A gift for you! It's time to free this cute rabbit, placemat and coaster, one of the first patterns I made, perfect for Easter and to decorate your table!
You need two fabrics of different colors. Open and print the PDF pattern.
When you print the pattern, to ensure it’s printed in the correct scale, test the square, it should be 1" x 1" (2,5 x 2,5 cm). The three shapes required to make the rabbit placemat are spread over multiple sheets. Join the prints following the instructions.
Trace one coaster pattern on the wrong side of each fabric. Cut out the pieces with a 1/4" (6 mm) seam allowance, as shown by the dotted line in the pattern.
Overlap and pin the two pieces right sides together. Sew all round the coaster at 6 mm from the raw edge. Leave open the section AB.
Cut the seam allowances as shown in figure. Turn the coaster right side out through the section AB. Help yourself with a little stick or a knitting needle. Push the ears out first.
Push out all the edge of the coaster and stop it in the right position with a basting. Fold inwards the seam allowance AB and sew the opening by hand.
Topstitch the rabbit coaster near the edge. Use an upper and a bottom thread spool with the same fabric colors. Hide the excess threads inside the bunny, remove the basting and iron it (you can also iron an folded ear).
Trace on the wrong side of a fabric the pieces indicated like center and back placemat. On the wrong side of the other fabric the body piece. Cut out all the pieces with a 1/4" (6 mm) seam allowance, as shown by the dotted line in the pattern.
Cut a carboard with the shape of the inner curve of the placemat (red line in the pattern).
Overlap the carboard shape on the wrong side of the body. With an iron fold the edge interested over the paper, as shown in the photo.
Overlap the body on the center placemat along the red curve, both pieces are right side up. Pin and baste them together. Topstitch close the folded margin with a thread of the same color of the fabric.
Overlap the two sides of the placemat, right sides together. Pin them and sew all round the perimeter at 1/4" (6 mm) from the raw edge. Leave open the section AB.
Cut the seam allowance as shown in the figures. Turn the placemat right side out helping you with a little stick or a knitting needle. Baste the placemat all round. Push inside the seam allowances of the section AB and hand sew the opening.
Topstitch the rabbit placemat near the edge. Use an upper and a bottom thread spool with the same fabric colors. Hide the excess threads inside the rabbit body, remove the basting and iron it.
Good sewing and Happy Easter!