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 ?
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See the round up of baby lovey patterns here.
What You’ll Need to Make a Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter
Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter Materials
- 23″/60 cm of Fabric for the Mini Knot Bunny (minky or cuddle fleece fabric would be the cuddliest!) I’m using minky. It’s my favourite fabric!
- Matching Thread
- Knot Bunny Template Get the FREE mini knot bunny template here or purchase the pattern PDF for the large knot bunny template. You can also Purchase the paid pattern from my Craftsy or Etsy stores, if you prefer.
- Sewing machine
- Sewing machine needle (Universal 80/12 or 90/14 will be fine)
- Hand sewing needle
- Fabric scissors (optional)
- General scissors
- Pen or some sort of fabric marker (I use these Frixion Colors)
- Chopstick or blunt end of pencil
- Printer paper
- Sticky Tape
- Walking Foot (optional)
How to Make a Knot Bunny Lovey Comforter
or Watch it here on YouTube
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.
Trim and tape the pattern pieces together. Use the tiling guide, if necessary.
Cut out the paper template of the knot bunny.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Cut out the knot bunny approximately 3/4” / 1cm from the sewn line.
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.
Snip the seams along the outward curves. This will help when you turn the knot bunny right side out!
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.
Hand stitch the opening closed using a ladder stitch.
Be sure to secure the thread at both ends.
Check out my step by step video tutorial for how to do a ladder stitch
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.
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!