little peep pal diy - with pdf pattern!
easter is getting closer,
which means my favorite thing of all - easter candy!
today i have tutorial for you to make your very own peep pal
that can be used as a little friend for easter baskets a keychain.
i'm pretty excited because this tutorial comes
complete with a pdf pattern that you can download here!
so download and print your pattern,
and let's get started!
materials you will need -
- a print out of the peep pal pattern:
here is a google docs version or the dropbox version for non-google users
- felt for the body, eyes and nose
- a hand sewing needle and matching thread
- a little bit of stuffing
using the pattern, cut out 2 peep pieces, a front and back
as well as 3 small circles for the eyes and nose.
also cut a 1/2 inch wide strip of felt that is 15 inches long for the side of the body.
stitch the eyes and nose onto the face, using a matching thread color.
i like to come up from the middle and stitch outwards, making a tiny pinwheel around the button.
now take your strip and stitch it to the top of the body, all the way along the outside.
you can use either an angled stitch, or a more vertical stitch.
(in this photo i am using an angled stitch,
but i ended up using a vertical stitch further along in the project... oops!)
when you come back to the beginning,
cut the ends of the strip so they meet and stitch them together along the cut ends.
now stitch the back of the body to the side piece!
you might need to adjust as you go to make sure it fits just right.
if you want to use your peep as a keychain,
cut a small strip of felt to make a loop and add it to the top of the peep while sewing the back.
make sure to stitch it a couple extra times to make it extra secure.
before stitching the peep closed, stuff it with a whole bunch of stuffing.
using a pencil or chopstick can help get the stuffing into the ears.
when it's stuffed good and solid, stitch up the end closed and tie it off!
now you have a little peep friend to keep you company all spring long!
i will definitely be making a bunch more of these to give as easter gifts, they're just too cute!
if you make a little peep pal, be sure to send a picture my way.
happy easter crafting!
by michael ann