Rowena Rabbit PDF Pattern
Rowena is a 35 cm cuddly bunny with floppy ears. You can make her little dress and pj’s too. Although Rowena is the ideal cuddle companion for a small child, she’s also pretty enough to make for your teddy bear collection. This Rowena rabbit soft toy sewing pattern is ideal for beginner and experienced teddy bear makers.
Did you know that Rowena is a famous rabbit? She was featured in the Jan/Feb 2006 issue of Craftwise Magazine.
This is the PDF version of the pattern. The Rowena rabbit PDF pattern is a great choice because it’s affordable and you don’t have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. Once you have paid for your order, you will receive a link where you can download the pattern sheets and instructions. You can print the pattern on ordinary A4 or Letter sized printer paper. To ensure that your pattern comes out the right size, choose ‘Actual Size’ in your printer settings.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Bear?
We made our Rowena using synthetic fur but feathered mohair would work equally well. You can even try a completely different fabric such as upholstery fabric, denim, or cotton print.
Supplies List for the Bear:
- Fabric – 1/4m mohair or synthetic fabric
- Eyes – 11mm or 12mm safety or glass eyes
- Joints – 30mm discs with split pins or screws
- Nose Thread – embroidery thread no 8
Supplies List for the Outfits:
- Approximately 1/4m small print fabric for each outfit. Quilting cotton or T-shirt fabric work well
- Assorted press studs and buttons
Sewing Tools and General Supplies:
In addition to the items in the supplies list above, you will need fiber fill stuffing, sewing thread, and possibly some glass beads or lead shot to weight the bear.
Have the following tools on hand:
- Fabric marking pen to mark out the pattern pieces on the fabric
- Small sharp scissors for cutting out
- Hand sewing needles
- A long doll needle to insert the eyes
- A hemostat or stuffing tool
- Needle nose pliers for the joints
Hand Sewing or Sewing Machine?
We prefer to sew our bears entirely by hand. You can save time by sewing the seams using a sewing machine. However, you will still need to do some hand-finishing.