Monday, March 16, 2015

How To Make Our Alpacas Grazing Cut and Sew Ornaments or Dolls



The "dollies" just love their alpaca cousins and love everything and anything alpaca so they were thrilled this past weekend when they saw the alpaca ornaments I had made from my cut and sew custom fabric designs.

Each favor ornament is 3" by 4", is filled with poly-fil and hangs from a DMC floss hanger.




Cut and sew ornaments or dolls are so easy to make.  Just follow the instructions below:

Cut and Sew Finishing Instructions Per Piece

Additional Supplies Needed - Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.

2)  Place right sides together and sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for turning.

3)  Trim seam and clip edges.

4)  Turn right side out and stuff with poly-fil.

5)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.

6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss if you want to hang them as ornaments.

Alternative Cut and Sew Finishing Instructions Per Piece

Additional Supplies Needed - Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.

2)  Place wrong sides together and hand sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for stuffing.

3)  Stuff with Poly-fil.

4)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.

5)  Trim seam and clip edges.

6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss if you want to hang them as ornaments.

Alternative Method #1 For Blanket Stitch Finishing Each Piece Along The Edges

Additional Supplies Needed - Warm and Natural or Batting, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For Each Piece

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.

2)  Using the front doll piece as a guide cut two pieces out of warm and natural or batting.

3)  Place the two doll pieces wrong sides together and then insert  the warm and natural or batting pieces in between the two pieces and pin along the sides to hold.

4)  Trim the edges so the pieces and warm and natural or batting  outer edges are even.

5)  Blanket stitch  1/8” - 1/4” away from outer edges with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.

6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss if you want to hang them as ornaments.

If you don't know how to blanket stitch check out my free "Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Blanket Stitch Free E-Book"  e-book which shows you how.

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I now have 265 different cut and sew doll designs including the alpaca cut and sew designs shown at the beginning of this post. Plenty of inspiration for learning how to sew. They're fast and easy and are a great way to teach kids how to sew.

If you'd like to see all my cut and sew designs please CLICK HERE for my cut and sew custom fabric collection on Spoonflower or HERE for all the cut and sew designs on my Linda Walsh Originals Fabric Designs Blog.

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