Thursday, November 10, 2011

Recycled Sweater Puppy

I saw this little guy in a library book "Sewing Green" by Betz White and just had to give him a try.  He is suppose to be a baby toy but, since our baby is 11 years old, it will just be a decoration at our house either on the couch or someones bed.  Now that I look at him again he would be nice on a bed with some lavender in his stuffing.  He is made from the sleeves of a really nice cotton sweater.  His tail and the tops of his ears are from a pair of Dancer's pajama pants that the elastic had gone bad in.  His back spot, nose and eyes are felt scraps and the stitching around his spot and eye are yarn.  You really wouldn't need the pattern for him.  Just draw his shape, tail and ears out in a size you like.  The nose and eye can be cut free hand.  He is sewn together in standard stuffed animal style with the tail and ears tucked in before sewing around the body.  I left the part under his spot open for turning and stuffing but with the sweater I used you really couldn't tell it had been hand stitched closed so anywhere on his body would have been fine. 

A close up mugshot to show off his floppy ears.

1 comment:

Ruthi aka abitosunshine said...

Your sweater puppy is adorable!