love it!! Thanks for joining the Easter Roundup!

  18. Kristi Flanagan says

    AWE!!!! He's so cute I can't stand it!!!! Thanks so much for planting your creative seed at Plant a Punkin Seed Party and Punkin Seed Productions! Don't forget to check back to see "hoo" won the little owl and to plant another creative seed, of course!!!

    Punkin Seed Productions!

  19. Hey girl,
    Just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured this cute shirt today 🙂
    Happy Easter!

  20. Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity says

    Alison this is so cute. I always love the things you make for your son. Thanks for linking up on Tot Tuesdays last week. I hope you’ll join me this week for another party. Happy Easter!

  21. Tam @ Sew Dang Cute says

    That is absolutely ADORABLE!!! So cute! Thanks for linking up at my link party!

  22. phasejumper says

    So cute! Visiting from Dr. Suess link on My Delicious Ambiguity.

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