WIN­TER FELTIES

Hang these cute an­i­mals in your home

Mollie Makes - - Contents -

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Soft toy fill­ing

Toy safety eyes, 8mm ( 1 /8")

Sew­ing nee­dle

Match­ing sew­ing thread

Em­broi­dery nee­dle

Black em­broi­dery thread

Thread for hang­ing

Fabric glue

Erasable fabric marker Pink colour­ing pen­cil

For the pen­guin

Black, white, red and orange felt

For the bear

White, black and blue felt

For the rein­deer

Dark brown, light brown, beige and black felt The only stock­ing filler cuter than these felt an­i­mals would be a tiny fluffy kit­ten – fact. Soft, squishy, and with the sweet­est faces, you can hang them around your home, use them to dec­o­rate the Christ­mas tree, or give them as mini gifts.

Easy to make, why not get kids in­volved in putting to­gether these felt friends? Help them cut out the shapes by pin­ning the tem­plates to the felt or draw­ing around them with a fabric marker, then show them how to join the pieces with blan­ket stitch – just add hot choco­late for a fun fam­ily night in.

Mak­ing the pen­guin

01 Us­ing the tem­plates on page 98, cut out all pen­guin pat­tern pieces.

02 Add a few drops of fabric glue to the re­verse of the white face and tummy piece, then stick to the body piece, us­ing the pic­ture as a guide.

03 Blan­ket stitch around the edge of the face and tummy piece with white sew­ing thread.

04 Use the tip of a pair of em­broi­dery scis­sors to make two holes for the eyes. In­sert the safety eyes, then add on the con­nec­tors at the back, slid­ing each con­nec­tor onto the post as far as it will go.

05 Em­broi­der the eye­lashes us­ing straight stitch and black em­broi­dery thread, then glue on the beak.

06 Pin the two body pieces with wrong sides (WS) to­gether. Add a few drops of glue along the wider top parts of the feet, then po­si­tion be­tween the two body pieces, press­ing down to se­cure.

07 Blan­ket stitch around the body, adding a loop of thread at the top and leav­ing an open­ing on one side. Stuff, then sew the gap closed.

08 Tie on the scarf. Rub the pink pen­cil onto the pen­guin’s cheeks and smudge with your fin­ger.

Mak­ing the bear

09 Us­ing the tem­plates on page 98, cut out all bear pat­tern pieces.

10 Glue the face piece onto the head us­ing the pic­ture as a guide, then blan­ket stitch around the edge of the face piece. Glue on the nose.

11 Use the tip of a pair of em­broi­dery scis­sors to make two holes for the eyes. In­sert the safety eyes, then add on the con­nec­tors at the back, slid­ing each con­nec­tor onto the post as far as it will go.

12 Em­broi­der the eye­brows and mouth us­ing straight stitch and black em­broi­dery thread, us­ing the pic­ture as a guide. With WS fac­ing up, glue the bear’s ears onto the top of the head back as shown.

13 Place the head front and back with WS to­gether and blan­ket stitch around the edge, adding a loop of thread at the top for hang­ing and leav­ing an open­ing at the bot­tom.

14 With WS to­gether, blan­ket stitch two arm pieces to join. Re­peat with the other two arm pieces, then glue onto the WS of the body back.

15 Place the body front and back with WS to­gether and blan­ket stitch around the edge, leav­ing an open­ing at the top for stuff­ing.

16 Stuff the head and body, then sew the gaps closed. Pin the head to the body and sew in place with lad­der stitch. Go around the join sev­eral times to sew firmly in place.

17 Tie on the scarf, then rub the pink pen­cil onto the bear’s cheeks and gen­tly smudge with your fin­ger.

Mak­ing the rein­deer

18 Us­ing the tem­plates on page 98, cut out all rein­deer pat­tern pieces.

19 Glue the face piece onto the head front, then glue three dots to the face piece us­ing the pic­ture as a guide. Glue three dots to the body front, then glue the smaller ear pieces onto the larger ear pieces. Glue the ears and antlers onto the WS of the head back.

20 Use the tip of a pair of em­broi­dery scis­sors to make two tiny holes for the eyes. In­sert the safety eyes with the con­nec­tors at the back, slid­ing each con­nec­tor onto the post as far as it will go.

21 Glue on the nose, then em­broi­der on the eye­lashes and mouth as shown, us­ing straight stitch and black em­broi­dery thread.

22 Place the head front and back with WS to­gether then blan­ket stitch around the edge, adding a loop of thread at the top for hang­ing and leav­ing an open­ing at the bot­tom of the head for stuff­ing.

23 Place the body front and back with WS to­gether and blan­ket stitch around the edge, leav­ing an open­ing at the neck area.

24 Stuff the head and body, then sew the gaps closed. Pin head to body and sew in place with lad­der stitch. Go around the join sev­eral times to sew firmly in place.

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