Friday, March 11, 2011

Marshmallow Bunny Plushies

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

And now for something fun that I've been working on...

Whether you love or detest marshmallow peeps (I'm a 'love', if you didn't guess!), you'll adore this project. Simple to make, contains no calories and perfect for a lucky child's Easter basket... or just to brighten up your home!

Marshmallow Bunny Plushies!

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

To make these little bundles of fun, click the button below to print the pattern and then continue underneath for a detailed photo tutorial. [I have attached the pattern as a Google Drive file; if this causes anyone problems, please let me know and I will attempt to attach it as a plain old pdf. Thanks!]

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B45xctukFw0wVGJFUFVqVzV4V1E/edit?usp=sharing

You will need:
* less than 1/4 yard of fleece or felt (I used fleece because it is softer and fluffier, but felt would work fine as well)
* matching thread
* polyester stuffing
* dark brown embroidery floss for eyes and nose

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

Fold fabric in half and cut fabric as instructed on pattern. You will end up with 2 body pieces and one strip that is 23 inches long (be sure to place the pattern on the fold of the fabric). 

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

Hand embroider eyes and nose onto front side (the thicker, "fluffier" side of fleece is the front) of one of the body pieces. I did a satin stitch in a small circle for both the eyes and the nose. Don't know how to embroider? It's easy: How to make a satin stitch

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

Next, fold the long strip in half (right sides together) and sew the open side shut with a 1/4" seam, forming a loop.

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

Pin the loop all the way around the perimeter of the front body piece (right sides together) and sew together with a 1/4" seam. This is a little tricky, especially around the ears, but if you take your time (and use lots of pins, lol!) it's not so bad.

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

This is what your bunny should look like so far.

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

 Now, pin the back body piece facing down to other side of the loop (right sides together). It should look like a bunny-shaped ice cream sandwich.  Sew around the perimeter, with a 1/4" seam leaving about 3 inches open at the bottom for turning.

Flip the bunny right side out, stuff with polyester filling and hand sew the opening closed. Your bunny is done!

See! I told you it was so simple!

I even added a little extra sweetness to my bunnies' backsides:

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

(I did this before sewing the pieces together. I'm still working on my embroidery techniques, as I'm sure you can see, but I thought it was sweet anyway!)

Now go make your own!
I'd love to see how everyone else's bunnies turn out! If you decide to make one (or many!), please add your photos to the Dandelions & Lace Flicker Group! If you don't use Flickr and you decide to blog or post photos of your bunnies elsewhere, please leave me a comment with a link! Can't wait to see them!

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

marshmallow bunny plushie pattern and tutorial

Marshmallow chicks coming up next... hopefully soon! :)

UPDATE: I've heard from a couple of people who had questions about printing the pattern. You should be able to open the pattern by clicking the "CLICK HERE FOR PATTERN" button above. Once the pattern is open, click the PRINT button at the top left. Send me a note at dandelionsandlace@gmail.com if you have troubles!

112 comments:

  1. Those are SO cute!! I'm a peep lover, too! :)

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  2. This are adorable! I can't wait for the Marshmallow Chicks tutorial!

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  3. I don't like to eat them but they are such a big part of Easter. I LOVE THOSE!! Oh just soooo cute. I wish I could make one for my new grandbaby's first Easter.

    P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

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  4. Omg I love these! Such a cute idea!

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  5. My sister LOVES peeps. I will definitely have to make her these.

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  6. They're so cute! I wish I was as crafty as you!

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  7. These are awesome! I don't like to eat peeps, but they are cute. These are just so over the top cute!

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  8. Hi, I'm a new follower from the EBT. You have a gorgeous blog here. And those are the cutest stuffed little bunny peeps I've ever seen! What a neat idea!

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  9. These are so cute!
    It's already on our to-make list!

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  10. eeeeep! love!!! i want to make one of these for each of my "little peeps". thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I love your bunnies they are so sweet. It reminds me of when my kids were growing up. Thanks for sharing

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  12. I LOVE these. Marshmallows make me gag, but these are so cute, I could eat them up! I

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  13. They are so cute! thank you for the tut!

