In the words of one of my favorite shows (Monty Python)….. “And now for something completely different!”

I suppose in the realm of sewing for kids there’s bound to be an interest in sewing toys! Dolls and doll clothes are very popular, softies are super cute, and I hope this tutorial and pattern will be of interest to you because my kids LOOOOOVE puppets!

rabbit puppet DIY, with free pattern

I started to draft up a tutorial and pattern for a frog and thought “Wait a tick…… if this is going on the Sewing Rabbit website I need to make a RABBIT!!!”

To download the entire pattern and tutorial in a quick print format CLICK HERE! And if you’re interested in the frog you can stop over at my blog to download similar instructions and patterns for the frog. I’ll be making 25 frogs for a music teacher conference this year!

And now, ladies and gentlemen…. “It’s time to play the music! It’s time to light the lights! And now let’s get things started on the Sewing Rabbit tonight!”

What you’ll need:

  • Printable pattern pieces
  • White minky fabric (or fleece, felt, etc.) for the body
  • Felt scraps for mouth, tongue, eyes, and ears
  • Googly eyes, pom for nose, wire for whiskers (optional….you can be creative and use whatever you like to make your puppet face!)
  • Sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins

Get started by printing out the pattern pieces and assembling as pictured. Cut out each pattern piece according to the description.

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To complete the puppet, use craft materials to create the face! I also cut cardboard the shape of the mouth and glued it on the inside so that the puppet mouth was easy to manipulate. I also added a small amount of poly-fill stuffing to the top to give the head a little more body.

rabbit puppet DIY, with free pattern

And as your very final step, let your child name the puppet and create the puppet voice!!! Christian named our Sewing Rabbit Boxer! He has quite the attitude!

rabbit puppet DIY, with free pattern

If you love this project and want to check out more puppet ideas, look no further!

Click the links below the image to visit the corresponding site.

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1. Farm animal finger puppets 2. woodland deer 3. owls 4. felt mouse 5. sock monster 6. puppet theater 7. princess hand puppets 8. pop up animal 9. 3 little pigs 10. puppet sleeves

As always, thanks so much for stopping by and until next time…

Happy Sewing!

rabbit puppet DIY, with free pattern