Something a little random (but very cute) a couple of camels!

After making some teddy camels a little while back I had the idea of making some more but this time rather than just a singular teddy I would make one camel which a couple of little camels could fit in.

I used fabric from the Moroccan Bazzar range by The Craft Cotton Company.

For these camels you need a template for the main camel (with separate legs) and a template for the smaller camels (with separate legs).

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For the main large camel (adding a 0.5cm seam allowance):

In one colour: using the leg template cut out 8 pieces of fabric for the legs (2 for each).

In another fabric: using the main camel template cut out a front and back piece.

In batting: using the main camel template cut out a front and back piece.  Using the leg template cut out 4 leg pieces.

In another fabric: using the main camel template cut out a front and back lining piece.

In another fabric: cut out two  20cm x 4cm strips for the tail.

For the smaller camels (adding a 0.5cm seam allowance):

For each camel (Make 2 small camels)

In one colour: cut out 8 pieces of fabric for the legs (2 for each).

In another fabric: using the small camel template cut out a front and back piece.

In batting: using the small camel template cut out one piece.  Using the leg template cut out 4 pieces.

In wool: for the tail cut 3 10cm long pieces.

Making the large camel:

The legs

Take a piece of the leg batting then place two of the leg pieces and place right sides together on top.  Sew around the leg leaving a 4cm gap for turning.  Turn out the right way and slip stitch to close the gap.  Repeat with the other 3 legs.

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The Tail

Take the two tail pieces and place right sides together.  Sew around the edge leaving a shirt edge unsewn. Turn out the right way.

The body

Take the front and back piece and place right sides together placing the tail in-between the front and back with its raw edge against the raw edges of the front and back piece, then place the body batting piece on top. sew around the edge leaving the hump part of the camel unsewn. Turn out the right way.

Take the front and back lining piece and place right sides together.  Sew around the edge leaving the hump part unsewn.

Place the lining into the body piece and fold the raw edge of the lining backward by 1cm and fold the raw edges of the lining inward by 1cm.  Pin to secure and slip stitch around.

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Sew the legs on to the body using embroidery thread and long stitches.

Making the small camel:

The legs

Take a piece of the leg batting then place two of the leg pieces and place right sides together on top.  Sew around the leg leaving a 2cm gap for turning.  Turn out the right way and slip stitch to close the gap.  Repeat with the other 3 legs.

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The body

Take the front and back piece and place right sides together placing the 3 strands of wool which make the tail in-between the front and back piece with the raw edges f the wool against the raw edges of the front and back piece, then place the body batting piece on top. Sew around the edge leaving a 3cm gap for turning. Turn out the right way.  Slip stitch the gap closed.

Sew the legs on to the body using embroidery thread and long stitches.

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Minecraft Mooshroom corner to corner crochet cow storage case pattern

After Steve I decided to make a Mooshroom cow storage case as well – they make up so quickly and are so handy its hard to stop making more!

This one is a bit bigger than the Steve at 23x13cm.

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Once you have completed the pattern fold the case in half with wrong sides together and slip stitch down either side to secure.

Take the zip and sew onto the top edge of the case.

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Next take a piece of fabric 23x27cm and fold in half with wrong sides together and sew down either side to secure.  Fold the top edge over by 1cm and press.  Place the lining inside the case and slip stitch around to secure.

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Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion – take 2!

After completing my tumbling blocks cushion I decided I wanted to do another without a background and using a different textured stitch, and from that a new tumbling blocks cushion was born.

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The pattern for this is available over on my Etsy shop:

http://www.Etsy.com/uk/shop/hookstitchsew

 

Minecraft Steve corner to corner storage case

I’ve had a few Minecraft storage cases on my list since my Creeper and Ghast cases (a few is an understatement to be honest!).  The first is a Steve, this is slightly smaller than the Creeper and Ghast as the pattern worked out better in a smaller size and I wanted a smaller size for putting some smaller things into to!.

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It measures 15cm x 12cm when completed.

Corner to Corner pattern:

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Once you have completed the corner to corner crochet finish off all loose ends fold in half with wrong sides together and slip stitch down the sides to secure.

Take your zip and sew into the top edge opening of the case, placing the sides of the zip  into the case.

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Cut a piece of fabric 15cmx24cm and fold in half with right sides together.  Sew down each side, then place into the case.  Fold the top edge over by 1cm and sew to secure.

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Tumbling blocks crochet heart cushion

Since making my tumbling blocks pineapple blanket and cushion I have had a few more tumbling projects in the works and the first out is this heart cushion.  I added some textures to the heart blocks with some bobbles to make them really stand out from the background and give a textured feel and opted to use two different pinks one on the front heart and one on the back, though you could do them both the same if you preferred.

The pattern is available on my Etsy shop:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/hookstitchsew

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Christmas is rapidly approaching, crochet can/bottle covers at the ready!

I can’t believe how quickly this year seems to be going, doesn’t seem to minutes ago I was getting ready for Easter and now the focus is on Christmas.

After making my Halloween bottle/can covers I made a note to make some for Christmas too and I have finally got round to getting some made. I still have a few more ideas for these so won’t be long until a few more pop up!

The pattern to make these is available over on my Etsy shop:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HookStitchSew

Time for some crochet pineapples!

Following on from my fabric tumbling blocks Bambi quilt I decided I wanted to try something similar with crochet and combined this with an idea I had for doing a blanket with pineapples on. It took me a little while to get the pattern layout as I wanted but after many failed drawings I finally cracked it and I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. It was great fun to make and every time I started working on it the ‘Pina Colada’ song would come to mind – random I know, but it made me smile!The pattern is available over on my Etsy site: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/621557268

This flamingo cushion will always stand out from the crowd!

I’ve had the idea for a flamingo cushion for a while now and when I received some Essential Trends fat quarters in pink by The Craft Cotton Company I knew they would be perfect for making one with.

It was great fun putting this cushion together and I have kept him sat on my craft desk as it makes me smile whenever I look at it – I will have to make some to go in some other rooms!

The tutorial to make your own is available over on The Craft Cotton Company blog :

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2018/05/31/Mini-Flamingo-Cushion

But of floral fabric fun with a reversible bag and woven cushion

Don’t think it’s possible to have too many flowers so this English Garden fabric by The Craft Cotton Company was perfect for me to get making with! I decided on two different makes which combined used 1 jelly roll and 1 fat quarter set.

I was a bit worried about problems I might encounter with the woven cushion but the only thing that went wrong was me forgetting to pin some of the strips before lifting it up for sewing so they all went all over – serves me right for not checking they all had pins!

I really wanted to add something to the reversible bag when I had got it finished so decided to add a bow to the handles, I really like how it adds a little bit of detail.

These tutorials are available on The Craft Cotton Company blog:

Woven cushion:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2018/05/15/Woven-Cushion-Cover-Tutorial

Shopping bag:

https://www.craftcottonblog.co.uk/single-post/2018/05/17/Sew-a-Reversible-Shopper-Bag-with-Bow-Detail