I’ve always wanted to make a small stuffed toy with a pocket to put a note, or a baby’s tooth, or a lock of hair. So I decided to try and see if I can actually come up with it. I first made a drawing, and then made a pattern from that.
Next I looked for some recycled material. This one is thin leather from an old jacket. I traced the pattern on the wrong side of the material.
Sew on the pocket, using an easy running stitch. I sewed it in front so it adds some
Then I sewed the two wrong sides together with a running stitch. You can also
use a sewing machine for this.
Make sure you sew on the line of the pattern.
Invert to the right side of the fabric.
For the bottom, I cut up a piece of cardboard to add some stiffness to the bottom. I cut out a piece of leather just a bit bigger than the cardboard.
Then I sewed the bottom using blanket stitch.
Here he is. Haven’t thought of a name yet!
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.
8. Cut a piece of paper for inside the banners. Write “BLESSINGS” or other wordings you like on the banner.
9. You’re done! You just need to put lace on the edges of the borders so it becomes extra special. Now you have a special greeting card!