- A piece of thin cardboard
- One piece of scrap fabric for the body.
- One piece of scrap fabric for the shell.
- One scrap of batting.
- Thread to match
- Embroidery thread
- You start by cutting out templates from a piece of scrap cardboard. You can just free-hand it or you can use this image as a template.
- Double your scrap fabric for the turtle body. Arrange the body template pieces (see picture below). Trace around them with a pencil or pen.
- Double the fabric for the shell. Trace around the shell template.
- Trace the shell template onto your piece of batting.
- Cut the shell fabric and the body fabric leaving a 1/4" seam allowance.
- Cut the shell batting with no seam allowance.
- At this point you should have 2 pieces of fabric for body, 2 pieces of fabric for shell, 1 piece of batting for the shell stuffing.
- Assemble the Shell
- Place fabric with right side facing each other. Using your sewing machine, sew around the shell with a 1/4" seam leaving a 2" opening.Stuff the batting into the shell and then hand-stitch the opening.
- Stitch the shell in spiral or desired pattern to give it a quilted effect.
- OPTIONAL: Using a backstitch with embroidery thread, make a design in the
- Sew around the body with a 1/4" seam leaving a 1" opening.
- Stuff the body with stuffing and then hand stitch the opening.
Enjoy your stuffed turtle!!
|Little Boy Clutching Beloved Little Turtle|
Bringing joy to my little boy with a few left over scraps of fabric? That is a finer thing.
This post is a contribution to Finer Things Friday at Amy's The Finer Things in Life.