I've had this idea for a bunny tote bag for a long while. I'm thinking it has something to do with me wanting a bunny for a couple of years now, and the fact that I just have not gotten one yet. I have also been eagerly awaiting the wild bunnies around my house to show their little faces, but sadly, I have not seen any so far. Seeing as spring is in full effect (and I guess that I just can't control my bunny fever), I decided to finally make this tote. I am so happy I did, because it's pretty much the perfect accessory for spring!
Supplies: tote bag, embroidery thread and needle, yarn, pom pom maker, pencil, ruler, scissors, muslin fabric, fusible interfacing, ear template, sewing machine and thread.
5. Sew your pom pom on the bag where you marked your nose placement. 6. Use the ear template to cut 4 pattern pieces from muslin fabric, and 2 from interfacing. Iron on the interfacing to 2 of the muslin ear pieces. Take two ear pieces, one with interfacing and one without, and place them right sides together. Sew the edge at 1/2 inch seam allowance with a sewing machine. Notch and trim the excess seam allowance. Flip right sides out and press flat. Then, press 1/2 inch of the top edge to the inside. Repeat with the other ear. 7. Sew the open edge shut. Create a pleat to form an ear shape, pin, and then sew down the pleat. Repeat with the other ear. 8. Sew one ear on each side of the tote.
There you have it! This tote bag pretty much takes no time at all to complete! I would say the most time consuming part are the ears. You can also make the bag without them, but to me, a bunny isn't a bunny unless it has big floppy ears!