3.14.2012

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!


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23 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love it Michael Ann!
    -Brittni

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  2. Courtney RosehartMarch 14, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Wow, I adore this! Thank you for sharing - I'll be sure to try one out!!!
    Thanks again!
    ~Courtney Rosehart

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  3. Oh my goodness, I had no idea you could do something like this with felt. Fantastic!
    Thank you for the pattern!

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  4. This is super cute! But the link to the pattern isn't working. Help!

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  5. hey maria! i checked the link to the pattern and couldn't find a problem with it... if you're still unable to download it, please email me at michaelann@michaelannmade.com and i'll try to see what's up! we can't not have our peeps!!

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  6. love it going to make some for easter txsketternb groxplob

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  7. Super cute! You guys are too creative :)

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  8. This is tooo cute! And since I do not like machine sewing I am definitely going to try this! It'd be fun to make the companion yellow Peep chick too (hint hint)! I see a trip (again) back to JoAnn's this week, thanks ever so!

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  9. Link not working!

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  10. hey guys, thanks for being patient about the link! i think the issue was that it was hosted on googledocs which was causing problems for non google users. there is now another link to the pattern hosted on dropbox and should be available for anyone to download. let me know if there are any more problems - michaelann@michaelannmade.com

    you guys are great!

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  11. So cute, I am def going to be making for my little ones this Easter! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love your peep! Really nice work. I don't know if you have linked this up at Bacon Time, but if you are interested I am hosting a Spring Battle of the Crafters and Cookers linky contest with some fun prizes. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Thank you. This is so cute. I will make a rainbow of them!

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  14. Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing I've seen all day! I found it on Pinterest and my 3 yr old son insisted that we pin it to HIS board. :) We so have to make some of these...love love love it! I'd be thrilled if you'd share this at my party, going on now through Wednesday!http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/shine-on-fridays-20-and-some-news.html

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  15. this is SO cute.. I love it! I am pinning it.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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  16. i've already made one "peep" as part of a package i'm sending...i'm part of a stitch swap being hosted over on "wild olive", and i had been looking for some easter related goodies to add in, and this was just perfect...thanx! i'm going to crank out a few more for gifts, the one was so easy, and i'll send you a pic once i get pics up! have a great easter!

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  17. I came to this through a link on Crafty Crow; your pattern is so adorable! I'm going to make one for each of my kids Easter baskets. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!
    Happy Spring and happy Easter!

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  18. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern! I made them for my nieces this year.

    http://eclecticlamb.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/felt-peeps/

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  19. oooh, how I love felt animals! This is so cute!

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  20. So cute! Thanks for sharing, I featured your idea on my Weekend DIY http://craftsmitherz.blogspot.de/2013/11/weekend-diy-keychains.html

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  21. I love the bunny, so adorable!!! Hugs, Beverly

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  22. Aww... This is soooo cute!! I'm off to make a few of these for Easter gifts right now :) Thanks!!

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