I was lucky to find time for some crafting over Christmas and New Year. I took a little pile of projects away with me which meant I had plenty to keep me busy in the evenings once the children had gone to bed. Regular readers will know that each month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and
have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.
Issue 100 of Mollie Makes included a cute Felt Party Bear kit which I couldn’t wait to stitch. I’ve always loved crafting with felt and I knew this would be a project I would love to make.
The Ready To Sew kit contained everything needed = felt, thread, needle, soft toy stuffing and a pom pom.
I cut out the template and cut out my felt. Unfortunately I made my first mistake by not pinning the templates to the felt and didn’t have enough! So I went out and bought some gorgeous wool felt from a lovely sewing shop in Trowbridge.
I started stitching all the different parts of the bear together. I found the instructions a little tricky to follow, especially regarding putting the head together. I actually left it a few days as I just couldn’t figure it out, but eventually I did.
Soon my little party bear came together. I enjoyed stitching his clothes but lost the pom pom so had to find another. This was quite a tricky make due to the size, but I had fun and love the finished felt Party Bear. You can find the free templates online if you didn’t purchase Mollie Makes magazine.
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine but you can check out all of them here:
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration
Custard Cream Keyring Kit
Mollie Makes Papercut Book