Ta-da! Grow to be a magician with a needle and thread while you make this cute felt rabbit and magic hat. However this is not nearly stitching a hat with a cute bunny. Nope! This can be a actual magic trick that you should utilize to entertain your famiy and pals.
I created this little mission for this yr’s version of Sew a Softie. Should you’ve by no means heard of this earlier than, Sew a Softie is a worldwide initiative to encourage children and grown-ups to stitch collectively. One of the best ways to see all the free tasks is by following alongside on Instagram, however there will probably be a full round-up coming quickly to their web site. This yr’s theme is Magic, and I could not be extra excited. You see, my dad is an precise magician.
We’re speaking, has accomplished many a party, particular occasion, and even huge conventions. I’ve typically been requested if I used to be ever his assistant and the reply is sure! Once I was a child I had a set of matching tails with a bow tie and every thing so I may go and assist him. What can I say? We’re an uncommon household.
Magic can imply a variety of issues to lots of people, however a magic rabbit and an precise magic trick is the place my head went with this theme. So right here we’re! Should you’re prepared to drag a rabbit out of a hat that you just made your self, let’s get began!
You will want:
Felt (I used white, darkish grey, and purple)
Acrylic Paint (I used black and pink)
Tiny Paintbrush or Toothpick
Stitching Clips or Pins
Embroidery Floss (I used black)
Magic Rabbit Softie PDF Template
Use the templates to chop out one rabbit, one hat band, and three hats.
I used extra basic magic colours, however you should utilize no matter you want! A darkish shade for the hat and a lightweight shade for the rabbit are a good suggestion as a result of it can make it extra apparent that the hat is “empty” while you carry out the trick.
Need a straightforward solution to lower felt items? Take a look at my video on utilizing freezer paper!
Paint the face on the rabbit. You need to use the template as a information or create your personal face design! Let the paint dry as you make the hat.
Portray on felt is somewhat unconventional, however so long as you rigorously dab the paint on, it really works nice! Should you’ve by no means accomplished this earlier than, apply on a scrap of felt first.
Place the hat band on one of many hat items. The ends are slanted, so ensure that it matches accurately. Use stitching clips or pins to carry it in place when you sew it.
Sew the hat band with operating sew and three strands of embroidery floss. You needn’t sew the ends as a result of these will get stitched within the subsequent step.
Layer the three hat items collectively and clip or pin the layers collectively. Ensure that the hat brim all traces up so the center layer doesnt’ stick out.
Sew across the hat with operating sew and three strands of embroidery floss. Sew the extending ends of the brim, the perimeters and the underside. Maintain the highest open so you may attain into the hat!
Now that you’ve got your magic rabbit and hat, it is time to get able to carry out your magic trick!
The hat has two sections. The entrance part has the hat band, and that can keep empty. Earlier than you begin your magic trick, with out anybody round, tuck the rabbit into the again part.
It helps to push the center of the rabbit down into the again part with three or 4 fingers.
The rabbit must be cosy down inside with out the ears protruding. However they need to even be simple to seize!
The hat ought to look flat like there’s nothing in there. Now it is able to carry out the trick!
Maintain the hat along with your hand contained in the entrance part of the hat. Tilt it towards your viewers to point out that it is empty. By holding your fingers over the center layer of hat, it will likely be hidden.
Shut the highest of the hat and begin the magic! Some folks like a magic wand and a magic phrase like Abracadabra, however my dad at all times wiggles his fingers and asks the viewers for a magic phrase. Generally he makes use of magic phrases like “Joyful Birthday!” or “Razzle McDazzle!” You may have a variety of enjoyable with this half!
Now, attain into the again part of the hat and seize the ears. Slowly pull out the rabbit.
As a result of it is taller than the hat, this half is admittedly spectacular!
Your loved ones and pals will probably be amazed and amused by your new magic and stitching abilities!
The rabbit is a single layer of felt in order that the magic trick works. Having it flat in a flat hat means you may’t actually inform that it is in there. In order for you this to be a toy as a substitute of a trick, do this:
Minimize out two bunny items and stitch them along with some stuffing inside. For this, you solely want to chop two hat items so it is a pocket for the bunny as a substitute of a secret compartment. It is nonetheless cute even with out the magic!
Wish to see me carry out this little trick? I’ve a video on Instagram so you may see it in motion!