I mentioned in the last post that I’d been playing and I think my play may have paid off.
Here’s a free little teddy tutorial and plush pattern that I made for the boys. They loved it. So much, in fact, that Mr. Teds were bestowed the ultimate honor of super hero capes. And here was I thinking that the 5 year old was a bit old for softies! Bah! I made a few of these last week but the grey linen and wool felt I absolutely fell in love with. Perhaps it’s the Southern Hemisphere winter or the need for a tiny break from my usual vibrant colour. Either way, I couldn’t get enough of this combination,
- Fabric – 30 x 60cm fabric for body (I used linen)
- Light Brown Felt – 10 x 10cm felt for snout
- Black felt – 10 x 10cm felt for nose and eyes
- Embroidery perle or floss – Black and light grey
- Stuffing – I used polyfibre toy fill
- Matching cotton thread, needle and scissors
PDF Pattern Pieces:
Cut out all of your pieces using the attached Mr Ted Pattern Pieces (click here for PDF pattern). Print this at 100% (no scaling or fit to page)
Attach the nose to the snout using running stitch. Mark in pencil or chalk your mouth then embroider using backstitch. You can see my YouTube video demonstration of backstitch here. If you really want to cheat (and I’m all for a shortcut!!) you could just use a permanent marker to draw the mouth on.
Pin in place and attach the finished snout to the front of the the Ted using running stitch.
See a video demonstration of Running Stitch here on YouTube.
Stitch the eyes in place and, if desired, place a couple of little embroidery stitches at the top in the light grey floss/perle for eye effect.
Place the front and back pieces of Mr Ted. right sides together. Sew an 8mm (1/4 inch) seam all the way around leaving a 5cm (2 inch) gap at the base for stuffing.
Clip the corners of the curves by cutting out notches like this.
Hand stitch the stuffing opening closed using needle and regular thread.
You’re done! Hand it to the nearest kiddlet, keep it to snuggle up to yourself or go all out for a Random Act of Craft and drop Mr Ted for the fantastic Toy Society.