Get ready to fill some Easter baskets with these sock bunnies because they’re so easy to make! My version of these sock animals is the Inside Out Sock Bunny. These sock bunnies make a great Easter project for a beginner sewer too.
The inside of socks usually have a different look than the outside of the sock giving these bunnies a more worn look. Go ahead and check your socks…I’ll wait. :) Sometimes socks even have threads that hang loose that will add fun textures to your sock bunnies.
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Materials and Tools
- 1 pair of socks
- fabric marking pen
- paper (optional, for making ear pattern shape)
- fabric scraps (for opposite side of ears, face details, and bunny tail)
- polyester filling
- straight pins
- sewing machine (optional, these can be sewn by hand)
- sewing needle
How to make the Inside Out Sock Bunny
Begin by cutting the elastic inside the folded over top of the sock. This will then fold open.
Lay the socks flat right-side out.
Cut the heel off one sock and set aside. Then cut that sock in half. Set aside foot portion to be used for ears.
On both socks make marks for the arms and legs from the heels to the ankle (see photo above).
Before cutting arms apart, sew along marked lines leaving ends open. Once sewn, cut arms apart down center and trim off excess fabric.
Repeat with legs portion leaving a gap in the crotch area for stuffing.
Turn arms and body with legs inside out.
Firmly stuff the body with legs and arms making sure there are no lumps or gaps.
Sew the hole closed using a ladder stitch. Click here for a great tutorial on the ladder stitch.
Fold in the edges of the arm opening and pin in place onto the body. Stitch onto the body with a ladder stitch going around twice be a secure hold.
Make the Sock Bunny Tail
Cut a small circle of white fleece.
Add a few stitches around the center of the circle (see photo above).
Pull thread tight to bring the circle together. Thread a few stitches through the middle of the tail to hold in place.
Trim off base of tail so it will sit flat on the bunny butt.
Pin tail onto the bunny butt and sew in place.
Make the Sock Bunny Ears
Using the foot portion that was set aside earlier, cut apart so you have two equal pieces.
Layer the sock fabric and a piece of scrap fabric right-sides out. Pin together.
Using a piece of paper, create a bunny ear shape that fits the fabric pieces. Trace ear shape onto fabric.
Sew along marked lines and trim away excess fabric.
Sew ears into place on the sock bunny’s head with a ladder stitch.
Add the Sock Bunny Face
You have many options for the face on your sock bunny. Faceless works also.
Here are some ideas:
- Use the leftover heel piece to create a nose
- Use fabric scraps for eyes
- Create a mouth using sewing or embroidery thread
- Use safety eyes or buttons for eyes
- Create eyes with embroidery thread
Now you should have a cute little inside-out sock bunny with floppy ears perfect for filling Easter baskets. Make a whole bunch using different colored and textured socks. Extra long socks make extra long sock bunnies.