Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bunny Love Pillow

I guess there is no stopping the bunny projects!  Meet my newest bunny creation - Bunny Love pillow! This is a fast and easy project that will add a Folk Art Easter feel to your home.

Backing fabric, 3/4 yard
Scraps of fabric for appliqué - I used Anna Griffin's Grace line
Pom Pom trim
22" zipper
Pillow form or fiber fill
Heat n Bond lite

Begin by cutting the pillow front 20" x 12"
Iron the Heat n Bond lite to the back of your appliqué fabric.  I used the Sizzix bunny die for the bunnies.  The folk art tulip pattern can be downloaded here.

Once you have cut out your appliqué pieces, center them on the pillow front.  Iron to set in place and stitch around each piece twice with black thread.

Cut the pom poms the width of the pillow and baste them into place.

For the pillow back…..
There are a few options to finish the pillow:
1.  You can cut the back piece the same size as the front, sew it, turn it, stuff with fiber fill and hand stitch the opening closed.
2.  I used a pillow form and put an invisible zipper in the bottom portion of the back.  I cut 2 pieces for the back:  20" x 2" and 20" x 2.  Set the invisible zipper joining the two pieces.  For invisible zipper tutorial, click HERE.  

Pin the back to the front with right sides together, making sure zipper is open.  My back was a touch larger then the front, so I just trimmed off the excess.  Make sure to tuck those pom pons in so they don't get caught in the seam.

Sew all the way around the pillow using 1/2" seam.  Turn and insert pillow form.

OK, now this is my favorite thing in my house :)



  1. Adorable!!! The fabrics choice for the applications are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day and end of week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. Your bunnies are so adorable, I love them all! I am planning on making the bunny quilt and hope that I can get it completed before Easter. Wish I had your Sizzix cutter for those bunnies but a sharp pair of scissors will have to do the job for now.

    1. Thanks of much! I usually cut my appliqué pieces with scissors, I just happen to have this die :) Send me pictures when you get it done! Hugs, Amanda

  3. Hello, love the bunnies but I have no pattern for them. Can you outline and post the outline of the bunnies?

  4. That is a very cute bunny pillow! Thanks for the tutorial. -Brittany

  5. hi I love the pattern of this pillow also I love bunnies. I have no idea what sizzix is. please could i have the bunny pattern so i could make a pillow too. thanks and happy Easter to you. thanks for the tutorial.
    wilma serrao