I’ve been so into handmade stuff lately, especially handmade felt dolls, that I thought I’d give it a try. I went to a few different sites, found some tutorials bought some felt and yarn and here it is… drum rolls please… my first felt own doll courtesy of YouTube’s backstitch and owl tutorial. My owl isn’t exactly like Floresita’s, her owl body was one piece where my owl body has two pieces that I stitched together.
I didn’t follow any specific size for my doll. I grabbed some construction paper, folded it half and started cutting the body. It was too fat the first time around and after trimming it down a bit I got to the size I liked. Then I cut some arms, eyes, eye balls, and mouth. I put the patterns on top of the felt and cut, cut, cut.
I stitched everything together starting with the eyeballs. Attached the eyeballs to the white felt then the white and mouth to the body. After the face was all secured I stitched the arms onto the body. Then I stitched the front and back body together leaving a little bit on top for my stuffing. Stuffed the fiber in and finished stitching.
This was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed it and I’m thinking of incorporating some stitching work into my cards.