A while ago, I had this idea... to make little kits, so people could sew their own softies but they would be simple and easy enough for kids to make them.... so young kids could be encouraged to sew and have something quite easy they could complete themselves and either keep or give as a gift. Or something for people who really want to sew and find it a bit overwhelming ...so I started with some sketches.....
and after much tweaking of the design and clothes and colours,
I can finally show you the finished product, Regina and Rafferty Rabbit.
here is what they look like before you sew them together...
and this is the kit packaging... I wanted to keep it really simple
So because they are sold as a kit, I needed some older kids to be pattern testers. Some big kids, whose mum sews and who would make them as soon as they arrived! So I sent Rafferty and Regina to Indi and Jazzy, daughters of my friend Kate from Foxs Lane. She took so many amazing photos I wanted to show them all but here are the girls making their rabbits:
....and their finished rabbits! Indi sewed hers on her new sewing machine she got for her birthday! Yay!!! And Jazzy also used the machine with some help and they both did a fantastic job!
I am so proud of how well they turned out and I am so thrilled that they loved them. I sent a little survey for them to fill out and they loved them and enjoyed making them so much. It has made me very happy.
So a kit includes 100% certified organic cotton with a front picture and back picture of Rafferty or Regina to be cut out and sewn together. Full instructions are included.