Easter Bunny Napkin Craft-
This post was not the original post I had planned. You see here in blog land so many of us think alike. Many of you may have seen these cute bunny ear napkin rings in some of your local shops. I saw them and I immediately thought ( light bulb moment) I’ll make these and share them with my wonderful bloggy friends. Debby the sweet blogger at Confessions Of A Plate Addict had the same idea and she posted her tutorial last week. I had a good giggle. Because this has happened several times before. Below is her wonderful napkin ring tutorial ( image belongs to Debby and was shared on pinterest.)Well what good are these cute napkin rings if you don’t have napkins to go in them? I set up my sewing machine and got busy with this Easter Bunny Napkin Craft.
What you Need
White or solid color cotton fabric pre-washed and ironed ( or cotton linen mix) I found mine at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts
Patterned cotton fabric ( pre-washed and ironed)
Fancy trim ( lace eyelet etc.)
Embroidery hoop ( optional)
Embroidery floss ( optional)
Bunny template ( I have been making these little bunnies since I was a little girl. Just make circles and taa daa. But you can get my template here
Sewing machine ( or needle and thread)
Bunny Template ( see below)
pom poms ( varying sizes)
Before You Start (click here to get my bunny template) right click to copy and save and print ( you may need to adjust the size). Cut out the bunny template. I have been making this little trio of bunnies since I was a little girl. It was one of the first things I taught my daughter to draw 😉
Let Make It!
Begin by cutting your solid color fabric into 18 x 18 inch squares ( or smaller if you prefer). Double roll the edges and press well with an iron.
Using your sewing machine or hand stitch, or if you are fortunate enough to have a rolled edge hemmer foot on your sewing machine, sew the pressed edge. ( sorry about the photos its hard to hold an iron, the fabric and take the photo) Notice my supervisor Izzy is asleep on the job
Next lets add some trim to the top and bottom of the napkin ( optional). Pin your trim/lace in place on the top and bottom edge of your napkin. Leaving a bit (about a 1/2 inch ) of the trim over the edge. Try and stitch over your original seam if possible. You may need to sew two rows if you are using wide trim like I am (sew one on the edge and one on your original seam). Stitch down using your sewing machine or needle and thread.
Lay your cut out bunnies template onto your printed fabric and pin in place. Cut the bunnies out and pin them to the center bottom of the napkin about an inch above your trim edge. Now the choice is yours to trim the bunny edges ( this sews them in place and keeps the edges from fraying) You can use an embroidery hoop and embroidery floss and do a satin stitch all of the way around. Or use your sewing machine on zigzag or embroidery edge setting. Or hand stitch a blanket stitch. Whatever best suits your comfort and skill level. As you can see I am using a satin stitch and honesty I need a bit of practice. It has been a very long time since I did any embroidery and sadly it shows. Important tip-DO NOT try to do embroidery in a dark living room
Use your iron to press the napkin over the bunny applique and it’s time to add those cute tails. You will need to trim the Velcro dots to fit the size of the pom poms you are using. Hand stitch or use your sewing machine to attach the Velcro to the tails and the bunnies. Use the fuzzy part on the bunnies) I made the tails removable for washing the napkins. You can skip this step if you like and just stitch the tails on. I prefer to remove them so they stay nice and fluffy.
I added more embroidery to the bunny edges for the finished napkins.
and there you have it. Sweet Easter Bunny Napkins ♥
Have you ever made your own napkins?
Have a great weekend everyone. Make happy memories.