Fluffy Tail Bunny Dishtowel Sewing Project

Bunnies have been catching my eye lately! Today I wanted to share this fun Spring fluffy bunny decorative dishtowel tutorial with you from Flamingo Toes.  She does provide a list of materials needed, and a bunny printout to use below. However, if you do not have these things at home, take this idea as inspiration and see what you can come up with using things you have handy. For example, if you do not have any iron fusible webbing use some pins to hold your bunnies in place or a little dot of fabric glue in the center. This can be a great scrap fabric project or upcycle idea.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Materials:

  • DMC Charles Craft Linen Dishtowel
  • Small amounts of fabric for bunnies and hearts
  • 3″ x 40″ piece of fabric for the ruffle
  • fusible webbing
  • Lace Trim for the bottom edge of the towel – 1/2 yard
  • DMC Embroidery Floss in two coordinating colors to your fabric
  • yarn for pom pom or premade pom poms
  • Floral Bunny Pattern

Begin by cutting out pieces of fabric a little larger than each bunny and the three hearts. Iron fusible webbing to the back of each fabric piece then cut out the patterns. Remove the paper backing and iron the bunnies and hearts to the dishtowel. You want them centered on the lower half of the towel, about 2 1/2″ up from the bottom edge.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

With a contrasting thread, stitch around the bunnies and hearts three times. This works great with a free-motion foot and the feed dogs lowered, but if you don’t have one you can just sew slowly around the edges.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Hem the two short sides and the bottom edge of your ruffle piece and sew a gathering stitch along the top raw edge.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Sew the ruffle to the bottom edge of the dishtowel, lining up the gathered edge with the bottom hemmed edge of the dishtowel. Sew in place with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Press the ruffle away from the dishtowel.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Sew a row of lace or other trim along the bottom of the dishtowel, just above the ruffle seam. Tuck the ends of the trim to the back side of the dishtowel and sew down.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Measure up 1/4″ from the trim and with your embroidery floss, stitch a running stitch along the bottom edge of the towel. Repeat with another contrasting color of floss, 1/4″ above the first one.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Make two small pom poms (or use pre-made pom poms) and sew them in place securely on the back side of each bunny.

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

You’re all finished! Isn’t it cute? And so simple to make too!

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

Sweet Floral Bunny Dishtowel

 

Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created www.beginner-sewing.com. An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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