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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Gotta Love Our Adorable Hawk Family Group Cut and Sew Handmade Ornaments and Instructions For Making Them



I can remember when I was a young girl running to show my mother my latest craft or sewing project. She would tell me it was wonderful or beautiful and I would leave with a big smile on my face. Sometimes she would point out a few things I could improve upon. It was never a criticism just a lesson in improving one's skill. Being the perfectionist that I am I would either take it apart and fix it or replace it with a brand new piece.

In thinking about teaching kids to sew I decided the best way would be by teaching them how to sew their own dolls.  So, I designed cut and sew dolls for the Hawk family and Sneaks family.

Cut and sew dolls are a great way to teach children how to sew and all our Hawk Family and Sneaks Family cut and sew dolls fabrics are available in our "It's Raining Doll Parties - Doll Parties Fabric Designs Collection" which is here.  

Just follow the instructions below for finishing them one of two ways.  Have fun!


Cut and Sew Finishing Instructions Per Piece

Supplies Needed - Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Place right sides together and sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for turning.
3)  Trim seam and clip edges.
4)  Turn right side out and stuff with poly-fil.
5)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.

Alternative Cut and Sew Finishing Instructions Per Piece
Supplies Needed - Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Place wrong sides together and hand sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for stuffing.
3)  Stuff with Poly-fil.
4)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.
5)  Trim seam and clip edges.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.



Alternative Method #1 For Blanket Stitch Finishing Each Piece Along The Edges

Supplies Needed - Warm and Natural or Batting, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For Each Piece

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Using the front doll piece as a guide cut two pieces out of warm and natural or batting.
3)  Place the two doll pieces wrong sides together and then insert the warm and natural or batting pieces in between the two pieces and pin along the sides to hold.
4)  Trim the edges so the pieces and warm and natural or batting outer edges are even.
5)  Blanket stitch 1/8” - 1/4” away from outer edges with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.

Plus, we have two new cut and sew versions of Tom and Toni Hawk as well as cut and sew doll ornaments fabric for Nancy Dew Drop and Spike a Peak.  Just follow the instructions below for finishing them one of two ways.  Have fun!

1)  Tom A. Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament 2 Custom Fabric
2)  Toni E. Hawk Cut and Sew Doll Ornament Custom Fabric
3)  Nancy Dew Drop Cut and Sew Doll Ornament Custom Fabric
4)  Spike A Peak Cut and Sew Doll Ornament Custom Fabric


Cut and Sew Finishing Instructions Per Piece

Supplies Needed - Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Place right sides together and sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for turning.
3)  Trim seam and clip edges.
4)  Turn right side out and stuff with poly-fil.
5)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.

Alternative Cut and Sew Finishing Instructions Per Piece

Supplies Needed - Poly-fil, Sewing Thread, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For The Hanger For Each Piece.

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Place wrong sides together and hand sew 1/8” away from outer doll line leaving a small opening on the bottom for stuffing.
3)  Stuff with Poly-fil.
4)  Hand sew small opening closed with the sewing thread.
5)  Trim seam and clip edges.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of the color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.



Alternative Method #1 For Blanket Stitch Finishing Each Piece Along The Edges

Supplies Needed - Warm and Natural or Batting, and Color Coordinating DMC Embroidery Floss For Each Piece

1)  Cut the two pieces along the dotted lines.
2)  Using the front doll piece as a guide cut two pieces out of warm and natural or batting.
3)  Place the two doll pieces wrong sides together and then insert the warm and natural or batting pieces in between the two pieces and pin along the sides to hold.
4)  Trim the edges so the pieces and warm and natural or batting outer edges are even.
5)  Blanket stitch 1/8” - 1/4” away from outer edges with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.
6)  Add a hanger to the top of the piece with 6 strands of color coordinating DMC embroidery floss.



If you don't know how to blanket stitch check out my free "Linda's How-Do-I Series? How To Blanket Stitch Free E-Book"  e-book which shows you how here.

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