Fall is rapidly approaching and to help you get ready, I’ll show you how to make this little felt fox. He is great for turning into a brooch, attaching to a headband or just about anything else you can think of. He’s pretty simple to make and if you don’t like hand sewing, you can just glue him together.
- Orange and Black Felt
- Embroidery Floss
- Sewing Needle
- Small Amount of Stuffing
- Hot Glue Gun (if you don’t want to sew)
- Pin Back(if you want to make a brooch)
- Head Band (if you want a head band)
- Pattern: download here
First off, you want to trace your pieces and cut them out. I like to use a sharpie just a shade darker than my felt. I cut just inside of the lines so that the sharpie doesn’t show on project. You can also reverse the pieces so that the sharpie is only visible on the wrong side of your pieces.
After you have your pieces cut out, you can either glue them together or stitch them together. If gluing, leave a small area open to insert some stuffing between the body and the head piece. Once the stuffing is in place, glue the opening closed. Also place stuffing between the front and back body pieces before closing.
This is how all the pieces fit together. If you can’t quite remember, refer to the photo on the pattern.
If sewing your pieces together, embroider the eye on the head after sewing the head to the body, but before stuffing. This adds a bit of dimension to the head. Use a sharp object to push the stuffing into the nose and around the eye. Also place stuffing between the two body pieces. In order to provide more dimension, you can run a thread through all layers(after stuffing)following the nose curve. This pulls the pieces together and makes the tail look puffier.
Now that your fox is done, sew your pin back to it or glue it to your headband or whatever else you’d like to embellish. Finished fox is about 4.5 inches wide. I plan on using mine to hold my scarf together, but my daughter wants to sleep with it. Maybe I’ll make two?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…