Monday, December 17, 2012
I recently made this sweet little snuggle doll as a gift for a little guy I miss. This is an easy, last minute gift to make.
First, take a soft felted sweater and cut a part of the sleeve. Mine is a super soft cashmere and it's cut from the end of the sleeve at the cuff. Then I cut a small oval out of it. I cut another gray/beige oval for the face. Again, I used cashmere but you can use any upcycled wool or wool felt.
I sewed two brown eyes with embroidery floss. I also sewed a bit of hair to the face.
Then I pinned it and sewed around the face. I stuffed it with bamboo stuffing and blanket stitched the bottom and top. Then I felt like he need to be a little more dressed up.
I apologize for this pic, by this point it was dark outside. I made a hat and little pouch/ sweater out of purple cashmere. The hat is made from a hem and I used a running stitch to scrunch it at the hat's point. I blanket stitched the side. For the pouch/ sweater, also a sleeve, I blanket stitched the bottom and turned it over at the top to form a cuff.
Lastly, I sewed the hat and sweater on with little stitches on the sides. I think it's pretty cute! I hope my little guy loves it.
Until next time...