I made this little soft toy robot for a friend’s first baby and I was inspired to make the card to match. I’ve added some images showing how to make the toy robot below.
The robot was simply made of 6 sewn cubes. For each cube stitch together 6 squares on the reverse leaving one side open for stuffing. Turn right side out and stuff. Close the open seam with a hidden stitch.
Make 4 small cubes for the arms and legs one large cube for the head and a medium cube (slightly smaller than the head) for the body. Attach the arms legs and head to the body. First securely sew the body to the head. For the arms attached them along one edge so they can move but for the legs attach along the 4 top edges so they remained in place.
Finally embroider on a cute face and some buttons.
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It was my birthday this month and my family know me well. I got a good stock of crafting gifts. Some new gel stamps, a card puncher in the shape of a flower and a button factory which I’m very excited to make use of in my crafts. Also I got a ‘Raffy’ vinyl toy. These are fun do-It-yourself toys by kid robot. The sharpie pens are great for decorating them and theres a whole community out there doing it.
This is the second one I have been given. My first on is in the design phase and I’ll post about it when I’m done. But I have an inspiration board on my pinterest. (munny inspiration board)
Here’s my burdastyle projects page.
Sair on Burdastyle
Burdastyle is a great community of sewers and has lots of projects, tips and patterns to download and browse through.
This is a little pin cushion I made for my sister’s birthday in 2011. It was made from a scrap of flower print fabric I had. It was a small square of fabric which I sewed around the edges to gather it together at the bottom then filled tightly with stuffing. I then added a patch at the bottom and over stitched for a neat finish. I then added some little embellishments that can be seen in the picture.
I always like to keep scraps of fabric rather than throwing them away as they are great for little things like this or for small embellishments. They could also be used for fabric buttons. I also keep ribbons, buttons and other little charms etc.