Guide To Making a DIY Stuff Chipmunk
While socks and gloves come in pairs, you might turn around one day and then find yourself with one while the other is mysteriously gone. However, you have the chance to turn your now useless item into something cute for yourself or a kid who might like it! One way to creatively turn one thing into something else, for example, is to use a brown glove to make a chipmunk stuffed animal.
Supplies for Glove-Turned-Chipmunk
- Single brown glove with five fingers (no mittens)
- Two thick pipe cleaners (one cut in half)
- Thread in brown and black
- A wooden bead
- A fabric pen
- A needle
Directions for Glove-Turned-Chipmunk
- Flipping the glove inside out, draw the different sections for the chipmunk with the fabric pen. The thumb portion will be used for the tail, the ring and pinky fingers for the arms, and the tips of the middle and pointer fingers as the ears. If the arm “fingers” are larger than you want, you can adjust accordingly with scissors and the sewing needle later.
- Looking at the glove, use the half of the “palm” part of the glove closest to the thumb above the chipmunk’s “ear” tips (pointer and middle finger) to draw a square body and two small rounded legs (use part of the middle and pointer fingers as legs).
- The body should reach from the fingers to where the glove would cover the wrist (the part of the glove that encloses the wrist is not to be used). The chipmunk legs must be sewn closed after cutting.
- Use the other half of the “palm” part of the glove to draw a rounded head with a flat bottom that stops just before the ring and pinky fingers.
- Once you’ve drawn these parts with your fabric pen, cut the separate pieces, and then sew them so that only one hole for stuffing is left for each piece.
- Flip each part right-side out. Bend the three pipe cleaners into U shapes and insert the shorter pieces into the legs and the longer piece into the tail (adjust pipe cleaner length if you must). Now, stuff all the portions with stuffing except for the ears.
- Using a running stitch, sew the openings closed. Leave a 5mm border from the opening. Now, fold the opening inside and sew the gathered area shut.
- Fold the back of the head in this order: left, right, bottom, top. Sew shut. Gather the openings of the ears and insert them onto the back of the head. Sew together.
- Sew the limbs onto the body.
- Use black thread for the eyes and the wooden bead for the nose. When finished, you can bend the tail and the legs to create feet to complete the effect.
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