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. Scissors. Blue felt (2” x 4”). . .1” x 2.6”). . . . Flesh tone felt (3. Tweezers or pliers. . Dark brown felt (5” x 5”). Pipe cleaners. . . Light brown felt (3. caramel. read all of the instructions before starting your project. flesh tone. Pencil or felt marker. brown and white. .1” x 4”).5”). Chopstick or pointy tool. . Stuffing. Embroidery floss: red. 2 . Scrap of white felt. . Caramel felt (7” x 8. black. blue. Materials .Deer girl l l o d Felt 0” tall Size: 1 Please. Embroidery needle. .
Print a page 14 of this pdf. Cut carefully so edges are vertical. Thes e are piece the now s you ha v to pu t tog e e your t doll. not slanted. and cut out templates using scissors. Trace templates onto felt using a felt marker or pencil and cut out on the line. her Cutting tiny shapes 3 .
Also called whip-stitch. To make a bigger knot. as shown. hold the thread and wrap it around the needle twice. 6. Just be careful to keep the length of your stitches and the space between them same length. A backstitch gets its name because you create it moving the needle a stitch backward before moving it forward to create the next stitch 5. In case you´re not familiar with one of the stitches. You can experiment and use your imagination to customize the project. Be consistent with your sewing tension. so always use floss that matches the color of the felt and make the stitches small and neat. instead of embroidering them. Straight Stitch: Use a simple straight stitch to create a motif. Running Stitch: The running stitch is simple to make. Appliqué Stitch: Stitching a felt piece onto a felt surface. Make this stitch by weaving the needle through the felt at evenly spaced intervals. Overcast Stitch: Simple stitch over the edge of the felt. Place the appliqué on the background felt. This isn´t a decorative stitch. These illustrations will help you with any unfamiliar stitches: 1. 7. but can take some practice to get perfect. The make very nice eyes and noses on softies. Satin Stitch: The satin stitch is composed of parallel rows of straight stitch and is often used to fill in an area with floss. Back Stitch: This simple stitch creates a solid line so it´s great for outlining shapes or creating text. you can sometimes glue on certain elements. French Knots: The French knot produces a rounded knot that can be used to create a series of decorative dots. 3. Pull the needle to the back of the felt and pull taut. To make it. bring the needle up at the point at which you want to make your French knot. Make tiny stitches perpendicular to the edge of the appliqué. None of the stitches are difficult. you can practice the stitches a few times on a felt scraps before working on a doll. wrap more twists of thread around the needle and/or use more strands of floss in your needle. Always keep your stitches and the space between them the same length. 4 . Bring the needle back to the starting point and put the pointback through the fabric very near where it emerged (be careful not use the same exact hole) . 4.Sewing and embroidery This doll is embroidered and stitched together with embroidery floss. Or. if you want to keep embroidery to a minimum. is used to attach two pieces of felt. 2.
be careful. You will have to be precise and be sure to cover every mark when stitching. Make doll´s eyebrows by sewing two tiny straight stitches for each one and placing at a slight angle. using a photo as a guide. and the eyelashes with two small straight stitches for each eye. The eyes are made using a few curving backstitches. 5 . Embroider the pupils with tiny circles of satin stitch. curved mouth with a few backstitches. Keep the stitches small so you´ll barely see them when you´re finished. Now. Sew the hairline onto de face using tiny running stitch. Thread an embroidery needle with two strands of black embroidery floss and sew the eyes and lashes onto the face piece. checking against the picture to get the placement right. stitch the lips. The pencil is not easy to remove. Attach the hood to the face with appliqué stitches worked with one strand of caramel floss.ill w u Yo is felt th need apes: sh Head Carefully position the hair at the top of the face piece. place the hood front onto the face as shown. Rethread the needle with red floss and embroider a small. You can practice the motive a few times on a paper before working on a doll. Referring to the illustration. Thread an embroidery needle with four strands of white floss and embroider the French knots. using horizontal straight stitches positioned very close together. Draw the face (see page 15) with a felt marker or a pencil. Adjust the hair so that it´s centered correctly and pin in place. If you use a pencil.
Rub the pastel on a piece of paper and then apply the resulting powder with a soft brush. Paint the cheeks using artist pastels. right side out. Knot thread and cut off excess. push in polyfil using a stick and stitch it closed. Use craft glue to fix the ears and the horns in position on the wrong side of the second head piece. right sides out. overcast stitches. using one strand of caramel embroidery floss. using one strand of flesh tone floss. Fill it with toy stuffing. Align the two head pieces together. Sew together with a small overcast stitch. Thread an embroidery needle with a single strand of caramel embroidery floss and sew the two head pieces together with a neat overcast stitch. Align the two ears pieces. Stop stitching when opening is small enough for stuffing.Use a little craft glue to stick the inner ear pieces onto the outer ears shapes and sew it on. Before ending 6 .