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  14. OMG! HOW CUTE!!! I am so making some for my little man's easter basket!!
    http://chasingmynoah.blogspot.com

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  15. Saw this on Ucreate -- ADORABLE!! These look exactly like the real deal and so cute. Love.

    ~Nike @ Choose To Thrive
    http://choosetothrive.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for this ! they are adorable and I think I will have to make them for my grandkids ! did you know this year there are CHOCOLATE covered peeps ? I don't care for regular ones but these are fabulous !! ;}

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  17. amazing. i can't sew but if you ever decide to sell them... lol... love 'em! =)
    ~shana from www.shanafore.com~

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  18. I can't figure out how to print the pattern!!!?! Any help? Can't wait to make these~ less cavities in the basket is always a plus :)

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  19. SO CUTE!! I want to make a dozen! =)

    Chrissie @ http://cleverfaeries.blogspot.com

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  20. Oh. my. goodness! Completely adorable! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. WOW! I am so totally overwhelmed to the response I have gotten from this pattern! THANK YOU, everybody!! If you do make bunnies for Easter, please do share on my Flickr page or in a comment! I am so excited to see everyone's creations!! :)

    Amanda

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  22. I had to snag your cute pattern, gave me a tad of trouble but I persevered, it was worth it! Wondering it I can miniaturize them> Thank you for your very kind generosity! CM2♥♥

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  23. These are sooooo cute! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-marshmallow-bunny-plushies/2011/03/15/

    --Anne

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  24. These immediately went on my to-make-for-Easter list! Too adorable... love 'em! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  25. How cute! And perfect for my peeps-loving friends. Thank you for the pattern.

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  26. I hate to eat peeps, but these are adorable!! I'm definately digging through my fleece stash to make these! Thank you!

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  27. Love, love the pattern. The bunny all pinned up is kind of funny. Looks like someone had a bad day and took it out on the voo doo bunny! :)

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  28. Oooh these are just TOO CUTE! Thank you so much. I really look forward to the chicks too. My Granddaughter will love these. As far as eating Peeps ~ I have to admit they aren't the first thing I grab to snack on if other Easter candies are in the house, BUT......I do have to buy a bunch of these each year. I don't know if there is anyone else that does this, but I like them better after they become 'stale'. LOL I have NO idea why but I love them once they are a little more firm after they've been open to the air for a few days or more. THEN I love them so much more. Yea, ok....go ahead and laugh at me now. :)

    Thank you again for such an adorable pattern.

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  29. Thanks so much for the pattern and instructions. I just made some and they turned out super cute! I love them!

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  30. THANK YOU. I had so much fun making these!!!

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  31. Absolutely adorable! I'm hoping you come out with a chickie pattern soon!
    FYI- I'm working on these for Easter baskets and found that 1/4 yard makes four adorable bunnies. Just put the strips on the fold and cut four strips then place the bunny part ear on edge, alternating up and down.

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  32. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these peeps! Thank you so much for the tutorial and pattern! You rock!

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  33. Aww those are so sweet! I love your initials on the bunny's backsides. :)

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  34. I practiced these last night on felt since I'm a new sewer. You were right- the more pins the better! I'm getting some fleece today to make these guys! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  35. yummm! these look good. i love peeps even though they are a bit strange. i'm gonna make these for my grandchildren since thier parents probably won't give them the real peeps!these will last longer anyway!

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  36. I can't wait to do this! Thanks for sharing these with us. I am featuring it on my blog on Friday.

    Rachel
    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  37. I'm doing a month long series on Easter/Spring party tutorials and would love to feature your tutorial on http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/.

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  38. aDORable!!!!!! now to try and get my butt into gear back into sewing!!!

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  39. I featured you today! Woot Woot! :) Graat job!

    Amanda

    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  40. About those pins - may I suggest that you baste around the edge with a single strand of thread - about 1/4 inch per stitch? It's faster than pinning (don't have to reach for another pin each time; you already have the needle in your hand) and you get finger-poked much less! When you're done, the edge is more secure to machine stitch, and you don't have to worry about clogging the machine with pins. Just yank the basting thread out at the end...no taking pins out one at a time.

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  41. omg I just sent your link to everybody because these are absolutely amazing!
    http://inspirationrealisation.blogspot.com/

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  42. I can not get over just how adorable these are. Thank-you so much for sharing this project!

