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DIY Plush Bunny Pillow

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I created this tutorial, How to Sew a DIY Plush Bunny Pillow that your Kids will Love! My niece loves all types of stuffed animals, or as they are now known, stuffies!  (I always love learning new things from the kiddos in my life). I am just learning how to create, construct, and sew simple patterns. Filled with Poly-Fil® for maximum huggability! This project is perfect for Easter and takes about an hour to complete.

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How to Sew a DIY Bunny Stuffed Animal

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This post,  How to Sew a Bunny in One Hour may contain affiliate links. Using links to these sites means I may earn a percentage of the purchase at no extra cost to you. This post is sponsored by Fairfield World™ but the ideas and opinions are my own.

Here's what you will need to Sew a Plush Bunny Pillow:


Here's how to sew a Bunny Butt Pillow:


To begin the DIY Plush Bunny Stuffie, gather all supplies. Download and print Bunny Pillow Patterns from the bottom of this post ⇓ then tape both pages together to create a full-size template. Cut out patterns with scissors. Trace two bodies and four ears onto the back of the plush fleece fabric with a permanent marker. Cut out all patterns with scissors.


Pin the right sides of each set of ears together. I like to use large straight pins with big, colorful heads for heavyweight or plush fabric, so they can be easily seen and removed.

Then sew using a long stitch, and a 1/4″ seam edge. Leave the bottom edge of both ears open, so they can be turned right side out.

Clip stray threads, remove straight pins and then turn the ears right side out. In pairs, twist eight white chenille stems together at the top, creating four sets total, and insert two sets into each ear. Use a chopstick or pencil to move them in position around the edge of the ears. The chenille stems will provide some structure for the Bunny ears once assembled.


Line up Bunny's body, right sides of fabric facing in.  Position the ears along the INSIDE TOP edge of the Bunny body and secure them with straight pins.

Leave a four-inch section open at the bottom. This opening will be used later for turning and stuffing.

Sew around the perimeter of the Bunny's body using a long stitch. Due to the thickness, push down on the fabric with your fingers as it feeds through the machine. Remember to leave a four-inch opening at the bottom of the Bunny's body.


Clip stray threads, remove straight pins, and then turn the Bunny pillow right side out through the opening at the bottom.


The secret to creating a soft and huggable Bunny is Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ which has a smooth consistency that won't bunch and is non-allergenic. Take fist-sized pieces of Poly-Fil® and starting at the top, stuff the entire Bunny body. I used my fingers and hands to distribute the stuffing evenly.


Once completely stuffed, thread an embroidery needle with sewing thread and whip stitch the opening closed using fairly tiny stitches. The nice thing about this super plush fabric is that the texture totally hides all of the stitches!

Create a four-inch pom pom from bulky white yarn. I love using the Red Heart Pom Pom Maker, but you can definitely roll old school and use a rectangle of cardboard.  Tie off the pom pom and trim it to a sphere shape. To finish, stitch the pom pom tail onto the bottom back of the Bunny's body.

Download the DIY Bunny Pillow Patterns HERE

Beginner Sewing Plush Bunny Butt Pillow

Here is the finished DIY Plush Bunny Stuffie that was completed in just one hour. He's all business in the front and party in the back! Being fairly new to sewing I took my time for each step and didn't rush through the process. Taking it slow definitely lowers the number of mistakes I tend to make.

Perfect to snuggle with in bed or while watching a movie, I know he will be the perfect addition to her Easter basket, but will get lots of loving year-round! The combination of the plush fabric fleece and the Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ makes the perfect Bunny Butt Pillow that will be loved for years to come.

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Additional Easter Printables and Crafts

If you enjoyed this Easter craft I know you will love these bunny projects. Make a Recycled Can Bunny and Chick for Easter with just a few simple supplies. 

Recycled Can Bunny and Chick for Easter by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #recycledcraft #upcycled #easterbunny #easterchick #eastercraft

My DIY Bunny Tail Embroidery Hoop is the perfect Spring addition to the front door or gate. 

DIY Bunny Tail Embroidery Hoop for Spring by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #embroideryhoop #bunnycraft #fairfieldworld #polyfil #madewithFFW

Quick and easy Dollar Tree Clothespin Bunnies are the cutest 15 minute craft for Easter. Ideal for tucking into the kiddos baskets or even hiding in a plastic egg for the Easter egg hunt. 

Dollar Tree Clothespin Bunnies Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollatreecrafts #eastercrafts #bunny #bunnies #clothespincrafts
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13 thoughts on “DIY Plush Bunny Pillow

  • Oh this is so fun! I totally just saw this…great minds think alike with bunny pillows, apparently! LOL

    • ABSOLUTELY!! 🙂

  • What a cute bunny tutorial! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

    • Thanks, Cecilia! It was a learning experience for me too!

    • Easier to make than it looks, too, Marie!

  • Thanks for sharing with us I’m featuring you this week when the next To Grandma’s house we go party starts! Happy Spring!

    • YAY!! Thanks a bunch for the feature Tarahlynn!

  • This is adorable. I will be featuring it this week as well. Now all I need is some fleece to create my own. Thanks for sharing it. #HomeMattersParty

    • Thanks a bunch for the feature, Donna!

  • I cant wait to try this! thx for sharing

    • YAY!! Thanks, Wendy, I can’t wait to see it!

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