Blend a small loop on each end of the short pipe cleaner to form hands (use round-nose pliers or your fingers). push the legs onto the long pipe cleaners and the arms on each end of the short pipe cleaner. Using the picture as a guide.Arms and legs Fold the arms and legs shapes in half. leaving the top open.1” long. 7 Use pliers or an old scissors (don´t use good scissors to cut wire. Thread an embroidery needle with one strand of floss (using floss that matches the color of the felt) and overcast stitch around the edges using small stitches. it will ruin them) to . Make the same with the two arms and the two legs. cut three pipe cleaners: two 5” and one 4.
Using the picture as a guide. Use a tiny dot of craft glue to stick the deer shapes in position. Align the two body shapes together. add a button. neat overcast stitch. Pad with toy stuffing. leaving the top open. and thread an embroidery needle with one strand of blue embroidery floss. sewing through all four layers of felt in the arms and legs areas. lining up the edges carefully. again using the embroidery needle. Thread an embroidery needle with one strand of embroidery floss (use floss that matches the color of the felt) and sew around the deer shapes with a small. 8 Turn the body piece face down and pin or glue the legs and the arms in place on the . by embroidering a French knot. checking against the picture to position it correctly. then sew shut. using a pin or a small quantity of craft glue. Stitch the pieces together around the edges of the body using a neat overcast stitch. begin building the deer´s image on the front of the body shape. using one strand of white floss. using just a tiny quantity of craft glue and sew it on. threaded with two strands of blue floss. wrong side. using a toothpick to distribute it evenly.Body Stick the white neck onto the right sides of one of the body pieces. right sides out. Now. Embroider the eye with two strand of black floss.
Assembling Position the head so that it overlaps the body. Using an embroidery needle and one strand of caramel floss. Pin head to body. attach with embroidery thread using a ladder stitch and going round and round till the head is nice and secure (see page 16). 9 .
10 . Re-thread the needle with two strands of pink floss and make the cheeks with two tiny French knots. Thread an embroidery needle with two strands of dark brown embroidery floss and sew the eyes and lashes onto the face piece. This puppet has a lot of separate pieces: cut two hood pieces. two body pieces and two ears from light brown felt. curved mouth with a few backstitches. Place the hood front onto the face as shown. Embroider a small. checking against the picture to get the placement right. cut pieces for arms and horns from dark brown. Attach the hood to the face with appliqué stitches worked with one strand of light brown floss. and the eyelashes with a small straight stitch for each eye.Puppet You will need this felt shapes: Print the pattern pieces on page 15 onto paper and cut out to make templates. The eyes are made using three curving backstitches. Finally cut one piece from flesh tone felt for face. Make puppet´s eyebrows by sewing two tiny straight stitches for each one and placing at a slight angle.
stitching through all layers of felt. Leave a gap at the base of the head and fill it with toy stuffing. right sides out. Position the head so that it overlaps the body. 11 . Take one of the body pieces and use a tiny dot of craft glue to stick the two arms in position on either side (this is the wrong side). and use a needle threaded with one strand of brown embroidery floss to overcast stitch the pieces together.Glue the ears and horns in position on one side of the second head piece. right sides out. Align the two body shapes. Align the two head pieces together. Leave the bottom of the body open so it will fit over the doll´s hand. overcast stitch the head and body together. Thread an embroidery needle with one strand of brown floss and sew the pieces together with a small overcast stitch. When the padding is distributed. Using an embroidery needle and one strand of brown floss. overcast stitch the gap closed.
Photo gallery 12 .
Doll pattern Ear outer (cut 4) Caramel Horn (cut 2) Ear inner (cut 2) Dark brown Flesh tone Hood back (cut 1) Caramel Hair (cut 1) Dark brown Hood front (cut 1) Caramel Face (cut 1) Flesh tone Head Body Body (cut 2) Blue Neck (cut 2) White Ear outer (cut 1) Caramel Ear inner (cut 1) White Deer face (cut 1) White Deer head (cut 1) Caramel 14 .
Leg (cut 2) Dark brown Arm (cut 2) Flesh tone Arms and legs Puppet pattern Hood(cut 1) Light brown Head back (cut 1) Light brown Horn (cut 2) Dark brown Ear (cut 2) Light brown Face (cut 1) Flesh tone Body (cut 2) Light brown Arm (cut 2) Dark brown Embroidery face template (real size) 15 .
Doll front Doll back Doll front Doll back Ladder stitch Doll back Ladder stitch Doll back Doll front Couture Ladder stitch Doll back Doll front Ladder stitch Doll back Doll front Doll front Position the head so that it overlaps the body. Using an embroidery needle and one strand of floss. attach with embroidery thread using a ladder stitch and going round and round till the head is nice and secure. 16 . In each turn over. go a little lower on the neck and a little higher on the face to avoid a wobbly head.
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