There I was, bored and avoiding laundry duty.
Daphne had just went down for a precious nap.
I got a bug in my pants to tackle a simple sewing project while she was asleep.
What better than to tackle a stuffed animal or small pillow?!
Checking out this site for reference, I whipped up a pattern of my own and made a few animals.
The first one I made started out as an owl and then somehow transformed into a weird horned thing. Meh. Perhaps if I sewed eyes on it, it would look better. The second mini-project I completed were two foxes. The first is simple, the second I elaborated upon the original design I made.
I shredded an old pillow we had laying in the closet and used that for filling.
Woo hoo! Took me only about an hour and a half for all 4 animals. Small project. Very easy for a beginner sewing project.
Cut out body shape, arms and legs, 2 of each.
Turn them so the correct/right sides are together and wrong sides outwards.
Sew around them, leaving an open gap to insert filling/stuffing.
Turn them inside out, so the correct pattern side is facing outwards.
Fill with stuffing.
Close up gaps.
Picture tutorial to follow:
Thus completes the owl/ horned monster tutorial.
I have no interest in sewing eyes (could use buttons…) or any other adornment on these little guys. Next time, I’ll prepare more and create eyes before I sew it all together.
Fox Stuffed Animal!
And there are the foxes.
The first fox was simple. The only alteration I made between the owls and the foxes was the shape (obviously) and how I attached the appendages. I placed the finished tail inside the pieces before I sewed them together correct sides inwards, as you can see me referring to in one of the pictures by pointing.It worked out quite well.
Such a fun project. I look forward to making more and even teaching Daphs how to make simple ones in the future!