Remember the time when pinning was something that included an actual metal pin? And, in that time, remember seeing adorable little pin cushions and ways to make them yourself? Well, this s one of those times. :)
Many of you may have a "tomato" cushion, or one of those useful hat-looking items that you can attach to your wrist.. but how many of you have.. a hedgehog?
So - let's make one!
While this pattern might seem a bit scary to the beginners - trust me: it's quite easy. All you need to s to print out these pages on a regular paper, and cut it out.
(original sizes are set to A4 paper size)
Parts are, as follows:
1. side part - cut two pieces
2. back part - cut one
3. belly - cut one piece
This is your back part - the full thick red line.
This is your hedgehog's belly - the thick red line
This is the side - thick red line.
In case you're wondering WHY should you
make a hedgehog:
because they are adorable in nature! :)
Now, read this carefully: in order to make this hedgehog properly, we will require to add a "seem allowance" - meaning: once you trace your paper cut-out to your material DO NOT cut on the line; but leave 1.2 cm (1/2 inch) of outside space... That is done, my friends, because we're going to sew on the line. :)
...and they are playful.
If you don't have a sewing machine - no worries. This little fella is quite small, and doing it by hand is no fussy business.
Remember: we are sewing ON THE LINE! :)
Shall we assemble:
Sew the side parts together - from the position marked with number 1, to the position marked with number 2. Place side parts (faces of your fabric one toward another) and sew between number 1 and number 3. Once you've done that - sew between number 2 and number 4.
You're dong great!
Now, we need to attach the belly from the position marked with number 3, up to number 4; but leave a tiny gap so that you can fill it in later on.
How much should you stuff in? Depends solely on your preference: how sturdy you want it to be, and how "fat" you want your new friend to look.
That tiny gap you've been using to stiff the hedgehog - time to stitch it up.
..AND endlessly goofy!
I hope you liked this.
If you venture into making it - let me know.
Have a GREAT weekend!