{KISS How To} Animal Love

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Keepin’ It Super Simple!

Since today is the last day of the KISS series, I thought I would end with a happy accident.

A piece of trim made it into the wash by mistake but what came out was really inspiring!

Animal Love Softie The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button

  • ric rac trim
  • fabric scraps (I reclaimed an old cord skirt & a piece of tee shirt from the Kitty)
  • double sided fusible
  • poly fil
To start with, who would think that a cut a piece of trim, put it through the wash would be so inspiring?  Not me- but boy do I love what came out!  It reminded me of the hairy eyebrows on Animal from the Muppet Show.  (Understand, this was a show that I watched every night before bedtime as a child.  Clearly, I dreamed in Muppets.)
Basic Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of ric rac about 5″ long and toss it in the laundry and watch what comes out! (so fun)
  2. To create eyes, I used double sided fusible and cut circles from scrap fabric.  Click here for the fabric applique tutorial.
  3. Then, I just free formed this guy.  No real shape here, just fun!
  4. Machine tack the eyebrows in place; position and fuse eyes; add a heart detail and maybe some stitching for fun.  To create the mouth- straight stitch a line and then go back over with zig zag.  (I like to leave part of the straight stitch exposed on each side.)
  5. With right sides together, match front and back.  Pin in place and straight stitch all around, leaving approx 2 1/2″ open at the bottom.  Depending on your shape, trim corners, clip curves and turn right side out.  Lightly press.
  6. Fill with stuffing.
  7. Pin and slip stitch the bottom opening closed.
I really just love these eyebrows! So much so that I think I need to play more with this technique.  So stay tuned, I feel more projects coming your way!!
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4g0kajefUU&w=480&h=360]
This series has been so much fun- that I might need to do another one.  But until then just remember to Keep It Super Simple!!



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  1. amybrinager says

    Reblogged this on A little of this..A little of that.. and commented:
    The Sewing Loft has amazing ideas for some really nice crafts!! Check out her blog 🙂

  2. amybrinager says

    I hope you don’t mind but I reblogged this. I love this idea!!!!! I think it would make a great Valentines day gift 🙂

  3. Oh he is adorable. Good luck from Bacon Time 🙂

  4. Holy wild eyebrow love! This is genius Heather, I think you saved the best for last…

  5. Cute little monster -and the eyebrows are awesome!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. This is super cute! I love it! I’d love for you to link up and share:


  7. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says

    This is so hilarious and cute!! That’s a pretty good story to tell. 🙂 You can make such cute things.

    Thanks for linking up on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

  8. It’s amazing how a little accident can be transfomed in something so cute! You’re a clever lady!
    Saw you on terrific under ten tuesdays!

  9. Ha ha ha! You just made my day! I came over for a quick visit from Sugar and Spice, but now – I’m a follower!

  10. Cathy@My1929Charmer says

    You have the most amazing projects you creative girl you. This is the cutest monster I have seen in forever. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay! I’ve featured this on my FB page!

  11. Valerie @ Glittering Muffins says

    So cute! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Super cute! Popping by from TGIF.

  13. I love these! They look terrific.:)

  14. Don’t you love ideas that just happen like that! I think they’re the most fun 🙂
    I found you from the Toys in the Dryer linky party, and I’d really love if you’d come link this and your other projects up to my very first weekly *Get Creative* party…
    It’s just too cool of an idea not to share 🙂
    Hope to see you there!

  15. very very cute! I’m always looking foir inspiration!

  16. toysinthedryer says

    oh my cuteness!!! I’d love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

  17. So adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  18. That came out super cute! Thanks for linking up at TGIF – see you tomorrow =-)

  19. so cute!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday Link Party

    Natasha xx


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