I am very excited to take part in the GlobalSew a Softie 2022 Blog Hop! The theme this year is magic and here is my magical dinosaur stuffie filled with love! This How to Make a Felt Rainbow Dinosaur Stuffie is perfect for a Back pack tag a long! It is filled with love as the rainbow plates along his back are actually hearts. He is definitely stuffed with love and Premium Poly-fil from Fairfield World.
Let's Make a Dinosaur Stuffie!
Download Dinosaur Pattern
2- 9" x 12" craft cuts of Kunin Felt: Lagoon or color of your choice
Scraps of felt for hearts
Chalk, fine marker, clips or pins, sharp scissors, fabric adhesive, sewing machine and matching thread or hand sew.
Die cut or free hand cut a variety of hearts. (I used Laura Kelly's Heart Die with Sizzix, I always cut a bunch of hearts at once as there are many projects that I like to use a heart.) Cut a smaller heart for the front. Download pattern and cut out. Trace pattern on to one piece of felt.
Cut around first dinosaur shape roughly. TIP: It is easier to sew small felt pieces when you have extra felt around the pattern piece. Place on second piece of felt and cut around shape roughly.
To add the heart plates along the back. Trim close to the pattern line and then insert hearts as shown.
Use sewing machine or hand stitch completely around dinosaur, 1/8" to 1/4" in from pattern line. Trim off line if you have used a black marker making sure to remove all black. (An invisible marker or chalk are good choices for drawing patterns.)
Many stuffie patterns suggest leaving an opening and stuffing the piece and then sewing shut. I use that method but often for smaller stuffies that have an added detail like the heart. I find this method easier. Just cut a small slit where the detail goes.
Stuff. Simply glue detail, the heart over the small opening. Ta Da! Your dinosaur stuffie is complete!
I hope you are inspired to Make a Felt Dinosaur Rainbow Stuffie!
Follow all of the Global Sew a Softie 2022 projects on IG! Let's have fun sewing with the kids!