Recently I sewed a basic t-shirt with some remnant fabric from Jo-Ann fabrics. It’s a fun shirt, and I’ve gotten a lot of joy out of wearing it.
But I’ve gotten even more joy out of what I made with the scraps: Tiny stuffed foxes 🙂
They are super easy to make, and would work with any fabric that has cute animals on it. The how-to for these cuties is pretty straight forward, but just in case you want to make your own, here goes!
- Cut out two of the animals, leaving a generous border.
- Face the pieces together, right side in.
- Sew around the outside, leaving an opening.
- Turn right side out (use something pointy like a dull pencil or chopstick to help!)
- Stuff with other smaller scraps or poly-fil, and neatly stitch closed.
- (optional) Have far too much fun placing them in your herb garden 🙂
A few tips and ideas:
- If using a stretch fabric, like my foxes, make sure the pieces you cut out have the stretch going in the same direction.
- If there are a lot of curves, clip the fabric outside the seams carefully (don’t cut through your stitches!) to make for smoother turning.
- Stitch or glue your finished tiny creatures to a pin and wear for a dash of whimsy =^.^=