I've been working on some sewing projects for Huck's b-day presents next month
I made this plush strong man to go with his circus themed birthday and to turn his Halloween costume into a keepsake.
|It looks like the sock monkey is putting the moves on the strong man.|
I'm not a good independent seamstress. I get overwhelmed and angry because nothing ever turns out right the first time, so this would not have been possible with out the help of my mom and my friend.
We cut the whole shape out of the striped fabric and layered everything else on as appliques.
The skin is a peach flannel and the hair, mustache, and eyes are black felt.
We just drew up a sketch on paper to use as a pattern.
You could then use iron on webbing to attach the appliques or you can be brave like I was and just try to hold them in place while you stitch around the edges.
Use a fabric pen to add some lovely chest hair.
Once all your appliques are on put the right sides together and stitch all the way around the edge of your strong man, leave a small part open to turn.
Turn, stuff, and finish your edge. BAM! You're done!
Now onto some randomness...
It is supposed to be 63 degrees today! in January? Yep! So excited, it is just the babe and I today which means when he wakes up from his nap we are going to paint this town red. What does that mean you might ask? We are probably going to hit up Joann's, some flea markets and the park! Oh yeah, we're wild like that! Taking care of small babies means I basically never go outside- I miss you, outside!
I hope everyone else enjoys their day as much as I am!