Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sewing for Stuffed Animals

 
The tiny patchwork I made last week has found its home in this little sleeping bag for my son's stuffed animal.  The pattern,written by flossie teacakes, is excellent.  It comes in three sizes.  I made the largest size.  The only change I made was to quilt the mattress, as well as the cover.  I love how it has a little, built-in pillow too.

And of course, I made two, one for each son.  My older child requested no patchwork, so his was a bit quicker to make.  How fun would these be to make as birthday or holiday gifts for the kids on your list?

I learned  a new trick from this pattern too: single fold bias binding.  It is perfect for small projects like this with curved edges, and it looks so slick.  I was even able to do it entirely by machine.  I'll definitely use this technique again.

10 comments:

Vicki said...

so cute!

Shea said...

Seriously! That is totally adorable. I am saving this. I am thinking birthday or Christmas gifts! Totally adorable, Alex!

Farmyard Crafts said...

Love it!! What a great idea! Speaking of kids that love their stuffed toys... I found Miss 4 in bed with all her toys last night and they all had nappies on. Nothing like making sure no one wets the bed! ;)

LynCC said...

Oh, my gosh!! How cute can you get? :D

Carla said...

Oh. So. Cute! Congratulations on your placemats and runner being in the e-zine, Alex! You are a very talented lady!

CitricSugar said...

So stinkin' adorable.

Florence (at Flossie Teacakes) said...

They look gorgeous and I love the quilting that you've done on them. I'm so pleased you like the pattern. Florence x

Mary Anne said...

Absolutely adorable!

Amanda Elizabeth said...

So cute!!! I love your little patchwork and quilting!

Mimi said...

Very sweet!!! I love this!! Thanks for sharing.