Personalised Dog Toy
It's so cute #MakeItToday
Here’s what you’ll need:
1” aida band – 8” in length
Fabric marker pen
Embroidery threads in grey, brown or yellow.
Step 1 - Take your two pieces of paw pals fabrics 18” x 6” and fold them in half, right sides together, creating a piece that’s now 9” x 6”.
Step 2 - Using a 2.5 x 3” oval, and over lapping them slightly, create the end of the dog bone, then add the middle part by measuring a 2 ¾” wide by 3.5” length, draw this out on paper/card and cut out. Draw around your template on the fold, with your fabric marker, and cut out, adding a ¼” seam allowance all the way round.
Step 3 - Take some sharp scissors and make small snips around all the curved edges.
Step 4 - Once all your pieces are prepared, begin cross stitching your dog’s name on the aida band, don’t forget the cute paw prints either side 😊 Easiest way to do this is with some graph paper first…
Step 5 - Using white thread, Sew your aida in place using a zig zag stitch all the way round, I used a small dab of glue to hold this is place while I sewed around it. I also used fray check on the ends and tucked each end under.
Step 6 - Sew your two dog bones, right side together, leaving a 2-3” gap along one of the straight edges. Turn right way out, press and stuff. Using a ladder stitch sew up the gap.
And your toy is ready to be played with…
And a cute drawstring bag to carry all your clean poo bags, or treats when out walking…
Thank for reading, be sure to tag me in your creations.
x creativeblonde x
Made by Michelle Roberts for the Craft Cotton Company 2017
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