I did, however, zero in on the hand sewing of the lining in my quick scan of the directions. I'll spend a hour machine sewing to get out of ten minutes of hand sewing so that had to change. In a consultation with my sewing muse, Sandra, I was advised to sew the zipper pieces together as usual, then just sandwich the rest and sew around the edges. Being literal I sewed all the way around the edges. No, you gotta leave an opening for turning. Okay, ripped out a few stitches, turned it right-side out, and sewed up that opening. Done!
My bunny was supposed to be two different fabrics in the front like some of Sandra's. Somehow that did not happen. Still, it's a cute little thing and the lining is lovely as you can see if you look inside there. Check out this link and this one for more examples of Sandra's awesome fabric choices.
Lil Blue Boo.