It’s time for the July Stuffie of the Month – with only a day to spare! I actually wasn’t sure I was going to finish a stuffie for this month – and yes if you recall I did say that my July stuffie would be my very own pattern, but that project got delayed. Sorry if you were looking forward to it! I promise I am still working on it and my new goal is to release it sometime in Sept/Oct!! But anyway, I did finish a stuffie for July – and here it is – Serena the Seahorse by Squishy-Cute Designs!!
I have been wanting to do a hand sewn project and since I had limited time this month, I decided to take this little hand sew/embroidery project with me on our beach vacation last weekend. I was actually a little nervous about working on it – but I started on it in the truck on the drive to the beach and really enjoyed myself! I got a good portion of it done on the drive and found time during the weekend to work on it.
Like at the picnic table while my husband was grilling dinner!
I got as far as I could on it while relaxing in the trailer, but I couldn’t finish it because I didn’t bring any polyfil! I really wanted to finish it on the drive home but had to wait until we got home!
I didn’t get each side exactly the same but I think I did a pretty good job for my first big embroidery project!
Here is the front view. Serena is a small stuffie about 8-1/2″ tall and only about 2″ wide at the belly.
Here is the back view of Serena.
To recap my thoughts on this pattern:
- Cute finished stuffie (CHECK).
- Quick construction (CHECK). Actually I was surprised how fast this came together – since it was done all by hand!
- Pattern layout easy to read (CHECK). Squishy-Cute Designs included good information on what materials to use and even has additional help/content on their website/blog. I also thought it was pretty cool that they are based in Vancouver, WA (my hometown)!
- Full size patterns provided. (CHECK), granted the finished stuffie is small.
- I was perplexed by one step though – the pattern said to blanket stitch the 2 pieces together, but that really wouldn’t work with the fin sticking out the back – I improvised!
Things I learned:
- I really enjoyed making a stuffie all by hand.
- Embroidery is fun!
- Separating embroidery floss can be very frustrating.
- I want to make more!
Thanks for checking out my July Stuffie of the Month! Up next month – I am going to switch from sewing to crochet!
August is birthday month in my house (mine and my daughter’s) so I am going to crochet her a princess, using this Aurora pattern by Ohana Craft! Hope you come back and check it out as well as all the fun from her upcoming princess birthday party!