Each week we try to plan a ‘theme’ or useful project that the group come up with but we are very open to ideas and suggestions – plus people do not have to join in with this as they can bring their own project, fix or mend a favourite piece of clothing or just ask questions and eat choccy biscuits 🙂
In January we decided to do a fun project that only needed small pieces of fabric, was quick to make and cute!
Lenny asked the Stitchers to test her pattern ‘Cats in Pants’ the kitten versions – there is a large cat but we thought we would start with the cutest of the two.
The pattern comes with the choice of underpants or pants.
Rachel’s Stylish ‘Kitten in Bloomers’
Lenny’s ‘Kitten in Superpants’
Zoe’s bold and chic ‘Kitten in Joggers’
Tracing the pattern onto fabric using fabric chalk which can be brushed off
you can pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out or draw around it – also folding the fabric means cutting both the front and back of the pattern at the same time.
using a fabric pencil to trace the pattern is also an option.
using soft materials means a cute soft cuddly toy!
ready to start sewing up the body
positioning the button eyes – safety eyes can also be used
so many fabric and customisation of the pattern makes for a fun project
body sewn up, stuffed and ready for some pants!
Toy safety eyes, patches of colour give this little fella a fun character
bold and bright stitches make this a fun gift for a young child