These little sheep are super fast and very easy to make. And the pattern includes two sizes so you can make little sheep families.
You will also need:
- basic sewing kit
- scraps of fabric – cotton, flannel, or light wool all work
- black felt
- glue stick
- stuffing – I like wool
- chopstick or similar
- embroidery thread – black and ivory
1. Pin the body pattern onto doubled fabric -right sides together – and cut out. Pin the head, tail and leg to a single layer of felt. Cut out one head, one tail and two legs.
2. Clip out the little triangle mark on the body. Draw on the seam allowance and indicate the area to leave open.
3. Separate the body pieces so the right side of the fabric is facing you. Place the body pattern on one piece of fabric – matching the little triangle notch.
4. Mark the three dots on the pattern on the fabric with a pencil or disappearing marker. You only need to mark one fabric piece.
5. Put a dot of glue stick at the center of each leg.
6. Fold the felt legs in half – forming V shapes.
7. Place the legs on the dots as shown. Use a little glue stick – on the dots – to keep them in place. Also place the tail as shown – use a little glue stick – on the dot – to keep it in place.
8. Place the other body fabric piece on top – right sides together – matching the triangle notch and pin.
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9. Sew around the seam – leaving open where indicated.
10. Clip little triangle notches around the curves – being careful not to clip the seam.
11. Turn your lamb right side out and stuff
12. Fold in the edges of the opening and whip stitch closed.
13. optional – trim the kegs. I like a pretty short leg.
14. Place and pin the head as shown.
15. *For embroidering details you might find this method for hiding your knots useful. With black embroidery thread – I’m using pearl cotton dmc 8 – stitch a line on each side where the ear meets the face, stitching the felt to the top layer of body fabric. Whip stitch across the top of the head – attaching it to the body fabric. I’ve highlighted the stitches in white so you can see.
16. To finish switch to ivory embroidery thread and make two little stitches for eyes and a V at the bottom of the face – tacking it down to the body fabric. Add a string for hanging and you’re done!