This creepy little guy loves Halloween! This tutorial will teach you how to quickly sew a "feltie" complete with fangs and crystal eyes. My second Halloween tutorial is great for kids (leave the sewing/needles up to the parents!) because they can draw out their creatures and create felt versions of them!
Basic shapes come together to create this character. Have kids draw their shapes on paper, cut them out, then trace with the felt to create customized creatures. Aliens, goblins, witches and more! The techniques are quite simple, and stay true to any type of feltie you want to create.
Step 1: Gather materials. Needed are felt pieces (in brown or black, pink, white), sewing thread or embroidery floss, two small 3mm black crystals, E-6000 glue and quilting stuffing. I am using super strong thread, the kind meant to go through leather or vinyl.
Start by cutting the pieces you will need. Two oblong black ovals for the head, two mismatched white eyes, two black ear pieces, one pink nose and two white fangs. Don't worry about making the shapes exact; the unevenness adds to the quirkiness! Just make sure the two head pieces are the same size. Glue the two eyes to one of the head pieces.
Sew on the crystals for eyes. On the other head piece, dab a little glue on the bottom of the ear, and stick on top, making sure about 1/4" of the ear overlaps the top of the head. This way, the ears will be caught inside and sewed on as well, which is what you want!
You will have two head pieces; Start sewing them together with your string, using a back and for the sewing motion. Get your stuffing ready.
Continue to sew back and forth, and when you reach about 1" from where you started, fill the "pouch" with stuffing. Just enough to plump him up, don't bloat him!
Sew closed and cut the string. Glue on the nose and teeth!
This little guy can be just a toy, or glue on a pin backing to make him a pin. Or, make him a necklace pendant. The results are endless! You can also color the bottom of his fangs with red Sharpie to make him more evil. I liked his cuteness though.
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