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Hi! I'm Kim, the designer and seamstress behind Retro Mama. I'm the daughter of a school teacher and grew up with a joy for teaching, which I am lucky to share by creating patterns written so ...

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Bunny Softies: Betsy & Basil

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Bunny Softies: Betsy & Basil
Bunny Softies: Betsy & Basil
Bunny Softies: Betsy & Basil
Bunny Softies: Betsy & Basil
Bunny Softies: Betsy & Basil

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills

Pattern Description:

Hop, hop, hop! Make sweet sleepy bunny softies with this brand new PDF sewing pattern from Retro Mama! This fun and easy pattern shows you how to make Betsy and Basil, two charismatic cottontails that will look adorable snugly dozing in a nursery or napping next to an Easter basket. Also included are instructions to make felt carrots for those bunny snack attacks. Finished bunnies measure 8 1/2" tall, not including ears.

You will receive a 9 page epattern in PDF format with tutorial-style instructions, full color photographs, and to scale pattern pieces (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!).

Included with this pattern:

*glossary of terms and techniques
*hints and tips for sewing and stuffing
*photographs illustrate each step
*learn easy appliqu and simple hand embroidery techniques
*PDF lets you zoom in to see each step up close, and print and re-print the pattern pieces whenever you need them!

This pattern is recommended for beginners and beyond.

FREE pattern for the Easter eggs can be found here: http://retro-mama.blogspot.com/2009/03/easter-is-in-air.html

(c)2011 Kim Kruzich. Please do not sell or distribute this pattern.

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This item was handmade using a Retro Mama sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 8-1/2" tall (not including ears)


  • 1/4 yard fine-waled corduroy
  • quilting cotton prints
  • wool blend felt
  • fusible interfacing
  • fusible web
  • polyfil
  • all purpose thread
  • embroidery floss

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors, iron/ironing board, straight pins, rotary cutter/mat, pinking shears or pinking rotary cutter, hand sewing needle, seam ripper, disappearing fabric ink pen