Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Benny Bunny's Book -- Free Pattern & Tutorial


Are you ready for the final Benny Bunny tutorial in this fun little series?
Benny's book is the easiest of his things to make.
(Okay, other than the button cookie.)



These little books are so easy you could make Benny a whole library full in about five minutes.

Ready to get started?
You'll find the full tutorial and pattern after the jump!





Materials:
  • white felt
  • purple felt

*I prefer wool felt since it holds up better over time, but craft felt will work okay too.


Step 1: Print pattern (optional)



Click HERE or on the image above to view and print the all of the Benny Bunny patterns.  For this project we'll be using the "book cover" and "book page" pattern pieces.

Or you can skip printing the pattern all together and just use a ruler to cut your pieces out.  :)  See next step for measurements.


Step 2: Cut pieces from felt



For the book cover, cut one piece of purple felt (or any other color) to 2 1/8" x 1 3/8".
For the book page, cut one piece of white felt to 7/8" x 1 1/8".

You can either just use a ruler to measure or you can use the mattress pattern (see Step 1) as a guide.


Step 3: Sew book


Center the book page on top of the book cover.



Fold cover over book page.  Make sure the edges of the book cover match up.



Using an 1/8" seam allowance, sew down the spine (fold) of the book.


Finished

That's it!





Happy reading, Benny!




For all of the Benny Bunny tutorials, click HERE.

If you make your own Benny Bunny and his things, be sure to add pictures to the Flickr group so we can see all the fun variations and get ideas for other things Benny might like!

1 comment:

Amie Plumley said...

Little Benny is so super cute! I love it! I teach a kids sewing club and camp and can't wait to show them this - I know it will inspire a whole Benny world! Thanks for sharing.