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When you read this tutorial, my instructions might seem terribly obvious. But if you look at the stitching on my first stuffie, you'd see it wasn't obvious to me. :) Now that I've worked out a system, I'm able to jump right into my felt projects without having to labor over, and struggle with, the stitching. For other options to hand sew felt see my blanket stitch tutorial and my post about choosing between whip stitch and blanket stitch .
EDITED NOTE : A couple of you have reminded me that I didn't show a picture of poor Old MacDonald. MY bad!
NOTE: I updated my pattern upload so it will print correctly!! My 3 Little Pigs Tutorial is so long I had to break it up into two parts. You can find the instructions for the piggies' houses here .
Thanks to all you wonderful people who have left such sweet compliments on my juggling new baby + 3 kids + crafting + homeschooling. You remind me when I'm feeling overwhelmed & like life is a mess, that I am actually doing pretty well!
Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Blanket Stitch This post actually contains two tutorials involving the blankets stitch: How to sew two pieces of felt together using blanket stitch How to sew an edging using blanket stitch There are also some helpful extras, like: How to start if you aren't going all the way around How to handle corners How to stitch around circles What to do if you run out of floss in the middle It's a lot to pack into one post, but they all involve the blanket stitch, so I thought they should all be together. Let me know if there is something I can make more clear.
Today I want to show you a very easy, very inexpensive way to make a puppet out of a stuffed animal. This is a project you can do sitting on your couch, and without fancy-schmancy equipment! (Say "cheese," Bruce!)