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Panda Softie Sewing Pattern For Kids

Make your own panda softie! A simple sewing project for kids using scrap felt and a needle and thread! Such a sweet and simple way to make your own stuffed animal!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Yield: 1 softie
Cost: $1

Equipment

  • pins
  • scissors

Instructions

  • Cut out panda softie templates. Pin each template to the felt and cut out the necessary pieces.
  • Pin black eye sections and feet onto the front of one of the squares of felt.
    Thread a needle with a long piece of thread. If using embroidery floss, seperate the strand of floss into two sections (each section will have 3 strings of floss). Use one section for sewing.
    Tie a knot on the end. Stitch around the eye sections and feet. Tie a knot on the back when you are finished and cut the thread for each area that you sew.
    stitching feet with needle and thread
  • Glue the eyes and nose on using hot glue or fabric glue.
    white square of felt with black ovals of felt for eyes and feet
  • Set the front of the softie to the side. Place the second square onto your work surface. Place ears over the square. Place the first piece on top, sandwiching the ears in between the two squares of felt.
    gluing on white felt circles for panda eyes
  • Add a few pins to keep everythign in place.
    panda softie pinned and ready to stitch
  • Stitch around 3 sides, leaving one side open. Stuff panda with a small handfull of stuffing.
    panda softie stitched with black thread ready to be stuffed
  • Stitch the opening closed.
    stitching the opening closed with black thread

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Notes

You can sew your entire project or glue your entire project. We used a combination of sewing and gluing. Hot glue works best when gluing felt, but fabric glue is safer for kids (prevents burns). If using fabric glue, allow some time for the pieces to dry.