I was quick to volunteer to make the Who What Where Flannel Pillows by Sewing Sue; they are flannel after all, and too, too cute! Our Yosemite Park Flannel Collection has that nice outdoorsy feel that seemed to fit. They were indeed a “hoot” to make!
The pattern includes a template for sewing the feet—you sew right on the line through the paper (make a sewing copy) making it super easy. (It’s important to remember to shorten your stitch length and pull gently when you are tearing the paper off.)
The hardest part was turning the feet right side out, fitting the toes up through the leg. I found a wooden chopstick to be most helpful as it wouldn’t poke through the fabric.
Here they are about ready to get their eyes sewn on. At this stage I had a lot of fun playing with where to put their pupils to give them personality.
Eventually I decided the “baby” would be looking over at “mom” who would be looking down, while “dad” looked straight ahead in a kind of dazed fashion (as dads are known to do!)
Unfortunately I didn’t take more pictures of the rest of the process but Sue’s instructions are easy to follow. I used Hobbs Polyester Fiberfill (21278) to stuff them all nice and plump.
I know these are “kid approved” because my granddaughter (2 1/2 yrs) came over while I was stuffing one. She saw it on the floor by my chair, ran over, grabbed it, and declared, “June’s!!”. I had to explain that it had to go to Grandma’s work for a while.
I hope you will give these guys a try!