Felt Puppy Puppet May 31 2014
Here is a great free pattern that we would love to show you a step by step picture tutorial. This is as easy as it looks. This makes a great humanitarian project for women's shelters or just great fun for any child in your life.
You will need:
- Light brown, dark brown, white, pink, iris color felt or any colors you choose for customized puppy
- Matching embroidery floss
- Black pom pom
- Scissors and Needle
- Copy of pattern
Place the pattern pieces on top of the chosen felt colors. If you choose to have the ears be the same color as the body, you may tape the ears to the basic body pattern and cut them out as one piece. I like to make the ears double thickness. Cut the pattern pieces out right on the lines as there are no seam allowances.
Whip stitch the lower lip and tongue in position. I like the stitches to be vertical or right angle to the edge of the feature. The ears are double thickness and blanket stitched around the shaped area of the ears.
Next, whip stitch the muzzle leaving an opening to add stuffing. Then whip stitching the muzzle closed.
Layer the eyes and lids and place them on the face. Whip stitch each component using matching two strands of embroidery floss. Insert the ears between the two layers of felt bodies pieces, pin to secure.
Blanket stitch up and around the shade of the puppet leaving the lover straight edges open of course. I like to blanket stitch the straight edges to make the opening stronger so the edges won't stretch. out.
French knots with white floss make a perfect little sparkle in the eyes. We hope you enjoy this little patterns