With spring/summer coming right around the corner I have already started reconstructing some of last years jeans into this seasons cut offs. I am probably just as hard on my denim as gage is on his toys and since I usually buy second hand I do not feel all that guilty about only getting a year or so out of them.
Take your left over denim pieces and flip inside out...
Next take a black marker and create the outline of the shape you will want to create for the toy. I chose a bone as I found it to be extremely simple to create using a plastic cup and a ruler.
Once you have created your desired shape pin your fabric together... I tend to go a bit overboard with this!
Tee hee! Be sure to leave one side unpinned you'll need it to be open later. Next sew all of the pinned area.
Leaving the one side open...
Next cut out your bone and flip the material through the open portion you did not sew shut and stuff your toy. I like to use the stuffing carnage from previous toys to fill new ones.
Now you can sew the open area shut!
Total project completion time? 10 minutes! Total puppy enjoyment time? Hours and hours of doggie delight!
Haha! Happy Wednesday everyone!
Love, Jessa & Gage
Angie of SundayBelle mentioned kitties and I wanted to give you a quick, how to, for our feline friends. Forgive the example pictures!
1. Take one piece of denim and draw a heart
2. Fold in half with outer denim inside the fold
3. Sew shut leaving area where the curve of the heart meets the fold open
4. Flip inside out, pulling through open area, stuff, and take a ribbon, yarn, or piece of an old shoelace and insert into open area. Sew closed and add a couple hand sewn eyes!
Viola! New mouse for kitty!