handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Sew many bunnies!

It's been a month since I launched my bunny sewing pattern and over 300 patterns have already been downloaded across the world! In this blog post I'll share customer photos of their bunnies and some of the lovely feedback I've received so far

When I launched my bunny doll sewing pattern last month I wasn't sure what to expect. I have been a full time dollmaker for the past four years and hoped that people would like my bunnies and want to learn how to make dolls with me. I never in my wildest dreams expected that bunnies would be being made from my pattern in countries as far away as Chile, New Zealand, Vietnam and South Africa!

The thing I've always loved the most about making handmade dolls (even more than choosing the fabric!) is hearing the excitement in someone's voice when they receive their doll and seeing how happy it makes them. It's such a lovely feeling that I thought would be hard to beat...until now! Seeing the bunnies you have been making with my patterns and hearing how delighted you are that you made them makes me feel so happy and inspired. I'm hooked!

It's been wonderful seeing the fabrics you've been choosing to make your bunnies with and hearing who you are making them for. I love how unique they all look, even though they are made from the same pattern

Here are some of the photos that customers have been kind enough to share with me and the feedback I've had so far. I hope you will feel as inspired as I do by them

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

This brown beauty was made by Lynn in the US. I adore the lovely blue floral fabric she's chosen to line the bunny's ear's with. It gives her such a lovely vintage feel, don't you think? 

Alison in the UK has been busy making bunnies to give to her nieces and nephews for Easter, as well as making some to raise money to help in Ukraine. I love this little cutie she made using jersey fabric. Doesn't it make her look so cuddly and cute? 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Just look at this lovely bunch!

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Alison said "I have absolutely loved making this bunny! The pattern was really easy to follow, really clearly written with great detail and even extra little tips to make a successful project."
 
handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial
Airin from the US was kind enough to share these photos of this bunny she made for her baby boy that she is expecting
handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial
She made some overalls for her baby boy and resized another pair to fit his bunny which is such a lovely thing to do
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Airin said: " Super well explained Pattern and easy to follow. Happy with my result! Ready to make some clothes for this lil guy. I am expecting a baby boy and I made this for him. I will put a little music box in the back with my favourite lullaby. The opening in the back is perfect for that." I love this idea! 
handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial
This little sweetheart was made by Nina in the UK. Can you believe it's the first doll she's ever made? 
handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial
I love these two bunnies made by Ana from Lithuania. The little outfits are adorable! It's so nice to see so many of you trying out both styles of ears that are included in the pattern for your bunnies. They give such a different look
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Kristina from the US shared this photo of her bunny dressed beautifully in florals for the Spring. 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Kristina told me my pattern was the best written out pattern and instructions I have ever downloaded before which I'm still smiling about now! 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

I love the pink fabric that Susan from the UK has chosen to make her bunny with. The whiskers make her look so cute too! Susan said: "This is my first time sewing anything and I am so happy with how my bunny turned out!! The pattern was really easy to understand, even for an absolute beginner like me. I found all the tips really helpful and really like that I can make lots of different bunnies with the same pattern. I can’t wait to make more!"

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

There is something so soft and gentle about this sweet sleepy bunny that Susan in the US made. The bunny pattern comes with templates to sew open or closed eyes on the bunny, and it makes such a difference to the personality of the bunny! 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

I've got a bit of a crush on the fabric that June in the UK chose for her bunny's dress! June said: "I'm so happy with how my bunny turned out! The instructions were really helpful and easy to follow. I can't wait to make another one!"

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Another sleepy bunny made by Marilyn in the UK. I love her floral ears. Marilyn said: "I can't recommend this pattern enough. It is so well written and easy to follow. I made this bunny for an easter gift and have already started on some more!"

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Mariah from the US made this sweet pair. I love the extra outfits she has made them

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Another cute pair made by Mikayla in the US. They look like they are best friends! 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

This adorable couple were made by Maria in Guatemala. I love their outfits! I can just imagine them going to a dance together

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I love these bunnies that Miss Bonecaria made. They look perfect for the Spring! 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

Gemma in the UK made these sweet bunnies for her daughters. Those floral fabrics are just gorgeous! 

handmade bunny doll sewing pattern and tutorial

This sweet little bunny was shared by Carole from Belgium. She said "Very easy to achieve, my daughter and niece are fans!"

These are just some of the lovely photos and comments that have been shared with me this month. I've been trying to include them all in a folder on my Instagram profile if you would like to see some more. 

The thing that makes me most happy to hear is that people who are learning to sew are finding my pattern easy to use. It was important to me when I was designing it to include as much detail as I could so I could share all the lessons I've learnt over the years. The pattern has step-by-step photographs and instructions as well as lots of little tips for getting the best results.

Molly from the US said: "This pattern is great! I'm a beginner at using a sewing machine and the instructions are clear and easy to follow!" and Poliane from Brazil said: "Perfect! I loved the explanations! super easy!"

Everyone who buys one of my doll sewing patterns is invited to join a private Facebook group where I share more tips and people can ask questions. I've been making videos to demonstrate how I make my dolls with the group. There are almost 70 members so far. It's really lovely to see the community grow and I hope it becomes a useful resource for everyone who buys one of my patterns. 

handmade bunny sewing pattern and tutorial

I am feeling so inspired seeing all the bunnies that you have been making this month. I am grateful to everyone who has shared a photo, their feedback or a review. As a way of saying thank you I thought it would be fun to launch a little giveaway called Maker of the Month.

Each month I will collect all of the photos you have shared of your dolls made with my pattern and I will let my daughter Seren choose one person to win one of my sewing patterns. The winner can choose a sewing pattern in my shop or wait until a new one is released. I'm hoping to launch at least a couple of new sewing patterns each month so there will be lots of new patterns to choose from soon! 

You can share your photos with me by leaving a review (this helps my little business so much), tag me @studioserenpatterns in a post or story on Instagram or share a photo in the Studio Seren Facebook community. I'll choose a winner at the end of each month starting with April. This month I will include all the photos that were shared with me in March too. I can't see what you make!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 comment

What a beautifully written blog post. I look forward to your next one. I haven’t managed to make one of your sweet bunnies yet, but hope to in the next couple of weeks as the weather turns here in New Zealand and indoor activities become more appealing :)

Maxine

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