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A Plush Love Monster for Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, surprise your special someone with a cute little Love Monster. This simple hand sewing craft is made with easy-to-sew felt.

materials

Materials:

  • 2 pieces of felt (I like to use pink and red)
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Poly fiberfill stuffing
  • Fabric glue
  • Googly eyes
Pattern

Step 1:

Draw a love monster pattern on a piece of paper. Cut out the pattern.

shapes

Step 2:

Pin the pattern to the two pieces of felt and cut out the shape.

sewing

Step 3:

Sew around the edge with a complementary-color thread (I have used light purple). A basic running stitch looks nice on the felt but if you want to make it look extra special, try using a blanket stitch (instructions below). Leave a small opening, then stuff with fiberfill stuffing. Close up the opening with a few more stitches.
 

Blanket Stitch

  1. Bring the needle from back to front, piercing both pieces of felt, 1/8 inch from the edge.
  2. Bring the needle back under the back piece of felt and thread the needle through the same hole.
  3. Pull thread through fabric leaving a small loop of thread. Thread needle through that loop. 
  4. Pull tight.
  5. Bring needle back under the back piece of felt, about 1/8 inch away from the first hole, and pull thread through both pieces of fabric. 
  6. Repeat steps 2 to 5. Keep the stitches evenly spaced to provide a uniform blanket stitch.
Love Monster

Step 4:

Using the fabric glue, attach the googly eyes and glue on a mouth made from felt.

 

Your monster is complete! This cute little Love Monster is the perfect way to say, "Be my valentine!"

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