Saturday, June 23, 2012

Awesome Idea!

I am really close to finishing my monkey (Changes and all!) and was thinking about what I should make next. I know I should wait until the poll is finished, but a great idea for a mouse came to my mind! What if the mouse's arms stick out of the front of its body instead of the sides, like the monkey and panda? And then, (Since the arms are sticking out to the front,) the mouse could be holding a piece of cheese! It's such a good idea! (In my opinion!) I drew the face out on paper, and I'm going to try to make the mouse's face exactly like the picture! I'm SO excited! (I don't know why I'm this excited, but I am!!!) 

Monkey Softie: Delayed

I'm disappointed to say that my monkey softie didn't turn out as planned. His head is WAY too small for his body. It's an easy fix, I just have to re-do the head, but it won't be finished until tomorrow at the earliest. (I'm busy.) Below is a picture of the monkey now, before I add any changes. If you don't want any changes, just say so! Thanks! 

Actually, in the picture, his head looks fine. Hmm. I'll still think about it. 

That's really weird...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Please Vote!

I have just created a poll, one where you can vote for the next animal that you would like a pattern for. Please vote, and please only once. Thank you! 
Have you voted yet?

Like My New Hat?

Yesterday I found another blog with a pattern to make a winter hat. (Even though it's summer here, I still made it) It's really cute, so I thought I'd share a picture of it and the link to the blog with the pattern and tutorial. I hope you like it just as much as I do!

Go to this link for the pattern and tutorial. 

In case you were wondering, I used a white sweater for the outside and a thin striped brown shirt for the lining. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Panda Pattern

I just scanned in the pattern for the panda, which I said I would do yesterday. (Sorry!) If you haven't seen it on the Free Patterns page or on the Panda tutorial post, here's the link: Panda Pattern

Monday, June 18, 2012

Come Get Your Shoes!

Hey bloggers! I was just fooling around with some fleece, when I thought about making a pair of shoes. I cut out a quick pattern and stitched them up! They're really simple, plus I used the panda's leg pattern. (Well, foot pattern, I used the bottom of the leg pattern) I'll give a tutorial anyway! (I also suggest to hand sew these shoes, they're really tiny!) 

Simple Shoes: Pattern & Instructions
- Scraps of fleece, two colors
- Needle 

Step 1: Cut out the pattern and pieces of fleece

Step 2: Sew the smaller piece to the larger piece, like this: 

Step 3: Sew one half to the other half like this: 

Step 4: Do the same for the other shoe

You're finished! 

Easy, huh? 

If you think I need to include a pattern, just ask. I think it's easy enough that you don't need a pattern. Just trace the bottom of the panda's leg pattern and then cut it out. To add the color, trace the bottom of the leg pattern again, but make it smaller. 

I'll also be adding another pattern later, one for an article of clothing! 
Keep commenting and reading!

New Blog

I've created a second blog: Jr. Writer's Blog. 
On that blog, I'm going to post some of my written work. (Stories) 
Here's a link to my other blog: Jr. Writer's Blog

Panda Sewing Pattern

It's finished! My panda sewing pattern is complete! 
I took pictures as I went along, and sometimes I forgot a few pictures. Oops! 
I did take pictures when I remembered, so there are a few. (The pictures are below that step of the instructions)

Panda Pattern Instructions
- Black fabric
- White fabric
- Black and white acrylic craft paint
- Black and white thread
- Scissors 
- Needle 
- Sewing Machine (If you don't want to hand-sew) 
- Polyester Fiberfill ("Stuffing")

Step 1: Cut out your pattern pieces following the color instructions on the pattern

Step 2: Sew the tail to the body  
The tail should be in the middle towards the bottom

Step 3: Sew the fur behind the eyes to the face

Step 4: Paint the eyes onto the black fur with acrylic craft paint. (Acrylic stays longer) You can customize your eyes, they don't have to be exactly like mine
Also paint any shaped nose below the eyes

Step 5: While the paint dries, (This might take a while depending on how thick the paint is) sew all the way around all four of the limbs, leaving an opening at the top (Sew the ears too!)

Step 6: Turn the limbs inside-out and stuff them 

Step 7: Sew the limbs to the body
I attached each limb one at a time, because it's really tricky

Step 8: Turn the body inside out and stuff it 

Step 9: Sew the ears between the two heads
(This step should be done after the paint dries)

Step 10: Turn the head inside-out and stuff it

Step 11: Attach the head to the body

(Optional) Step 12: Cut out a thin piece of fleece that's a foot long
This is going to make a scarf 

You're finished! 

Here's the pattern: Panda Pattern

Please post comments! 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Panda: Almost Finished!

I'm adding the final touches to my panda! A few more stitches here and there, maybe some accessories, maybe a tee-shirt... Here's a picture of my panda at the moment. Can't wait till it's finished! 

Any Ideas?

I've just put the finishing touches on my panda and panda pattern. After I post it, I have no idea what to make next! Does anyone have any ideas? 
Just post your ideas in the comments, and I'll give you credit for the idea if I use it!

Panda Sewing Pattern: Coming Soon!

I just finished my panda softie sewing pattern. It needs a few adjustments. There's a picture to the right of this post of my original panda softie, and in a few days, I'll have a picture of the "updated" panda softie, and maybe a pattern will be included! I'd like to hear what you think about him, so please post comments! Thanks!

If you want to know where I got my idea for this panda, go to this link:
The idea is from that panda, so I'm giving the person who made it some credit. 

Free Ladybug Pattern

Here's instructions and a link for my first sewing pattern: a ladybug! It's really simple, and a great project for any kid who wants to learn how to sew. You can use either a sewing machine or your hands and a needle. Both work. In the picture, the yellow one is hand stitched and the turquoise one was made with a sewing machine. The picture proves that you can use both! 
I'd also like to say that you don't have to use a normal ladybugs' color patterns. Who has ever seen a turquoise ladybug with lime green spots?

Ladybug Pattern Instructions
- Two colors of fabric
- Thread
- Needle
- Scissors 
- Pins
- Polyester Fiberfill ("Stuffing")

Step 1: Cut out all of the pattern pieces 

Step 2: Sew the head to the body

Step 3: Sew a line down the middle of the body

Step 4: Sew the dots to the body

Step 5: Sew the two bodies together with right sides together

Step 6: Turn inside out and stuff

Step 7: Sew the opening closed

You're finished! 

Here's a link to the pattern: Free Ladybug Pattern


Sewing Savvy

I have just created this website to show my sewing projects. I love to sew, and my bedroom is full of little critters I have made. Most of my critters are made from professional patterns that I find on the internet. Then I decided to make my own patterns, where I didn't have to give credit to someone else. (Not that I mind!) I started simple with my ladybug pattern, and am hoping to post my pattern for a panda very soon. (It just needs a few finishing touches!) Enjoy my blog!