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Sewing Pattern

Kids’ Felt Puppy Toys

Children Toys
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These simple dogs will be sure to tempt little folk to give stitching a try. Working from templates, they will learn to cut the required pieces from felt, placing them together to form the toy. Once the pieces are stitched together they are filled with stuffing and instantly come alive! The cut pieces of felt also make a great canvas for embellishing - from embroidery and appliqué to fabric paints and sequins, encourage kids to unleash their creativity, but I recommend covering the table with a cloth first! Once they have made these puppies why not encourage them to draw templates for other toys, using the same principles as this project to create a whole menagerie of different animals. Let's face it, if you’re going to end up with a house full of pets, better that they be these felt variety, which don't require feeding or cleaning up after!

Essentials
  1. Felt sheets, variety of coloured
  2. Embroidery thread
  3. Toy stuffing
Dimensions List
  1. Each toy 10.5cm approx

Plush Pup

    1. Locate the template in the Sew Pull-Out Workbook. From one coloured piece of felt cut two large body shapes, six legs and two ears. From a contrasting colour cut two more leg pieces, two ears and two tails.

    2. Join the corresponding sections. Match up leg pieces of the same colour and sew together with small running stitches, leaving the flat side open. Push stuffing into each leg so that it sits well down towards the end and the unsewn section is empty. Do the same for the tail piece.

    3. Embellish the body. Use a pencil to sketch a name and some small heart shapes onto one body piece. Use three strands of bright coloured thread to embroider over the design in chain stitch or backstitch. Work some lazy daisies onto the contrasting colour ear pieces.

    4. Create the head. Match up the embroidered ears with the plain ones. Use running stitch to sew each pair together and sew them to the centre of the head area of the body. Use chain stitch to sew a wide nose and two round eyes in the middle of the head.

    5. Join the body sections. Place the embroidered body over the plain piece, stitched side upwards. Arrange the legs and tail around the body, sandwiching the open ends between the two layers of felt. Starting from the nose, pin in place and begin sewing together with running stitch.

    6. Fill with stuffing. When you have only 4cm left to sew around the dog stuff the body and head with more toy filling. Push the stuffing well down inside the shape and sew up the gap in the head to finish.

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