Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Let's Play Tag with Teddy!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I have been having FUN today with scraps of fleece, my sewing machine and a little fabric glue!

Meet Teddy the Tag Doll I made for our adorable corgi cousin Teddy!

It is just like the real Teddy...

Super soft, cute & always ready to play! :)

It was so fast and easy to make!

I did not even mess with a pattern!

There is nothing exact about this project!

He does not even need any stuffing!

All I did to make him was cut out 2 matching sized peanut shaped forms from black fleece without a pattern.

Then I pulled out my scrap piece of white fleece and quickly free form cut a shoe shaped piece to create the white half of teddy's face that I pinned to the front of doll and sewed on with my sewing machine.

I cut and knotted recycled cotton fabric ribbon yarn to make the tag ears arms & legs and pinned them facing in on the front of the form and sewed them in place.

I learned this technique by making my pug doll with this easy bunny pattern from The Sewing Loft Blog.

When the white mask, ear loops and arms & legs are secure you are ready to finish him up by facing the right sides of the black peanut shapes together making sure the arms, legs and ears are tucked in and sewing around leaving an opening at the bottom to flip him right side out through.

The arms, legs and feet will now be all secure and dangling & ready to be chewed on.

The final steps are to hand sew him with a whip or ladder stitch along the bottom opening.

You can stuff yours but I chose not to as I think stuffing free toys are safer for sharp little puppy mouths to play with just in case they open up the toy. :)

I free hand cut some circles for the eyes and a nose shape and glued them on with fabric glue and Voila!

Will the real Teddy please stand up?

Tee Hee!

Archie and I are sooooo happy that Teddy loves his new toy because we LOVE him!

You can make this to look like any doggy just by changing the colors and shapes you cut for the face.

Any fabric ribbon or yarn will work perfectly for tags for your buddy to chew on for hours of FUN!

Please let me know if you make one too!

I would love to see!

Melissa & Archie


Melanie, Moe, Ollie said...

Thank you so much Missy for the wonderful Tag Teddy toy! He has it near him at all times :)

tubby3pug said...

such a cute project

retro rover

Tweedles -- that's me said...

So much fun making the little Teddy toy!!!
He is so cute, and looks exactlys like Teddy!