Tutorial: Quick & Easy Bunny Mats
The chocolate alternative?
- Fabric – top & bottom circles (enough to make large dinner plate sized mats)
- Fabric for bunny
- Needle & Pins
- Embroidery floss
- Sewing machine
- Ric Rac(enough to edge your chosen mat size)
- Pencil/fabric pen
- Bunny Template
- Dinner plate (to make mat circles)
Click for Bunny Template
a) Print off Bunny template, glue to card and cut out
b) Using your largest dinner plate, draw & cut out 2x circles (top & bottom of mat)
c) Iron on your Bondaweb to the wrong side of your Bunny fabric
a) Using your template, draw your bunny onto the back of your
Bondaweb (paper side)
b) Scissor cut bunny out
Do not remove the Bondaweb paper until after you have
cut out your bunny
a) Remove the Bondaweb paper
b) Iron the Bunny onto your circle (top half)
c) Hand/machine sew the bunny onto the circle to secure.
If you wish to furth embellish your mat,
this is the time to do it.
a) Pin your Ric Rac inside of the edge of your top circle
(fabric right side facing)
For best results, pin
your ric rac securely all around the edge with a small overlap
at the start & finish ends.
a) Machine sew your Ric Rac using a 0.5 mm seam
With your Ric Rac now securely sewn onto the top half of your mat
a) Place your bottom circle (right side facing up)
b) Place your top half over the bottom circle (right side facing down)
c) Pin together leaving a small gap
You need the small gap to turn your circle (mat)
right side out after sewing.
a) Machine sew your circles together using 1cm seam allowance
b) Turn the mat right side out through gap
If your have sewn your mats correctly,
you should have top & bottom fabric right side out with the Ric Rac
jutting out between the two.
a) Iron your Bunny Mat to anchor your fabric
b) Top stitch the mat with a 0.5mm seam allowance.
c) Shout Happy Easter!
Topstitching helps the fabrics stay in place after washing.