I got a few requests for a felting tutorial. Luckily, I took some photos while felting Mr.T. It is not elaborate but good enough to get a gist of how you can go about making him. So let’s begin!
You will need:
-A pair of scissors
-2 colors of felt fabric, I used green and white (You can substitute felt with any spare fabric that you might have handy)
-Contrasting embroidery thread
-Cotton for stuffing
– Paper and pencil for your doodle
Step 1: Start by doodling your buddy on a piece of paper. Keep the sketch simple so that it is easy for you to cut out the body parts.
Step 2: With help of the paper templates, cut out a couple of the head, feet and shell from the fabric.
Step 3: Bind two sides of the shell with a chain stitch, leaving a small space to stuff in the cotton. Repeat this with the head and feet.
Step 4: Finish the remaining stitches after stuffing each part separately.
Step 5: Combine all the parts together with a matching thread. And tada! your done!
Now take him out for a walk.
TIP: To make it look neater, stitch the head and feet inside the two sides of the shell. This way you will have a neater back.
Do let me know if you do end up trying it!