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  43. i so love these! i shared them on my blog's facebook page today: http://www.facebook.com/paintcutpaste
    wish i was better at sewing!

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  44. http://thisgirllovestotalk.blogspot.com/2011/04/fleece-bunnies.html

    Here are the bunnies I made. My daughter has put in an order for more for her cousins. She wants to do an Easter Hunt where they look for these bunnies!! how cute!

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  45. SO CUTE!! It looks a little creepy to see all the pins in the peep!!!

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  46. wow love these, went and bought my fleece yesterday ready to make these thank you so much for pattern and tutorial!!

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  47. We just featured these adorable plush bunnies on our blog. Take a look
    www.cookinut.blogspot.com

    Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Is there anyway you could seperate on a diff page the bunny and the strips? I am trying to "blow up" the bunny for a bigger softie and when I do that the bigger bunny prints but only half of one strip bc its to big for the page and I tried printing it several ways but I can't unless its 2 seperate pages :(
    Love this idea thanks for the tut, your newest follower

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  49. I figured it out!! i made mine from felt, they are sooo cute!!!

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  50. I had SEW much fun making these bunnies. I made mine out of pink minky material and they are so cute! It will be the perfect addition to my toddlers' Easter baskets!

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  51. These are absolutely adorable!!!

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  52. You need to sell these!!! I can not sew I wish I knew how to use my machine but it dumbfounds me every time but I want one of these!!! open an etsy store and seriously sell these you'd be surprised how fast people would snatch these up!

    Brandie

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  53. I finally made some! http://holy-craft.blogspot.com/2011/04/peeps-bunnys.html

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  54. I did get mine made before Easter! I blogged about them here. I also added some pics to your Flickr group.

    Thanks so much for the pattern and tutorial. I'll have to try the chicks for next year. :)

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  55. I just saw this on Pinterest today. ADORABLE!! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Hi Amanda- I'd like to feature this tutorial on SewCanShe.com. Is that okay? Drop me a line at caroline@sewcanshe.com. Thanks!

    Caroline

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  57. fyi : I will be posting pics in flickr soon ; I cut 4 of these out last year and never got around to sewing them ! My grandkids are asking for them ; so ............ I got them out . Got 1 done . They are so easy !!!!

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  58. the 4 peeps I made are posted in your flickr group ! thanks for the tutorial (even though it took me a year to make them !!)

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  59. So adorable. Thank you for sharing the tute! Perfect for Easter but also great for a new baby gift.

    Rose, http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

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  60. Great tutorial! You've been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

    We hand select only the best free tutorials and patterns for the home sewist.

    Grab a brag button!

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    1. That sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for the feature on your lovely blog! :)

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  61. Thank you so much for the T. I used it to make a Super cute one this weekend.

    http://daylifein.blogspot.com/2012/03/this-weekend_12.html

    It was easy and I love the way it come out.

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    1. I LOVE your bunny! Thanks so much for sharing the cuteness! :)

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  62. thank you so much for the pattern my grandbaby will love these!

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  63. These are so adorable!! Thank you for sharing the pattern :)

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  64. These are too cute and so easy to make,,,, going to search my stash for some fleece. I love it

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  65. How can I pin this to my Pinterest?

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    1. To pin it to Pinterest, you can click the add+ button on the top of your Pinterest page, then copy/paste the web page address into the box and choose an image! Or you can add a "pin it" button to your browser... learn how here: http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/#pinmarklet

      So happy you like my pattern!

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  66. Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    If you don't mind, can I feature this on my blog?

    http://www.sprysprout.com/blog.html

    Thanks again!

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    1. Sure! I'd love for you to feature it on your beautiful blog! :) Thanks for the note and glad you love my pattern!

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  67. I was so anxious to make some, althoough I didn't have fleece so I used some low pile terrycloth. He's yellow and very cute. I bought some fleece the next day. I admit, the fleece ones are the cutest. But terry's cute too. I would post a picture if I could figure out how. Thanks for the precise and easy to follow instuctions. Good job.

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  68. Hi! Love the idea and want to make some for my four little ones for Easter but I can't get the pattern to download or print. It shows up, but when I press the file dropdown I don't get a print option, only download. When I press download it says that the document cannot be found! HELP! New sewer so winging it is not possible:( Thanks!

