Embroidered Bunny Pocket
I decided to embroider a little bunny to sit in the pocket of my apron. It's perfect for Easter and just general adorableness. It's always nice to have something fun to make you smile.
I made a template so you can add one to your own apron, pocket tee or jacket! Whatever pocket you want. And if you've never embroidered before, don't worry, there's just two simple stitches to learn.
First take your template and pattern tracing paper and trim them down to the length of the pocket edge line on the template. Note that you can scale the template when printing to make it bigger or smaller depending on the size of your pocket.
With the template over the pattern paper, align the line to your pocket and trace the template with your pencil. The paws should go on the pocket itself. Make sure you press hard enough to really get the pattern on your fabric.
Thread your needle with the embroidery thread and start embroidering your bunny head on using a backstitch. Here is a guide to embroidery stitches. Make sure you start a little lower than pocket for your bunny head to make sure if you put something in the pocket, or it moves, people can't see the start of it.
After you've backstitched the outline of the head and the nose, backstitch the paws onto the pocket. Then use french knots to make the two eyes. Here's a video on the french knot. It can be pretty tricky so you may have to cut them out and redo them a couple times.
And there you have it!
And here's a little behind scenes look at my photo shoot. My dog, Helo, always has to be apart of the action.