Sunday, November 14, 2010

Knuffle Bunny

When I say Emilie’s Knuffle bunny on So You Think You’re Crafty, I just fell in love. I couldn’t believe it didn’t win that week. I am really glad that she posted a pattern for it anyway.
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It is super cute and the weight added to the paws and bottom make it look as limp and floppy as it looks in the book. It’s also the perfect size for cuddling.
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But before you rush off to make this pattern I did find one big mistake with the pattern. 
I noticed this mistake when I tried to sew my first arm and I noticed with the 1/2 inch seam allowance then there was no opening for turning. Sadly I had already cut out 3 bunnies before I noticed the error. Such is life.
The main color pieces are sized so that you have no seam allowance. This is really easy to remedy. Just cut these pieces with a 1/2 inch border around them and then follow the pattern as written. Cut out the contrasting colors (eyes, nose, paw pads, inner ear and tail) exactly as the pattern says.
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After making Knuffle Bunny I went through Asher’s books and was surprised to find I didn’t have the book. I had a coupon for Barnes and Nobles so we took Knuffle and went to the store. It was a major compliment to me (and Emilie) when I plopped the book and Knuffle down on the counter and the check out guy said “Cool, I didn’t know we had the plushie” Sorry dude, this is a limited edition.
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By the way Knuffle Bunny Free (the third book in the series) just came out. All three of them are great but “Free” make me tear up. So sweet.
Ruth

8 comments:

  1. Your Knuffle Bunny looks FABULOUS!
    Thanks for the notes on the pattern.
    I can make changes to fix it.

    Great sewing and thanks for sharing!

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  2. this is THE CUTEST.
    I wish I were 3, and carrying around a Knuffle Bunny was socially acceptable. I love it, Ruth. Good job!!

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  3. We love that book too! What a cute toy!

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  4. I wish Clementine would have had a Knuffle Bunny when she loved the book. This is great!

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  6. Will you please add this to my new EmilieHandmade Flickr Group?

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/emiliehandmade/

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