Soft linen toys with natural filler- perhaps, the only kind of toys that can be considered absolutely safe from an ecological point of view. Even wooden, clay, paper are covered with paint and varnish, and their parts are glued together, and all the naturalness of wood and other materials is reduced to none by the presence of paint and varnish materials of unknown composition. But natural things are expensive, even a small rag doll of good quality will be an order of magnitude more expensive than its plastic counterpart. But if you sew a toy yourself, then its cost price will be small, especially if you use old linen clothes, and for the filler at least partially take the scraps of tissue. Tools and materials for work:
- gray linen cloth;
- cotton wool and trimming fabric for filling;
- a small rectangular piece of cloth for the dress;
- a narrow satin ribbon;
- toy eyes.
Sequence of work Fold a sheet of paper in half and transfer the outline of the template to it. Cut out the paper pattern, unfold it and move the contours to the fabric. It will take two identical patterns. You can choose the size of the bunny on your own, but if it is too small, the sewn fabric will be very difficult to turn inside out. Fold the cut pieces together againthe side of the fabric outward and sew on the contour, stepping back from the edge of the fabric by 4-5 mm. It is important to make sufficient indentation so that the seams do not part because the untreated edge will be slightly crumbled. We sew the entire perimeter except the top part of the head. Turn out the fabric, helping yourself with a pencil, if the toy is small. Well straighten the seams. Tightly stuff the body with cotton wool, sintepon or small pieces of tissue. Ears pattern the lower legs. Ears can be left without filler or put it quite a bit. Do not tightly fill, otherwise they will stick out. Sew the ears by turning the unshielded edges of the fabric inside. First, the ears will look at us and slightly down. Sew the remainder of the head, and turn the ears down and secure them in this position with a few stitches. Embroider the nose and mouth with a black thread, glue the eyes. For the dress, cut a long rectangular strip of fabric, tuck the edges and sew. Attach one edge to the thread and sew a rubber band from below. Pull the satin ribbon across the neck of the bunny, tie a knot around his chest, and then tie a bow with it from behind. Our girl's hair can be made from satin ribbon, having fused one of its edges and dissolving the other.