Feather's Flights: A Sewing Blog: DIY Felt Stuffie Handmade Gift

9.29.2014

DIY Felt Stuffie Handmade Gift

I'm sharing a really fun handmade gift today! I wanted to make something for kids that they could play with and that could help them learn a life skill. I decided to make some fun stuffies out of felt so they are easy and quick! The first one I made was a miniature Henry.
All the arms and legs have buttonholes so you can switch them around onto the other stuffies. I also made a puppy and panda. Each one is so cute with little details. Henry will now have something to practice buttoning and unbuttoning.
I left off the eyes and mouths on the panda and puppy. I was about to do that on miniature Henry, but he kept asking where the eyes and mouth were. I complied to keep him happy.
I didn't make a tutorial, but the basic idea is to cut rectangles to make a big stuffed rectangle. Sew on details to the front rectangle. Keep the seam allowances exposed and since it's felt, it won't fray. The key to sewing a rectangle with exposed seams is to not sew all the way to the end. Start 1/4" in and stop 1/4" from the end. You could make so many funny characters!




Heather

7 comments:

  1. So cute, and such a versatile idea.
    When little children draw people the eyes and mouth are usually pretty prominent, I guess that's why your lad wanted features on the mini him. (kids don't always get artistic licence do they?!)
    Anyway, I agree, the little face is lovely.

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  2. SO cute!!! My little guy would love this too!!!

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  3. those are so fun!! my boy would love those

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  4. How cute! So easy to customized too!

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  5. Love these! That is such a great idea that you made the arms and legs interchangeable by using buttons!
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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  6. This is such a great gift for little kids! Lovely job.

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