Easter Bunny Embroidery – Danish Knots Made Easy
Sew a sweet embroidered easter bunny pouch for gifting treats with Mollie Johanson’s Danish embroidery knot stitch masterclass.
Sew an embroidered easter bunny as the perfect way to gift chocolate treats for easter! The top of the embroidered easter bunny pouch is left open, so you can secure the treats inside by tying a ribbon bow around the embroidered easter bunny's ears! It's simple to add the face to the embroidered easter bunny using simple embroidery stitches and Danish embroidery knots – we show you how to work the perfect Danish embroidery knot as part of this article!
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
- Use a 5mm (¼in) seam allowance.
- Download our embroidered easter bunny pattern
How to work a Danish embroidery Knot
Make a straight stitch and then bring the needle up a short distance below.
Slide the needle under the straight stitch, keeping the working thread to the right of the needle.
Pull the thread taut, but not tight.
Slide the needle under the straight stitch again, keeping the working thread under the needle. Pull the thread taut again.
Tack down the knot by going down through the fabric at the bottom of the triangular knot.
If necessary, shape the knot slightly with your finger.
How to make a bunny pouch
Download and print out the embroidered easter bunny pattern and cut it out.
Cut the felt in half to make two pieces each measuring 25x15cm (10x6in).
Press the Bondaweb paper side up onto the wrong side (WS) of the linen fabric.
Peel off the paper backing then place the linen right sides (RS) up onto one piece of felt and press into place.
Place the template on the centre of the RS of the linen, draw around it and cut it out.
Place the template on the centre of the other half of the felt, draw around it and cut out.
Embroidering the face
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.
Stitch the features using six strands of stranded cotton.
Work the eyes as Danish knots in black and the nose as a pink Danish knot.
Stitch the mouth in pink backstitch and the cheeks in pink satin stitch.
Assembling the bag
Pin the linen/felt front and felt back bunny shapes RS together.
On the felt back, mark the lines from the template where the ears and head meet.
Sew around the bottom of the head, starting and stopping at the marked lines, and backstitching at either end to secure.
Turn the bunny bag RS out then press carefully so the curved seam lies on the edge.
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.
After you have filled the bag, tie ribbon around it in a bow below the ears to hold it closed.
More like the embroidered easter bunny
We have more great designs for you right here on Gathered. If you are in the mood for more Easter embroidery, try our how to make felt easter eggs article, our bunny embroidery pattern or our chicken embroidery design. We also have cute Easter cross stitch designs in our chicken cross stitch patterns and our Easter bunny cross stitch patterns if cross stitch is your thing.
Mollie is the author of Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small. She lives near Chicago and is happiest with a cup of coffee and some stitching. She specializes in designing exceedingly cute, contemporary embroidery and cross stitch projects with a kawaii influence. Her work has been featured on The Spruce Crafts and in books and magazines including Simply Sewing Magazine, Cross Stitch Crazy and Mollie Makes. She co-hosts the Very Serious Crafts Podcast with Haley Pierson-Cox and Heidi Gustad. Find her on Instagram @molliejohanson