Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Plush Panda

For as long as I can remember, my favourite animal has been a Panda Bear… What’s not to love about a monochromatic, bamboo eating bear. I know you have all seen numerous images of these guys being awesome, and if you're lucky, you witnessed mama bear’s surprise at the high pitched sneeze of her baby bear.

So naturally, when I saw this awesome DIY brooch on the Polkaros blog, I felt the need to share it…

Materials needed:
1. Fabric dyes or acrylic paints
2. Cotton or linen fabric
3. Needle and thread
4. Brooch pin
5. Polyester filling

Simple steps: 
1. Cut out 2 pieces of silhouette of your preferred animal
2. Paint face details with fabric dyes or acrylic paints
3. Create patterns with masking tape
4. Sew 2 pieces of silhouette together, right sides facing each other
5. Leave a small opening for flipping fabric over
6. When sewing is complete, flip fabric over
7. Sew brooch pin on to the center of the back fabric
8. Add polyester filling
9. Sew up the opening
10. Ready to go!

All images Polkaros

What fun!

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