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SEW A SOFTIE DINOSAUR

how to sew your own soft toy

Recently we had the pleasure of being asked by Trixi of COLOURED BUTTONS BLOG to join in with her SEW A SOFTIE tutorial hop. The aim of SEW A SOFTIE is to inspire and encourage a new generation of children (and adults) to get sewing.

Here is the softie dinosaur we made and step by step photos of how we made him.

MATERIALS: Felt, embroidery thread, polyester stuffing, pins and a needle.

TUTORIAL: Draw your dinosaur shape on paper to make a template. I used an A3 piece of paper.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Cut your template out, draw around it onto your base fabric and cut out the fabric shape.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Now cut the legs and spikes off your dinosaur template just leaving the body shape. Draw around your body template on a different colour fabric and cut out.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Cut some spots out of a different colour felt to decorate your dinosaur.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Sew your spots into position using embroidery thread. I put a tiny dot of glue in the middle of each spot to hold them in position as my little one kept pricking his finger on the pins!

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Pin the body shape to the base and sew around the edge with running stitch. Leave a hole at the bottom so you can stuff your softie.

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial

Fill your softie and sew the hole closed. Add an eye and you are done. Now give your softie a cuddle!

sew a softie

sew a softie dinosaur tutorial




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