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    1. Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble! I'm not seeing a print option under File anymore, either. Maybe Google docs has changed their layout. Anyway, underneath the File-Edit-View-Help line, there should be some icons: two arrows, a printer and two magnifying glasses. If you click the printer icon, you should be able to print it. If you continue to have problems, send me another note with your email address and I can send the file to your email. Hope it works!! Amanda

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  69. These are adorable! I used a picture of them off Pinterest on my blog yesterday here: http://creativityandcardigans.blogspot.com/2012/03/oh-how-pinteresting-wednesday-easter.html I'm hoping to make some over my Easter break too!!!

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  70. I found this post on Pinterest and tried it this week. I posted about it here http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/03/peep-inspired-crafts.html. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern. I used it to make two stuffed bunnies and to do a paper craft with my daughter.

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  71. I LOVE THIS! I am featuring this on my blog tutorial thursday tomorrow!
    www.thehotgluehangover.com
    -Natalie

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  72. This is so adorable and sweet! Thank you so much for the tutorial :).

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  73. Hi, my name is Maria and I mail you from Italy: wow this bunny is so beautiful!!!

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  74. These are so great! We want to share your project with other sewers, and will feature a link to your Marshmallow bunny Plushies post at www.WeAllSew.com this Friday! - Erika

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    1. Wonderful! Thanks so much for the feature! :)

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  75. thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial! i made one of your cute little peeps for my baby girl's first easter basket!
    http://coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com/2012/04/baby-easter-basket-ideas-or-little.html

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  76. Awww.. if I'd seen this sooner, I would have made one for my daughter. Love it!

    gettinglostalongtheway.blogspot.com

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  77. I love it! Any suggestions for making the Peep larger? If I maintain the dimensions, will it keep its shape? Thanks for the post!

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  78. I really would love to make one of these! They are so cute! However, I'm not able to see the pattern or download it. Not sure what to do :(

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  79. Disregard my last comment! It loaded this time :) !!!! And looking forward to making these cuties :)

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  80. Thanks for the tutorial! I just started sewing and my bunnies turned out super cute. I posted photos on my blog and linked back to you.

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  81. I can't access the pattern. When I click on the button, it just takes me to a blank screen?? Any chance you could email it to me at ranmitz@hotmail.com?

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    1. i got it to open, you should retry the link because i was having the same problem.
      if the blank screen is still happening, i can email it to you.

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  82. I can't access the pattern. When I click on the button, it also takes me to a blank screen. Would you please email it and the peep chick pattern to me at jenkinsnuthouse@juno.com? Thanks a million in advance.

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  83. Hello! I'm going to try and make these for some friends for Easter! And I was wondering...when I print the patten will it come out like the size it's supposes to on it's own?

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    1. Yes, it should print at exactly the right size if you print it at 100% on 8 1/2 x 11 size paper. Good luck! :)

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  84. You should put them in a little basket with Easter grass. Very colorful and cute. Creative and fun.

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  85. I can't access the pattern and I would love to give these a try! Could you please email it to me at echoscries@gmail.com when you get a chance?

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  86. I can't access the pattern either. Is it still available?

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    1. Hi Peggy! I can't seem to figure out what the problem is because it always opens just fine for me, but I am looking into it again... Anyway, I would be happy to send you a pdf of the pattern if you send me your email address, either in another comment or to my email: dandelionsandlace@gmail.com

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  87. Hi! I loved the idea and I was decided to do it. Peluche conejo azul I sorry for the translation, I'm Spanish

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  88. Hi! Thanks for sharing this tutorial with the world! I just wanted to give you a head's up that I'll be linking to it from my blog (http://sewlindsaysew.wordpress.com) in a post about my ten favorite Easter-inspired projects! Happy Sewing!

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    1. That's great! Thank you so much for featuring them! :)

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  89. Thanks for sharing. First try not so good. Sewing straight end and curves not my forte.

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  90. Wheni printed out the pattern the rectangle strips were differnt widths. Is that right?

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    1. No, they should be the same width. Make sure your printer is set at 100% scale and not at "fit to page". Good luck!

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