Sew a Softie 2020

There’s a tiger in our garden for Sew a Softie 2020!

This year we wanted to create a softie based on one of our all time favourite story books: There’s A Tiger In The Garden by Lizzie Stewart.

We wanted to create a softie that kids aged 5 and over could sew with a little help or independently.

And we didn’t want the little ones to be left out so we created a Felt Collage activity for the 2 – 4 year olds to make and play with their grown ups.

Fun for everyone!

Download the template PDF and full instructions for our Tiger Softie and Felt Collage Garden.

Scroll further down to see our photo tutorial.

What you’ll need:

  • Felt*
    • Orange 2 pieces 20 x 20cm square
    • Cream 20 x 20cm square
    • White 10cm square
    • Black 10cm square
  • Thread* – orange, cream and black
  • Needle*
  • Scissors suitable for paper
  • Scissors suitable for fabric
  • Stuffing*
  • Pins*
  • Water soluble pen or chalk (optional)
  • Template sheet

 Stitches we used:

  • Running stitch
  • Vertical straight stitch
  • Back stitch
  • Star stitch

 

Notes *

FELT COLOURS – We’ve made an orange and cream tiger with black stripes but you can make your tiger any colour you like! It could be blue with green stripes or even a rainbow tiger!

THREAD – We use Anchor embroidery thread.

NEEDLE – Choose a large eyed sharp metal needle.

STUFFING – We buy hollow fibre cushion pads to stuff our softies – a cheaper alternative to toy stuffing.

PINS – You don’t have to use pins if you’re confident sewing the pieces directly on to your softie.

STITCHES – There are lots of great tutorials online to learn new stitches. Trixi from Sew a Softie has posted several great videos.

Have fun sewing and don’t forget to post your creations using the hashtags #colourfulmindskids and #sewasoftie

Download the template PDF and full instructions for our Tiger Softie and Felt Collage Garden.

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