Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom
Want to create something with longevity, that’s so gorgeous it will be cherished for years to come? This cute little character will put smiles on the faces of your loved ones Christmas after Christmas! You can create him using a sewing machine, or he can easily be sewn by hand if you wish, making this a perfect project to get the kids into sewing, too!
I made a little collar and holly leaves from felt and then added a button in the shape of a poinsettia. You may prefer to add a ribbon, and tie a bow to the side. — Debbie Shore
Use a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- 3 x 12″ Squares of dark grey felt
- 6″ Square of pink felt
- 6″ Square of pale grey felt
- 2 Small circles of black felt for the eyes(you could use a couple of buttons instead)
- White embroidery thread to make highlights in the eyes
- 4 Buttons to attach the legs
- Toy filler
- Pattern Pieces – DOWNLOAD HERE!
Cut out your pattern pieces. Sew the patches to either side of the head, then add the eyes. Make a French knot in the black felt to add a twinkle to Bambi’s eyes.
Sew the pink inner ears to the outer ears.
Fold the sides of the base of the ears to the centre and then sew to each side of the head.
Sew the two headpieces wrong-sides together, leaving a gap in the base of 2″. Stuff with toy filler.
Sew the leg pieces together in pairs, leaving the bottom open.
Stuff with toy filler and then sew across the bottom.
Sew the two body pieces together, leaving the top of the neck open. Stuff with toy filler.
Push the neck inside the head and hand sew in place. Wrap the tail around Bambi’s bottom and hand sew.
Sew the legs to each side of the body, taking your needle straight through the body and buttons.
Add a decoration to the neck if you wish!
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