How to Make a No-Sew Sock Bunny
Upcycle an old sock into an adorable bunny — no sewing involved. This project is fun, easy and budget-friendly.
Skip the store-bought stuffed animal, and make your own using an old sock and a bag of rice.
- tall sock
- bag of rice
- fabric marker
- hot glue gun
When selecting a sock for this project, pick one without holes. Also, be sure to choose a tall sock (rather than an ankle sock), as you’ll need the extra fabric for your bunny’s ears and tail.
Fill Sock With Rice
To make this step easier, stretch the opening of your sock around a large cup. Then, pour rice into the sock until the rice almost reaches the sock’s ankle seam. Remove the sock from the cup.
Create Bunny's Body With Twine
First, tie off the top of the sock using twine. Be sure you pull the twine securely, and tie a double knot to ensure no rice escapes. Then, wrap another piece of twine around the upper body to create the head. Shoot for a 1:3 head-to-body ratio. Tie a double knot here, too.
Lay the bunny on a flat surface with its head facing you. Then, cut about 1/3 of the ankle/leg portion off the sock. Note: I used a crew sock. If using a taller sock, you’ll need to cut more fabric. Set this scrap piece aside for the tail. Then, make two cuts in a V shape to create the bunny’s ears. Trim the ears to achieve the desired shape.
Create the Tail
Cut the scrap piece from the last step into long strips. Set three strips aside. Then, divide the rest of the strips into pairs. Tie each pair together in the center, creating X-like shapes. Divide the X-like shapes into two piles, stacking them neatly, one on top of the next. Use two of the strips you set aside to tie each pile together in the center, creating two bundles. Then, use your last remaining strip to tie these two bundles together in the center. Don’t worry if your end product looks a bit messy — it’s all part of the appeal.
Trim + Attach Tail
Use scissors to trim the tail until you reach the desired size. Then, attach the tail to the bunny’s bottom with hot glue.
Draw the Face
After the hot glue sets, flip the bunny over so it’s facing up. Use a fabric marker to draw a face on your new friend.
To complete your bunny, tie a pretty piece of ribbon around its neck.