I'm busy at work today so have tried out the scheduling feature!
Get me and my technical wizardry!
|see how grubby my carpet is!|
1: gather the things you will need,
stripes (i have fluffy but this could be done with 2 fabrics stitched together into stripes)
felt for eyes and nose
ribbon for handle (again you could use fabric)
circular elastic (for antenna)
2: cut out a circular shape (i used sello tape as my guide). 2 in stripey and 2 lining.
also cut out 2 rectangles (i stripey, 1 lining), that are long enough to fit round the circle in one direction and zip length in the other.
also cut out eye shape and nose
3: sew on eyes and nose to one of the stripey circles
the add the buttons.
4: if you are very clever, stick you zip in and then sew it all up -
If you are not clever like me - pin you circles to your rectangles - so you end up with a tube. fold back the edges of the fabric so you can have an opening - abit like this.
REMEMBER - pin in the ribbon/fabric for the handle and the elastic for the antenna.
repeat with the lining except don't turn it out.
This is were i failed to take any more pictures!
5ish: Add wings - i used white netting zigzagged on to each side
6: sew zip onto lining (zip on the top so it will be sandwiched between the lining and the fluff)
7: sew lining and zip onto bee - this is very very tricky if you don't normally work with fluff - however, fluff will hide a multitude of mistakes (hooray!)
8: look proudly at your bee -
9: present to small child - wait for it to complain about the lack of stinger on the bees bum!