Easter Bunny
Photography by Mac Jamieson

Easter will be here before you know it! Sew this delicate baby knit outfit by Laurie Anderson of Southern Stitches and celebrate the Easter season with Peter Rabbit. Laurie shares her expert tips for machine shadow work on baby knits in this project guide. Laurie is the owner of Southern Stitches, an online boutique of vintage-inspired heirlooms, smocking, handmades, embroideries and ePatterns. She is a member of the Smocking Arts Guild of America and chapter coordinator for her local Threads of Love ministry. On the next page, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for a boy and girl version of this darling baby knit outfit. Plus, get our new Spring 2018 Issue for many more projects for this upcoming season! 

Easter Bunny
Photography by Mac Jamieson


  • Knits by Mally + Mac—convertible gown, blanket, burp cloth
  • Machine Shadow Work by Southern Stitches
  • Machine Shadow Work design for girl (Download on our website.)
  • 40wt. embroidery thread (all projects)
  • Sheer mesh cutaway stabilizer (all projects)
  • Water-soluble stabilizer (all projects)
  • Heat-n Bond Lite
  • Piece of fabric for shadow work (knit, batiste or similar), 4 or more inches larger than the height and width of your chosen embroidery design (blankets)
  • 1¼” wide strip of knit fabric or pre-folded bias trim for outside of oval (boy blanket)
  • Lace beading and 4mm silk ribbon (girl blanket and burp cloth)
  • Lace edging (girl blanket and convertible)
  • Perle cotton thread, white (boy blanket)
  • General sewing and embroidery supplies

To get the machine embroidery design for this project, visit our Autumn 2017 downloads page. It can be found under “Embellishing Ready-to-Wear Knits.”

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