How to Make a Knot Bunny Baby Lovey Comforter

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How to Make a Knot Bunny Baby Lovey Comforter

How to Make a Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter tutorial and a FREE mini knot bunny lovey PDF pattern to download

Well it’s here. I’ve been making these knot bunny lovey comforters for nearly every friend who has had a baby over the last year or so and it was about time I finished writing and filming the tutorial for how to make them. They’re very quick and easy to make and I designed the pattern to be very forgiving for beginning sewers. I hope everyone loves them as much as I do ?

You have now completed sewing a knot bunny lovey comforter. Congratulations! It is now ready to be cuddled.

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What You’ll Need to Make a Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter

Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter Materials

00 What you'll need

Recommended Tools

  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing machine needle (Universal 80/12 or 90/14 will be fine)
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Pins
  • Fabric scissors (optional)
  • General scissors
  • Pen or some sort of fabric marker (I use these Frixion Colors)
  • Chopstick or blunt end of pencil
  • Printer
  • Printer paper
  • Sticky Tape
  • Walking Foot (optional)

How to Make a Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter

or Watch it here on YouTube

Step 1

Print out the first page of the pattern pages. Grab the FREE template here or Purchase the full PDF pattern for the large knot bunny template.

N.B. Ensure your printer settings are set to print at a scale of 100% or ‘Actual Size’ .

Measure the test square to ensure the printer settings are correct.

Print out the rest of the pattern pages once your test square has measured accurately.

01 print out first page


Step 2

Trim and tape the pattern pieces together. Use the tiling guide, if necessary.

Cut out the paper template of the knot bunny.

02 tape template together


Step 3

Fold the fabric in half with the right sides (or printed/patterned side) of the fabric together.

Tip: If you are using minky or cuddle fleece fabric, ensure the nap (like cat’s fur) is running downwards. If unsure, pat the fabric and see which direction feels the softest and lies the flattest!

Pin the paper pattern in place on the two layers of fabric.

03 pin template to fabric


Step 4

Trace around the paper pattern.

Transfer the ‘leave open’ markings to the wrong side of the top piece of fabric.

Remove the paper template and replace the pins back in to hold the layers of fabric together.

The fabric may shift a bit so the more pins you use the better.

04 trace pattern and pin


Tip: Now would be a great time to put in your own personalized label just like in the photo below. You can see how I make them in this step by step tutorial for how to make your own labels!

knot bunny with custom label


Step 5

Starting from the bottom ‘leave open’ marking and sew along the line all the way around the bunny until you reach the next ‘leave open’ marking. Use a matching thread colour for best results.

you should now have a 4”/10cm unsewn opening.

05 sew on line


Step 6

Cut out the knot bunny approximately 3/4” / 1cm from the sewn line.

06 cute away excess fabric

You may want to trim a bit closer to the sewn line to reduce the bulk around the outward curves on the tips of the ears, arms and legs.

06.2 trim outward curves

Snip the seams along the outward curves. This will help when you turn the knot bunny right side out!

06.3 snip inward curves


Step 7

Turn the knot bunny right side out.

Use a chopstick or another blunt ended object to push out the ends of the ears, arms and legs.

Check out my favourite tool for turning and stuffing softies.

07 turn bunny right side out


Step 8

Hand stitch the opening closed using a ladder stitch.

Be sure to secure the thread at both ends.

08 ladder stitch diagram

Check out my step by step video tutorial for how to do a ladder stitch

How to do an invisible stitch how to do a ladder stitch featured image with more photos


Step 9

Tie a knot at the bottom of each of the ears.

Tie a knot at the end of the arms and legs.

Tie a big knot in the middle of the neck section on the large knot bunny. For the mini knot bunny, gather at the neck and hand stitch back and forth to hold together. Secure the stitches well.

09 add knots to bunnies

You have now completed sewing a knot bunny lovey comforter. Congratulations! It is now ready to be cuddled ?

I hope you love making these knot bunny lovey comforters for all the babies in your life!

Happy sewing,

Domenica

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Posted on

4 February, 2017

14 Comments

  1. Cheryl

    Lovely simple idea for gifts. Thank you Cheryl.

    Reply
    • Domenica Tootell

      Thank you! These do make great gifts ?

      Reply
  2. Beka

    How adorable are these??? I can’t wait to get some minky and make some 😀

    Reply
  3. Jan O

    I have two new granddaughters that NEED these!!

    Reply
  4. Elisabeth's

    That was very good loved it

    Reply
    • Domenica Tootell

      Oh great. thank you very much ?

      Reply
  5. Helen

    How so you check to see if you are printing the right size? I have never done this before, therefore, I am a little lost. Will appreciate any help I can get.

    Reply
    • Domenica Tootell

      Both of the templates are included in the full PDF purchase, so if that’s the one you have then choose only the pages for the required template when you are in your printer settings just before you hit ‘print’. I hope that helps. I may have not understood the question.

      Reply
  6. Tracy

    These are adorable! What are the approximate finished sizes of the bunnies?

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    • Domenica Tootell

      The mini knot bunny is approximately 14 inches (or 36cm) long and the large knot bunny is 22 1/2 inches (or 57cm) long. I hope that helps 😊

      Reply
  7. Sue

    Great project! I made the mini’s for the little ones who can’t do chocolate for Easter. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
    • Domenica Tootell

      Great idea!

      Reply
  8. Mary Ellen

    Thank you for the darling little project. It is a great learning tool (sewing, pinning, cutting etc.) plus a sweet gift!

    Reply

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