Here we have one ordinary bunny from Bunnies by the Bay names Ittybit. Maybe not so ordinary. He's really cute.
Ittybit is about to undergo surgery.
Step one. Gather the supplies. Sewing machine, fabric, scissors, seam ripper, BBs, and a small funnel.
Step two. Make a small rectangular bag using the sewing machine.
Step three. Using the funnel, fill the bag with BBs.
Step four. Sew the bag shut.
Step five. Locate a bottom seam and use the seam ripper to open it up. How much? Large enough to stuff the bag into...
Step six. Stuff that bag of BBs into the bottom of the bunny.
Step seven. Sew the bunny closed. In this case, I didn't have to be extra neat, as the fur covers a multitude of sins.
Step eight. Flip him upright and laugh. He's just had the opposite of liposuction and he's completely adorable.
For those not in the canvas world, what I have created here is a frame weight. We use them to hold our frames on the edge of the table and then we can use both hands to stitch.
Sometimes I use mine to counterweight a table stand when I'm working on a large piece.
I'm officially licensed to practice needlework. No animals were harmed in the making of this frame weight.