A few years ago I wrote a tutorial to make bunnies from baby socks:
At the time, I mentioned that you could add stitching to give them faces if you wanted to, like this:
Today I'm finally going to show you how to do that part. Before I start, I have to apologize. I thought that I had taken pictures of every step, but I failed to take two relatively important ones and all of the bunnies are finished and postal, so you'll just have to go with what I have, k? Sorry about that...
After you get the bunny made, according to the original tutorial, you will thread a needle with some strong thread (hand quilting or upholstery). You will want it double and knotted at the end, and fairly long so you can get everything stitched without running out of thread.
Begin by inserting the needle at the base of the ears in the back. Take a small stitch, wrap the thread around the front across both ears and back around to the back, but don't pull it all the way tight. Poke the needle between the threads before you pull tight. This will ensure that the knot doesn't pull through the sock and your stitches will be secure:
Wrap the thread around the base of the ears several times, pulling tight, and then slip the needle under the threads at the back and tie off, but don't cut the thread.
Insert the needle back into the bunny's head and out again in the front where an eye will be:
I used the toe "seam" (where it changed colors) and "dart" (the diagonal line that gives the sock some shape) as guides to sort of line up where the eye should go. Thread a seed bead (approximately 1/4" size) onto the thread and reinsert the needle about 1/8" away and pull it out on the opposite side of the head in the orientation as the stiches on the first side:
Thread the other bead and reinsert the needle - again, 1/8" away - bringing needle out on opposite side where you took the first eye stitch. Go back and forth through the bunny's head and eyes a few times to make sure that the eyes are securely sewn, adding a bit of tension to shape the head:
Reinsert the needle into the head, bringing it out again where we will begin shaping the nose:
Okay - here's where I mess you up. Take a stitch down and towards the center of the bunny's head, bringing needle out again up and to the left (at the same level as shown above), then down again to the center. Basically, you are stitching a "v". Refer to the photo of the finished bunny at the top of the post for a visual. Again - my apologies. After you've taken the second stitch, bring needle out at the base of the bunny's ears in the back and tie off. Reinsert the needle into the bunny's head and bring it out an inch or two away. Pull the thread taut and clip the thread. The ends will pop back inside the head and never be seen again!
Smoosh (a technical term) the stuffing around until the head is shaped the way you like, and you're done!