Jack Rabbit Softie - Free Pattern

April 8, 2011



I love Spring! I love seeing new flowers, green grass, hearing birds outside my window, and being able to play at the park again. Spring naturally makes me think of Easter and that leads me to my Jack Rabbit Softie Pattern! One of the very first things I made for my son after I really started sewing, was a set of two rabbits for his first Easter.
Like I said, this was one of my first real projects, and my husband and I made it as a team. Before Mr. Carlee decided he wanted to get a PhD in Political Science, he was an Industrial Design student.  He took lots of design and general art classes, and learned how to use programs like Illustrator and Photoshop.  I love that he is creative, and we like to make projects together.  Our usual arrangement is that he will draw something, and I'll bring it to life.


For the bunnies, my husband helped me draw the body, and I made the rest of the pattern pieces. I also did all the sewing. We have made a few projects with this arrangement, and it's really fun to work on something together as a husband and wife team. I'm excited to share the Christmas stockings we made for our boys, but I think I'll wait until it's closer to December if that's okay with all of you. April is a little too early for me to start thinking about Christmas sewing.

We made two stuffed rabbits, but since we changed the pattern to make the neck shorter after sewing the first one, they aren't a perfect set. My son has had these bunnies for 3 years now, and we have moved across the country since then, and somewhere along the way one has gone missing. Luckily the missing bunny was version A and not the revised and final version!
Jack Rabbit Softie




The Jack Rabbit Softie, stands about 15" tall, and measures 24" from ear to toe. He's a great size to cuddle, and easy to love with his big floppy ears. Do you want to make one too? These cute and cuddly bunnies would make a great Easter present, or a lovely gift for a new baby or small child. Maybe your husband would even like one? Lucky for you, I have done a lot of the hard work already, and the pattern and step-by-step instructions are free! All you have to do is round up some fabric, and start sewing.

This pattern is free, but please be considerate of my work, and don't sell toys made with my pattern. Also, I decided to offer this pattern as a google doc so it would be easiest for all of you to view and download, but this means that I don't know how many of you have printed it. I would love to know how many people are using this pattern, so please leave me a comment if you have downloaded the Jack Rabbit Softie Pattern! Making a pattern takes a lot of time, so this helps me to know if I should keep making them to share with all of you.

Click here to download your own copy of this pattern.

If you are wondering how your own Jack Rabbit Softie will hold up, here he is after sleeping with my son for the last three year. He's been washed, dried, and loved, and he still looks great!



42 comments:

Renae said...

He is lovely! I've downloaded a copy of your pattern to make for a Christmas pressie. I'll be sure to blog about it and show you a finished copy once it's received. Thanks so much for the pattern :)

Milchmaedchen said...

thank you for this sweet pattern... i will try to make one for my godchild... i´m sure she will love it.. julia

Jordan said...

I've downloaded this to make for my younger cousins! they'll absolutely love it.

Tara said...

I'm going to make this for my daughter for Christmas! Thanks!

Larissa said...

Thanks for this! I made one for my cousin's daughter's 1st birthday yesterday. I'll be blogging it (with a link back to you, of course) after the party this weekend so you can see how mine turned out. I did her primarily in pink and aqua, and she's adorable!

Adriana Morris said...

Thank you so much! My two boys will get this for easter!!!

Larissa said...

I did it, and there's a photo here! http://reefbotanicals.blogspot.com/2012/01/ive-been-busy.html

stina said...

aw, SO cute!!

Rachael said...

Downloaded the pattern. Sooo cute!x

carbonyl said...

Thanks for posting this cute pattern! I just downloaded it. -Caralee

JamieBee said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I wanted to make a bunny for my niece for Easter, and a lot of the patterns I saw online were not NEARLY as cute as this one. Thank you for your time and effort to make this pattern! It's simply adorable. :)

Wynn P said...

This is so cute it reminds me of a bunny my grandma made me when I was little. I hope to make these for my girls for Easter. Thanks

GerriC said...

