Level: Easy

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • Felt Squares- Brown, Dark Brown, Green, White, Yellow, Grey & Black
  • Perle or top-stitching thread- matching and slightly darker than felt colours
  • 4mm black plastic beads
  • 20cm of 3mm wide ribbon- Dark brown, white, grey & green
  • Hobby fill
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Hand needle
  • Pencil

INSTRUCTIONS

CROCODILE

Step 1 - Using templates provided, cut two body and two foot shapes from green felt.

Step 2 - Loop green ribbon length and with the loop facing upwards, glue the raw ends of the ribbon in the middle of the back on one of the body pieces.

Step 3 - Place the other body piece on top and pin together enclosing the ribbon ends in between the layers. Using a slightly darker colour thread, begin stitching the body together using a long running stitch. Stop stitching when there is a 4cm gap. Slightly stuff the body with hobby fill to desired fullness then continue stitching to complete body.

Step 4 - Using the same running stitch, sew feet to the body along the base and continue sewing around all edges of feet.

Step 5 - Hand sew two round beads to front top of body to create eyes.

Step 6 - Using a contrasting or lighter colour thread, sew a few stitches along the back of the body to create the look of scales.

KANGAROO

Step 1 - Using templates provided, cut two body and one leg shapes from brown felt. Cut one pouch and one ear insert from dark brown felt.

Step 1 - Loop brown ribbon length and with the loop facing upwards, glue the raw ends of the ribbon in the middle of the ears on one of the body pieces.

Step 2 - Place the other body piece on top and pin together enclosing the ribbon ends in between the layers. Using a slightly darker or lighter colour thread, begin stitching the body together using a long running stitch. Stop stitching when there is a 4cm gap. Slightly stuff the body with hobby fill to desired fullness then continue stitching to complete body.

Step 3 - Using the same running stitch, sew pouch to front base of body, then the leg to the body along the base and continue sewing around all edges of the leg and foot.

Step 4 - Sew one round bead to the side of face create eyes. Sew ear inserts to the base of ears.

KOALA

Step 1 - Using templates provided, cut two body and one leg shapes from grey felt. Also cut one nose from black felt, two ear inserts from white felt and one leaf shape from green felt.

Step 5 - Loop grey ribbon length and with the loop facing upwards, glue the raw ends of the ribbon in the middle of the ears on one of the body pieces. Glue the base of the leaves to the top of the top paw.

Step 6 - Place the other body piece on top and pin together enclosing the ribbon ends and base of leaves in between the layers. Using a slightly darker colour thread, begin stitching the body together using a long running stitch. Stop stitching when there is a 4cm gap. Slightly stuff the body with hobby fill to desired fullness then continue stitching to complete body.

Step 7 - Using the same running stitch, sew leg to the body along the base and continue sewing around all edges of the leg and foot.

Step 8 - Sew nose to the middle of the face and sew two round beads either side of nose to create eyes. Sew ear inserts to the base of each ear.

COCKATOO

Step 1 - Using templates provided, cut two body, one upper wing and one lower wing shapes from white felt. Also cut one beak and one foot from brown felt and two crest shapes from yellow felt.

Step 2 - Loop white ribbon length and with the loop facing upwards, glue the raw ends of the ribbon in the middle of the top on one of the crest pieces.

Step 3 - Place the other crest piece on top and pin together enclosing the ribbon ends in between the layers. Using a slightly darker colour thread, begin stitching the crest together using a long running stitch.

Step 4 - Place sewn crest on top of one the body pieces overlapping the base of the crest with the top of the head, glue in place. Pin and glue the beak and foot pieces in the same manner to body piece.

Step 5 - Place the other body piece on top and pin together enclosing the crest, beak and foot in between the layers. Using a matching thread, begin stitching the body together using a long running stitch. Stop stitching when there is a 4cm gap. Slightly stuff the body with hobby fill to desired fullness then continue stitching to complete body.

Step 6 - Using the same running stitch, sew the lower wing to side of the body over the tail, then the upper wing piece on top aligning the top curve of the wings.

Step 7 - Sew one round bead to the side of face create eyes.




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