Meanwhile, I love those little turtles. I whipped up a couple of more for my girls. And so my 8 year old boy says “when are you going to sew me something” – and he’s right – occasionally I sew something for the 2 yr old boy, but an older boy – what is there?!? nothing. So I say alright, let’s make you a turtle. Nope. He want a penguin – he has this thing for penguins. So I say okay, because what else can I do. And I make up how to sew a stuffed penguin. All for him. Here we go:
–I used some scrap felt.
Cut out 2 body pieces, 2 black wings, 2 white wings (slightly smaller than the black), 2 triangle things, 1 rectangle for the bottom, 4 feet shapes and 1 triangle nose out of orange, and a white belly. If you’re interested I could trace the pieces on paper and upload so you can print out a pattern – let me know.
–As shown in picture above, sew the feet together, sew the white on the black wings, sew the triangle to the face, and sew the belly to the front. At this point sew button eyes on – I saved it til the end and it was harder that way.
–Then sew a triangle to each end of the rectangle, so you get a shape that looks like a swing hanging from a tree – here it is on it’s side:
–With right sides together, sew it to the front piece. Lay the feet in there too so they get sewn in.
–This is what will make it 3 dimensional – it should look like this:
–Take that piece, flip it over, and lay it on top of the back piece. Sew all the way around – where there’s a triangle piece, use that as the edge. Leave an opening around the shoulder area.
–Then turn it inside out, stuff it (tear into an old stuffed animal or pillow to salvage its “guts”) , sew the hole shut, then hand-tack on the wings. Voila, wonky penguin. Wonky cute or wonky strange?? Doesn’t matter – my son loves that I made something for him.
Here’s Mr. Penguin hanging out with the girls:
You can do this – I didn’t think I could just make-up a stuffed animal, but I went for it. Go try it!
All from scraps laying around – –