Merry Christmas everyone! Hope everyone has had a great day and an awesome dinner. I am stuffed. Happy and full and smiley. Last night I spent quite a bit of time working on the teddy bear I said that I wished to start.
I gathered up all of the equipment I needed. This was the pattern itself (which was already cut out), pins, and the fabric. A huge two metre bolt of it.
We pinned each of the pieces onto the fabric quickly and easily.
It didn’t take too long to cut each piece out. Very soon we had a neat pile of teddy bear pieces.
We didn’t realise that some pieces had to be pinned backwards when it said that there needed to be two pieces of the piece. Might sound a daft mistake to those who do sew, but I’ve never done this before. We just took away the extra pieces we had made, and put them into another bag, in case we make another teddy. Then we pinned the traced pieces properly until we had everything we needed.
Instead of sewing up the teddy straight away, I had a play around with the pieces to see how they worked together. I was really pleased with how it looked. Here it is below, minus ears, soles, eyes, nose and paws. It’s pinned the best I could at the time, and I can’t wait to see what it is like when sewn up. His name is simply ‘Teddy.’
I think he is going to be quite sweet when finished. I really enjoyed the process, and I can see myself doing this a lot if all works well. Unfortunately BOTH of the sewing machines we own are not working correctly. One is a really old metal one which seems pretty stiff and doesn’t move much, and the other newer one (I saw newer, it looks newer) just won’t sew a thing. I am thinking of buying a simple, smaller machine of my own. Just a little one I can have on a table that doesn’t take ages to set up.
Here is what I unwrapped from my little brother this morning. It was one of those snuggly blankets, you know, the kind where there is arms at the front and a long blanket bit at the bottom? Like a back to front dressing gown basically! Well, he got me a pink one and a blue one. This is what he scratched out and wrote on the front of the box. My family know me so well!
I’ll write more later about what I got. I’ll leave you with some gorgeous photos of Freddy. He enjoyed Christmas more than anyone else!
Nighty night everyone, have a great night.
xXx Love Kais xXx