Easter Bunny Embroidery – Danish Knots Made Easy

Sew a sweet bunny pouch for gifting Easter treats with Mollie Johanson’s Danish knot stitch masterclass.

Bunny embroidery design - how to do danish knots

You will need

  • Linen fabric: 25x15cm (10x6in), bag front
  • Felt: 25x30cm (10x12in), bag front lining and back
  • Bondaweb: 25x15cm (10x6in)
  • Narrow ribbon: 50cm (20in)
  • Stranded cotton: black and pink
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit
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Notes

How to work a Danish Knot

Step 1

Make a straight stitch and then bring the needle up a short distance below.

Step 2

Slide the needle under the straight stitch, keeping the working thread to the right of the needle.

How to sew Danish Knots step 1

Step 3

Pull the thread taut, but not tight.

Step 4

Slide the needle under the straight stitch again, keeping the working thread under the needle. Pull the thread taut again.

How to sew Danish Knots step 2

Step 5

Tack down the knot by going down through the fabric at the bottom of the triangular knot.

How to sew Danish Knots step 3

Step 6

If necessary, shape the knot slightly with your finger.

How to make a bunny pouch

Cutting out

Step 1

Download and print out the bunny bag template and cut it out.

Step 2

Cut the felt in half to make two pieces each measuring 25x15cm (10x6in).

Step 3

Press the Bondaweb paper side up onto the wrong side (WS) of the linen fabric.

Step 4

Peel off the paper backing then place the linen right sides (RS) up onto one piece of felt and press into place.

Step 5

Place the template on the centre of the RS of the linen, draw around it and cut it out.

Step 6

Place the template on the centre of the other half of the felt, draw around it and cut out.

Embroidering the face

Step 1

Place the cut out linen/felt shape on top of the template and trace over the facial features. Tape the template and fabric onto a window to trace if necessary.

Step 2

Stitch the features using six strands of stranded cotton.

Step 3

Work the eyes as Danish knots in black and the nose as a pink Danish knot.

Step 4

Stitch the mouth in pink backstitch and the cheeks in pink satin stitch.

Bunny softie pattern step 4

Assembling the bag

Step 1

Pin the linen/felt front and felt back bunny shapes RS together.

Step 2

On the felt back, mark the lines from the template where the ears and head meet.

Bunny softie pattern step 5

Step 3

Sew around the bottom of the head, starting and stopping at the marked lines,  and backstitching at either end to secure.

Finishing off

Step 1

Turn the bunny bag RS out then press carefully so the curved seam lies on the edge.

Step 2

Stitch around the shape by hand in running stitch using pink stranded cotton. Stitch through both layers of the head and only through the top layer of the ears.

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Bunny softie pattern step 6

Step 3

After you have filled the bag, tie ribbon around it in a bow below the ears to hold it closed.

How to do Danish Knots Bunny Embroidery Project