A still bursting scrap stash calls for more scrappy monsters! 

I’m still working my way through my fabric scraps (I think I will be for quite a while too!) and following the success of my previous scrappy monsters I have decided to make a few more. These 2 look very happy with their friends, and I think this little group of monsters will be multiplying very soon!

The tutorial below shows you how to make these two monsters, but if you like you could add a few more arms or legs or change their size.
These monsters used fabric scraps from materials by The Craft Cotton Company.


Scrappy monsters 


Materials

Fabric scraps

Pins

Scissors

Thread

Embroidery thread

Buttons

1- Draw out paper templates

If your doing the same monsters as me the monster parts and size of the templates used are on the photo below, these measurements include a seam allowance. If you are doing your own, sketch out your monster then draw out your paper pattern pieces. Cut out these paper templates.


2- Cut out your fabrics

Using whatever fabric scraps you have cut out the fabrics for each body part, the more random the better!
3- Sewing the body parts
For arms and legs: starting with the front pieces place the first two pieces right sides together and sew down the edge to attach them together, repeat for piece 3 if applicable. Repeat for the back pieces. Now place the front and back pieces together and sew down the side along the bottom and up the other side, leaving the last edge unsewn, turn the right way and stuff.


Head and body details: place the fabric pieces right sides together and sew around the edges leaving bottom edge unsewn, turn the right way and stuff.
4- Making the teeth

Fold the fabric in half with wrong sides together, and sew down the two sides leaving the top open. Turn the right way, and place on the back of the mouth and sew to hold in place.


If you are machine appliquéing the eyes and mouth details sew then onto the front piece now using a zig zag stitch. If you are hand sewing later ignore this step.
5- Sewing the body together

To sew the arms and legs and bits and body together, place the back body piece down right side facing up then place all the pieces in there correct locations with their bottom edges hanging over the edge of the back body piece, place the front piece on top right side down and sew around leaving a 10cm gap for turning. Turn and stuff then slip stitch closed.

6- Hand sewing the face details

Sew on the face details using blanket stitch.
7- Add buttons for eyes

After a bit of a false start I have completed another granny square Minecraft blanket, this time a wolf!   

I had originally planned to make a snow golum Minecraft blanket next after the creeper, mooshroom cow and ghast, and had even got underway making a couple of grannies. However, after I had finished one ball of wool I hit a bit of a obstacle when I found I couldn’t find any wool in the right colours I was needing to finish it! I needed some different shades of orange and struggled to find any in shades different to what I had already used. Without these different shades I wouldn’t be able to get a good pixelated effect. So for now I have put the snow golum on hold whilst I find some other colours that will work.
Instead I decided to start work on a wolf blanket instead as I had the wools I need to be able to do this. Similarly to my other Minecraft blankets I’ve opted to use a different granny square and I found the pattern for this one over on:
https://perigrineseyrie.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/corner-start-granny-pattern/
I completed 8 increasing rows to get the size I wanted before starting on the decrease.

To get the half squares around be mouth I completed a seperate mouth piece consisting of 5 peach squares and 4 black squares and attached this onto the completed blanket, where I had placed browns and greys where the mouth piece would be going.

I like how different this granny square is and I think it worked out really well.