Today I whipped up another little Bunny. This little golden rabbit is for a new baby, who was born back in December. As her family was moving house, I held off on sending a present – one more thing to pack. Now they are settled and so here she is.
While I was at it I thought I would take a few shots to share a craft hack.
This is how I turn the bunny pieces right side out. For this trick I use a small paintbrush, and the empty barrel of a “Twistable” crayon. I’ll show you how it is done with a tiny ear of the bunny.
When I am sewing up my little softies, I always make the stitch length on my machine a little smaller, and I start sewing a little way away from the turning gap. I sew back towards the gap and then away again, which means there are no thread tails at the turning gap to loosen as the piece is turned. Before turning I also clip all the curves and cut off the points.
So firstly I place the empty barrel inside one of the pieces.
Taking the pointy wooden end of the small paintbrush in the other hand, I push the pointy end of the fabric ear into the empty barrel as far as I can.
Next I take the ear off the barrel. Now that it is started, it is really easy to turn with the paintbrush. I run the paintbrush around the seams of the entire ear and it is done.
Here ends the craft hack!
There is a little more to go with this bunny, a very small quilt to cover it up, but it is still a WIP.
I am not sure about it. Now, in this photo, it is looking a little “towelish”. I will give it a fresh look in the morning, perhaps it will have lost that towel look. Stay tuned.
*Not Turning Tricks