Sew a Simple Family with the Kids

This simple to sew felt family of softies is one that kids of all ages can enjoy designing and sewing. Older children can sew the smaller felt softies and younger children can sew the larger ones. All the members of this strange softie family are peanut shaped - but you might decide to sew your softie family from rectangles, triangles, or even squares.




Not sure how to sew:

You'll need to know how to  thread a needle and sew a running stitch

What you need:

Felt
Embroidery Thread
Needle
Pins
Stuffing

What to do:

Draw your shape onto felt and cut out. I've given my monster a pouch.


 Pin and sew on facial features.


 Place the two body shapes one on top of the other.


I've decided to add spikes which I pin between the two layers of felt.


Pin the pouch into position.


 Pin and sew 1/4' from the edge.


 Leave an opening for stuffing.

 Add stuffing


 and sew the opening closed.


If you'd like to sew another family why don't you try these sweet little owls. You can also make your family of owls reflect the number of people in your own family. Happy sewing!