The Grinch Stuffed Animal

Looking back at the pictures on my phone and past blog posts I realize I missed at least one sewing adventure. Enjoy the below post about how to make your own stuffed Animal pattern!

The Grinch More

Coffee Cozy

Graduation was a big deal to me. It was the end to the beginning of the next chapter in my life. I spent 2 1/2 years in class with the same ladies, we developed a bond and grew to appreciate each other’s skills. We also continued to appreciate coffee on our Saturday morning classes, so much that by the end we each took turns bringing in coffee. Lots of coffee. So this project is dedicated to the 2 1/2 years I spent with an amazing group of ladies. It is, in a sense, a re-fashion of my Graduation gown and Dun Brothers coffee burlap bags (Even though most of my class drinks Starbucks, and we had a lot of fun…aka coffee…during our Starbucks Case).



Panda Headphone Holder

I’ve been keeping my headphones in a plastic bag that just keeps getting new holes that scotch tape does not seem to hold up. A while back I saw an animal headphone holder so today’s project was to design and sew a Panda headphone holder.

I cut out a draft of what my Panda would look like.


Then I used old t-shirt material that was backed with stabilizer. The first thing I would like state is that sewing small projects with t-shirt material can be a little bit challenging. To help sew the smaller pieces I found that a tweezer would help move it around. The image is a little blurry, but should show this step.


The eyes, nose and tale did not need to be double sided. I first sewed the arms, legs, and ears. Then I sewed the eyes on, the nose, and mouth onto the front piece of the body. Then I sewed the tail and arms on the back piece of the body. I also used some batting to help make the panda a little more stiff. Once I sewed the arms on I sewed on the velcro.

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Here is a close up of the face


Then I sewed the body together.


Here is the final product! It took about 1-2 hours to make and I must say it seems to work well.