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    Default Sock Mother Rabbit and Bunnies

    Sock Mother Rabbit and Bunnies

    Typical Project Completion Time: 2-4 hours
    (does not include drying time)

    This colorful mother rabbit and bunnies are the perfect way to decorate for Easter and spring. They also make a great addition to a child's room. Adult and children's socks and STYROFOAM* Brand Products bring this little bunny family to life. For easier assembly, read our tips first and then follow the step-by-step instructions.

    CRAFTING TIPS

    Gathering Fabric. Thread a needle and sew a running stitch c" from edge of fabric. Pull thread to gather, tie tightly and cut excess thread.

    Gluing. For a fast, sure bond, use a low-temperature glue gun. Hot glue guns can be used but might melt a small portion of the foam. (Please follow manufacturer's safety instructions when operating a glue gun.) White craft glue is a tried and true favorite for STYROFOAM Brand Products; use florists picks or toothpicks to hold pieces together while drying.

    STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    2- 1-1/2" balls for feet
    1- 2-1/2" ball for head
    3- 1" balls for hands and tail
    1- 4" ball for body

    Other Materials:
    1 pair white adult crew socks
    1-1/2 yd. of pink gingham fabric
    12 " each of 1/4" and 1/8" pale pink ribbon
    2- 1/4" white buttons
    1 yd. of 3/4" white eyelet lace
    Black and light pink fabric paint
    Paint brush strands for whiskers

    General Tools and Supplies:
    Scissors
    Pencil
    Heavy paper
    Craft glue or glue gun and glue sticks
    Needle and white thread
    Iron
    Sewing machine (optional)

    STYROFOAM Brand Products:
    4- 1-1/2" balls for heads
    3- 2" balls for bodies
    3- pairs of children's socks in pink, yellow and aqua
    Scrap white fabric for ear centers
    2- ft. 1/16" white ribbon
    Black and light pink fabric paint
    Small amount of polyfil for arms, feet and tails
    Paint brush strands for whiskers

    General Tools and Supplies:
    See above

    For Mother Rabbit

    1. Slip 2 1/2" ball into toe of sock for head followed by 4" ball for body. Cut off excess sock fabric and save.
    2. Sew running stitch around cut edge of sock; pull thread tightly to enclose balls of STYROFOAM. Tie a doubled thread around the area between the head and body to define neck.

    3. Trace leg (pattern A), arm (pattern B) and ear (pattern C) on heavy paper; cut out. Turn excess sock material inside out. Transfer patterns to doubled sock fabric; cut out two legs and arms. Cut two ears from one layer of sock fabric.
    4. Sew around the legs, leaving body end open; cut off excess fabric and turn right side out. Slide a 1 1/2" ball into each leg for feet; fold in open ends and sew shut.
    5. Repeat the above process for arms but use 1" balls for hands. Glue arms and legs to body; sew to secure.
    6. Cut a 2 1/2" circle from sock fabric for tail. With doubled thread, sew a running stitch around circle's edge. Place 1" ball in center; pull threads to close opening; tie to secure. Glue to body; sew to secure.
    7. Cut two ears from gingham fabric; place right side in on sock ears. Sew together leaving opening at small end; trim excess fabric and turn right side out. Glue on head; sew to secure.
    8. Tie bows of 1/8" ribbon around wrists and 1/4" ribbon around ankles. Paint face as shown in photo. Glue paint brush strands to sock face as whiskers. Glue eyelet lace around bunny's neck.
    9. From gingham fabric, cut 7" x 30" piece for apron skirt, 2 1/2" x 7" piece for bib and 2" x 15" piece for belt.
    10. Double skirt right side in to measure 3 1/2" x 30". Sew sides and turn right side out; press. Gather open edge with running stitch, making sure it fits around largest part of bunny.
    11. Double belt to measure 1" x 15"; sew to skirt. Double bib fabric to measure 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Trace Pattern D onto fabric; sew around curved part of bib, leaving flat bottom open. Trim excess fabric; turn right side out and press.
    12. Sew eyelet lace around curved part of bib and bottom of skirt; sew buttons to top of bib as pictured. Sew bib to belt at center and front of apron; place on rabbit and glue or sew in place.
    INSTRUCTIONS : For Three Bunnies

    1. Slip a 1 1/2" ball into toe of sock for head followed by 2" ball for body. Cut excess fabric and sew a running stitch at cut edge of sock. Draw thread tightly to enclose balls and close opening; tie to secure.
    2. Tie doubled thread around area between head and body to define neck.
    3. Turn other sock and excess sock fabric inside out; set aside.
    4. Trace foot (pattern E), arm (pattern F) and ear (pattern G) on heavy paper; cut out and trace two feet and arms on doubled sock fabric turned inside out. Cut two ears from one layer of sock.
    5. Sew around arm pieces, leaving shoulder end open; turn right side out and stuff with polyfil. Turn cut edges under; sew shut. Define wrist with tied doubled thread as shown in photograph.
    6. Sew around foot pieces, leaving heel end open. Turn right side out and stuff with polyfil; turn cut edges under and sew shut. Glue arms and feet onto body as pictured.
    7. Place ear fabric on white fabric right side in; sew around ear, leaving opening at end that attaches to head. Trim excess fabric; turn right side out. Turn under cut edge, sew shut and tie. Repeat with second ear. Glue ears to head.
    8. Cut 1 1/2" circle from sock fabric. Sew running stitch around circle; place polyfil in center and draw thread tightly to enclose. Glue to body.
    9. Paint facial features as pictured and glue on whiskers. Tie bows around bunnies' necks.

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