I am back with another stash busting craft! This month I made an alien stuffie in attempts to bust through my collection of polyfill stuffing and my ever growing accumulation of fabric.
I found this alien stuffie pattern in a book called Sew Fantasy Toys by Melanie McNeice. She creates the cutest stuffie patterns. You have to go and check her out!
The alien stuffie turned out ok for a first attempt. When sewing stuffies, you need to have a perfectionist attitude. The 1/4″ seams need to be followed exactly or else you will end up with a bumpy looking stuffie. I had to redo the head three times and it is still not great! Next time I will draw a seam line onto the fabric to guide me around the curves and corners. Hopefully this will result in a smooth seam line.
The book comes with easy to follow directions. The patterns are actual size, making it easy to transfer the pattern to tracing paper.
I made the eyes out of felt. I added interfacing to the back of the felt so I could fuse it into place on the stuffie. The smile is embroidered. Before gifting the alien stuffie, I will add a blanket stitch around each eye to ensure that the eyes stay put.
Here is a closer look at the body:
After stuffing the alien, I hand stitched the hole in the back with a ladder stitch. Hopefully you can not see it!
Now it is time to check out what the other stash busting bloggers created this month. Click on each of the links below:
Emily from A Pop of Red
Vanessa from Social Stampers
Heather from Shiftmama
Megan from Make Something Mondays
Carin from Eclectic Soapbox
Mary from Sew Much Love, Mary
Jemma from Thimble and Twig
Deborah from LuminaSpirit Adventures
Thanks for checking out my blog today!