How to Make a No-Sew Sock Bunny

Upcycle an old sock into an adorable bunny — no sewing involved. This budget-friendly project only requires a handful of materials.

Face it — you won't find your lone sock's pair. Make a stuffed bunny from your lone sock and a bag of rice instead. These would make a great addition to your kid's Easter basket.

Gray Sock Bunny

How to Make a No-Sew Sock Bunny

Upcycle an old sock into an adorable bunny — no sewing involved. This budget-friendly project only requires a handful of materials.

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

What You'll Need

  • tall sock
  • bag of rice
  • fabric marker
  • twine
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

Gather Supplies

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

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.

Cut Ears

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 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 Face

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

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.

Add Ribbon

Photo by: Allie Holcomb King

Allie Holcomb King

To complete your bunny, tie a pretty piece of ribbon around its neck.

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