Sleepy Bunny PDF pattern/instructions


Downloadable PDF pattern & instructions for easy-to-make soft and cozy little rabbits (12" long x 8" high)especially designed for cuddles. Simple embroidered faces guarantee the bunny will be ready for naps or bedtime…this little one loves to sleep!  Minky can be a bit tricky for beginning sewists, but this design uses a special technique to tame the minky quirks and enjoy its consummate softness. Includes info to help you choose minky for your bunny. Can be confidently made even by beginners with just basic machine and hand-sewing skills.

NOTE: Pillows should not be used with sleeping babies for safety  reasons.

This pattern is formatted for North American letter paper sizes. Please email me for A4 formatted version:


What you'll need to make Sleepy Bunny:

Minky: ¼ yard  (you’ll need 9” x 36”)

Small piece of light pink polyester satin 8” x 7”

1 yard  satin ribbon 11/2 inch width

1 skein embroidery floss or perle cotton - light pink or beige or brown, to contrast with your minky color.

Thread to match your minky color

Polyester stuffing: 6 ounces

Button and carpet thread

  • Same color as your minky for sewing on ears and tail
  • White button & carpet for whiskers

Chopstick or turning stick

Optional: Disappearing marker for marking position of eyes, nose, mouth

Standard supplies: Sharp scissors, pins, needle for hand sewing.

Recommended sewing machine needle is a size 90/14 stretch needle.


Copyright © 2016 Pippa Mars - No part of this pattern may be reproduced in any form. The patterns, templates, illustrations, photos and instructions are intended exclusively for personal non-commercial use. You may make as many bunnies as you like for yourself or as gifts, but not for sale. For questions regarding this pattern, please contact