Cross Stitch Finish: Chubby Bunny

On the day before Easter, I squeezed out a finish of my Chubby Bunny by Jeanette Douglas. This was only of our stitch-along pieces.

Here it is all finished and in my dough bowl. I ended up doing a tart pan finish. I had picked up the tart pan at the thrift store some time ago. It was finally time to use it.

I stitched mine on 40-count linen…just a scrap I had using the called-for colors. I didn’t stitch the date on mine.

Let me show you how I finished it. I started with a circle of matte board that was slightly smaller than the size of the bottom of the tart tin and cut the stitched piece even bigger than that.

I love using the Bigger Perfect Circles when doing projects like this. You can find them HERE on Amazon. I used them to cut out graduated circles. I cut two of each size then I used a needle and thread and put one stitch in them to hold them together but did not pull the thread tight. I hot-glued the stack to the matte board circle.

Then I did a running stitch around the stitched piece, put the batting and matte board in the circle, and started pulling the thread tighter. I smoothed out the wrinkles as I went.

When I got it how I wanted, I did a spider web-type stitching to hold it all tightly together.

I found some trim that I liked with pompoms. I hot-glued it to the edge. In the picture on the right, you can see how the layers of batting make the piece domed-shaped. THIS is the trim I used. The company that sells it is Purple Paper Mountain on Etsy. It’s VERY reasonably priced.

I hot-glued it into the tart tin and called it a finish. I thought about a bow but decided against it.

Here it is in my dough bowl. I’m very pleased with it. It’s a piece I’ll keep out at East and leave out through the spring. I love the little flowers in the stitch.

I’m so happy to have a finish…

Now I need to get my Chubby Bird finished too. It would be another great addition to my dough bowl.

15 thoughts on “Cross Stitch Finish: Chubby Bunny”

    1. I love your Chubby Bunny finish!
      Also, your personalization of Seemeth Sleeping turned out perfect! That entire project is just beautiful.

  1. I love the chubby bunny – so cute.
    The Christmas ornaments I’m making this year use tart tins – so glad you had this tutorial! Thank you!
    Love and prayers

  2. Too too cute. I’m luvn Chubby Bunny. He’s perfect just the way you finished it….no bow needed.
    Where did you get the long alphabet pillow?

  3. I love that you show how to finish pieces! I have a few that I have finished stitching, but yet to tackle the full finishes. You are helping me gain confidence that I can do this.

  4. I really like your finish in the tart pan – very cute indeed! Thank you for showing how you do it. The trim really sets it off nicely.

  5. Judy - Michigan

    Oh my goodness that Chubby Bunny is so adorable. You are very creative with your Tart Tin. Just really love it. Great job!

  6. Barbara Firesheets

    I love how you finished your Chubby Bunny! Thank you for doing a tutorial. Have you done a tutorial on how you cut down over sized frames from the thrift store? Would love to see a step-by-step on how you do that.

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