Today I am joining my blogging pals for a fun Drop Cloth Challenge. We all put on our thinking caps and challenged each other to make something out of a drop cloth! I love these challenges as it really gets your creative juices going and you just never know where you’re going to end up. So with Easter coming up, I decided to make A Vintage Farmhouse Drop Cloth Bunny!
Vintage Farmhouse Drop Cloth Bunny
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- Drop Cloth – I used scraps of drop cloth left over from my 2 DIY Drop Cloth and Industrial Frame Projects. The piece I used was 38″ Long x 16″ Wide.
- Bunny Template
- Sewing Machine
- Toy fill
- Glue Gun
- Paper Doily
- Vintage Button
- Number Embellishment
Step 1 – Print out my bunny template. Then fold your drop cloth in half. Place the base of the bunny template on the fold. Pin and cut out your bunny.
Step 2 – Remove the paper bunny template. Repin if you’re don’t feel comfortable sewing it. This just helps stop the drop cloth from slipping apart as you sew.
Step 3 – Start sewing leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance. As you’re sewing be sure to leave an opening on the bunny’s bottom for the stuffing. See template. Using zigzag stitch go back around the bunny to reinforce the seam because drop cloth loves to fray!
Use pins to mark where the opening should go so you don’t forget where to stop sewing. Make sure you double stitch the seams at the opening for reinforcement.
Step 4 – Carefully start turning your bunny inside out. Take your time with this as you don’t want to rip open your seams.
Use the end of a paint brush to ease out the bunny’s ears. Again being super gentle not to stick the paint brush end through the seams.
Step 5 – Start to add toy fill to your bunny, starting with the ears. Use small amounts and use the end of the paint brush to squash the toy fill into the ears because you want the ears to be quite stiff. Hand sew the opening closed. Don’t be to concerned if it’s not round on the bottom area as you will be covering it up with the tail 🙂
Step 6 – Take your paper doily and scrunch it up to form a flower.
Step 7 – Using your glue gun add your vintage button to the centre of the doily and glue to the bunny’s bottom!
Last Step – Embellish your bunny with a lace bow around her neck. Then add a cut a length of lace to go across the bottom making sure that it is long enough to go around the back of the bunny to be glued. Glue in place and then add the number embellishment.
There you have a sweet Vintage Farmhouse Drop Cloth Bunny all ready to add some hip-pity hop to your decorating this Easter or all year round!
Be sure to check out all of the other fabulous projects from my blogging pals below!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