sock bunny

My little guy has been dropping hints that he is hoping to find another sock friend in his Easter basket this year (like last year’s sock elephant) I decided to make him a sock bunny, but I wanted it to look like the traditional sock monkey…it was easy to make a few small changes, and bunny it is. I made the little chart above with cut paper and photoshop to explain how I cut the socks. The eyes and noses are buttons and the whiskers are simply thin brown ribbon.

Socks should be turned inside out. Use the chart above as a guide. The first sock will simply be sewn on the dotted lines, leave the space between the legs open as this is where you will turn the body right side out.

Once the two legs are sewn, carefully cut the legs apart stopping right in the crotch area. Use this hole to turn your bunny right side out and stuff him. Hand stitch the opening closed.

Use a piece of string to tie his neck tightly.

With the next sock cut the ears and arms portions off and sew them just like you did the legs. This time when you cut them apart you will have two loose arms and two loose ears. Turn them all right side out.

Stuff just the arms, leave the ears unstuffed for a good floppy bunny look. Hand stitch each appendage and ear closed. Then stitch them in place on your sock rabbit body.

Next cut out the mouth portion and hand stitch it onto the face, before you sew it all the way on leave a small opening so you can stuff it with polfil, then stitch closed.

Now you can add a pom pom tail, some button eyes, ribbon whiskers and a button nose. :)

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20 Responses to sock bunny

  1. melissa says:

    That sounds… super complicated. But it looks great!

  2. Louise says:

    Gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to make one. Just need to find the sock now…

  3. Julia says:

    Very rad!!

  4. jessiegirl says:

    I love this! i’d love to see the sock elephant. can you post (or link to a picture)

  5. Anne says:

    How CUTE!!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


  6. ginger says:

    This tutorial is so clever!
    Thank you for sharing it with all of us!

  7. trinity67 says:

    I’ve made this before and I agree, it is a bit complicated. Luckily for me I did it while I was at a workshop so I had lots of help. It’s so worth it though…

  8. terri says:

    I would love to make this. Thing is, your site won’t allow me to copy instructions.Help me please!

  9. Jo James says:

    Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Thank you :)

  10. Gina says:

    Love this! I’ve made my share of the worksock monkeys but have a new granddaughter coming in May so this would be the perfect gift to make ahead!

  11. Thank you for sharing. With Easter fast-approaching I can certainly use ideas for some DIY Easter projects. The bunny is too cute fir its own good. =)

  12. judy says:

    it;s to cute. like to make one looks hard to make.

  13. Heather S. says:

    SOOO Cute. I love sock monkeys (long story behind it) and this would go great with my collection. Thanks for posting this.

  14. nofa says:

    You are so creative..Unfortunately the red heeled socks are not sold in Kuwait..Not alot of crafters here..But next time a friend of mine is going to the States I will have them pick me up a a dozen or so…This way I can make the elephant an the rest of Sock Bunnies gang of softies…thanks..Peace Nofa…

  15. Looks great. Only problem is I dont have socks that look like that. Where do you get those socks from?

  16. So cute, best sock creature I’ve ever seen!

  17. katie says:

    Your blog always makes me feel so cozy. I’m sure he’ll love the bunny!

  18. emiliy says:

    Those instructions are the best thing I’ve seen recently!
    The things you’re doing with cut paper these days are blowing my mind.


  19. di says:

    Great idea! I think I know what my next sock monkey is going to turn into…. Thanks for sharing. (found via Whip Up)

  20. Michelle says:

    Love this pattern. Too cute! Thanks for sharing :)