All the shapes you need to get started on this issue’s makes
YOUR GIFT By Bethan Janine PAGE 7
Using the stitch guides on page 92, and referring to the image, add the embroidered details. Use two strands of aqua thread and make five French knots on the bottom right flower, add straight stitches to the top flower on the neck garland and a cross stitch to the bottom flower. Using two strands of pink thread make a cross stitch on the top right flower, a French knot on the middle flower, and straight stitches to the ears and middle flower on the neck. Use two strands of yellow thread and add straight stitches and a French knot on the remaining flowers.
Follow the dotted lines to cut around the tiger back and front and the hanging loop.
Put the front and back tiger pieces right sides (RS) together and pin in place.
Sew around the edges with two strands of orange thread and a 0.5cm ( ") seam, leaving a gap at the top for the loop.
Trim the edges and carefully cut notches into the corners and curved areas. Turn RS out and, using a thin paint brush handle, push out the ears, legs and tail then add the stuffing, pushing small pieces into the legs and head first. Do not overstuff.
Sew the gap closed using the orange thread, adding the loop and keyring to finish.