Craft Preview: July 27, 2019 issue

tiger rattle

This cute tiger rattle will provide hours of fun for a little one in your life. It will be extra special, too, because it is home-made.

Worked from a fat quarter, it is embroidered to add the stripes and the features. Split stitch and satin stitch create the detail. We have supplied diagrams to show you how to do each stitch.

In addition to your fabric and embroidery threads, you will need polyester wadding, toy stuffing and a little rattle or squeaker.

You will also need your usual sewing tools.

tiger rattle

There is a template provided for cutting out your tiger shape. Once you have added the detail, it is then a simple job to stitch the two pieces together.

We recommend machine stitching for safety.

If you love making toys, you can find more ideas in designer Susie Johns’ book, “Fat Quarter: Toys”, which is available from GMC Publications.

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Liz O’Rourke

I am part of the Features Team and my hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel – which are also my main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot my desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!