During my recent trip to Melbourne, I bought some craft kits from the Quilt and Craft Fair. They are from Ric Rac and Melly and Me. There are so many to choose from that I’m spoilt for choices! However I knew I had to buy some as the kids love sewing plushies and it’ll be a great opportunity for them to improve their sewing skills.
Eponine wanted to start with the “Two Little Tweets” project. However, she had difficulty understanding some of the instructions and I had to help. It so happened that Eponine did all the cutting while I did all the sewing. It didn’t seem too difficult to start with. The most difficult part was getting the skeleton of the plushie done which may not be an easy task for a beginner as we need to ensure that the curves of the bird are stitched together seamlessly for a nice finish. Once that hurdle was overcome, everything else came easy.
However I felt that the instructions are not clear and they are incomplete. They left the most important part out, and that is how to do the stuffing for the bird! As I had experience sewing plushies, I managed to figure this out pretty quickly. I just didn’t quite comprehend what is a leather stitch, so I improvised with my own invisible stitches to give the plushie a clean finishing.
So here it is, a cute little darling that can be done in 1 – 2 hours on a weekend. Sharing some WIP photos too for a better understanding of what to expect while working on the project. The boo boo is that Eponine has cut the fabrics the opposite way! LOL! Nonetheless, it’s still a cute little darling!