This bunny is just so cute. I love the little round face. My mom made Easter bunnies for my sisters and I one year and this really brings back those memories. Thanks so much for offering this up for free.

shantel said...

This is so cute! I featured it on my blog!
http://seemesew.blogspot.com/

Rachel W said...

Adorable! Im looking forward to making this!

cara said...

So sweet! I just downloaded the pattern, and I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent!

MJL said...

Will try to make one, soon... thank you

Alibé Made said...

Thank You for the pattern! Very cute!

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Tori said...

This is a great pattern! I just downloaded it, and I'm using my husband's old baby clothes scraps to make this bunny for my mother-in-law's birthday!

Unknown said...

Thank You for the pattern! cute bunny <3

memyselfmel said...

Looking for that perfect bunny softie, came across your blog and what a gorgeous pattern, I hope to make it for a new baby girl gift. Thans so much for sharing it :))))

Carrie said...

I made this and it turned out so cute! I re-purposed an old Hawaiian shirt and used some coordinating flannel I had instead of felt. He has been dubbed Sir Donco.

beaquilter said...

This is SO cute, Missy Mac's blog referred me to your blog.... I downloaded it and think I might make it soon. I'm 34wks prego, so a cute bunny would be nice for the nursery! thanks again, you should sell it on craftsy!? I'd be happy to pay a few $ for it if you have paypal...?

Fiona's Mom said...

I am hoping to have the time to make one of these rabbits from left over fabric I am using for a baby shower quilt.
If I don't get it done before the baby shower I can always send it along when the baby is born.

Daniella Atzinger said...

This is so cute! I downloaded it. I'm making plot bunnies for all my writer friends (plot bunnies are essentially ideas, and they run rampant during National Novel Writing Month), and I've been looking for a better pattern than the one I have. Thank you!
Ella

Teru Teru Tako said...

Sooo Cuteeeee.... Thanks for the patterns.I will make it for my lovely sister^^

Deanna Dappen said...

Hey! I downloaded the pattern. I'm trying to decide between a simple felt pattern or this, which is more work, but super cute! Thanks for the great instructions and pattern!!!

'tine said...

Hello! I downloaded your pattern. It looks very cute. Thanks for sharing!

Sara Randall said...

Hi! I just made these bunnies a second time after my little one loved his to pieces. I had my husband convert your pattern into Silhouette format. I can email you to files if that might be something you or your readers would be interested in. Thanks!

sarandall6@gmail.com

IVANA said...

Muito obrigada por compartilhar os padrões desse belo coelho! Parabéns!

anna said...

So cute thanks for the Pattern!!

Andrea said...

Thanks for your generosity! Just downloaded the little guy for a perfect gender-neutral baby shower gift :)

Andrew Maciula said...

Thank you for this wonderful pattern. We made this for our daughter's first birthday and she loves it!

kathleenmph said...

Thanks so much for the pattern! I just made one, pink and purple from scraps of a princess dress, so I think it's more a Jackie Rabbit :)

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Sarah O said...

Hi! I think this is an adorable pattern! I made one for a shower gift, and now am making 3 more for my kids. Everyone loved it!

cdlc said...

Thank you very much. You have made a big girl (me) very happy and will hopefully make a little girl very happy too.

Webhex test said...

Am making one together with my 8 year old daughter. She chose tiger spot fabric.... with a pink contrast :) Love the pattern, thank you.

Audrey Matlock said...

I love this pattern!!! I'm making one for my first grandchild due in June, and then will have to continue and make one for the second grandchild due in September!!! Thanks so much :)

Kristy said...

Precious! Hoping to get a few of these sweet guys stitched for Easter! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jessica Mayoh said...

Downloaded this pattern and hope to have the time to make this for my daughter's first birthday. She needs a lovie and this pattern is perfect! Thank you for sharing.

Keri Hallford said...

Downloaded and am planning on making 2 for 2 sweet new babies of friends (without the button eyes of course!)

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