Friday, January 11, 2013

strong man softie

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.

To make:
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!

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  1. So cute softie and adorable strong boy!
    I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. HE IS ADORABLE!!!! I love the costume and plush so much! I would love to follow, but for some reason the icon isn't showing for me. I'll try again later, I really need to check out your great projects!

  3. Oh my goodness, he is adorable! And what a wonderful and unique way to remember his cuteness. I may have to do that with my son's pirate costume, but I'm not that great with a sewing machine.

    I found you and am following from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Looking forward to reading more. Have a great weekend!

  4. That is the cutest costume and the cutest pillow ever! Just found your adorable blog through the blog hop. I'm a new follower. Hope you'll stop by sometime!


    1. thanks so much! heading your way!

  5. Awww...he's a cutie! Found you over at the Aloha blog hop...following you now! Have a great week!

    Michell @Prowess and Pearls

  6. stop it right now with that halloween costume.

  7. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop at:

    omg that is SO SO SO CUTE!!!!

    New follower via Email :-)

    1. glad you came by! heading your way!

  8. Oh my goodness, that first photo - I love it! He makes a super cute strong man. Good job on the softie too :)

  9. "Use a fabric pen to add some lovely chest hair." My new favorite sentence. Ever.

    1. I'm glad I keep you on your toes!

  10. Yesterday was beautiful!

    I love that costume, AND the plush! It's so cute.

  11. This is so adorable! Thanks for linking up!

  12.  Hi, great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop  by and say hi when you get a chance.  .Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started. It's Weekly Goals Link Up. It's a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.  Here's the link for it if you would like to check it out. Lenetta

  13. This is so funny and cute!! I love it!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot