Tuesday, 2 October 2012


What ho,
I'm busy at work today so have tried out the scheduling feature! 
Get me and my technical wizardry!
 I've been making some more bee bags.

see how grubby my carpet is!
I'll give you a quick how too in case any of you are silly enough to let children see such pictures (i know if i let mine see things like this they want one too and i have to try and make them one!)

1: gather the things you will need,
stripes (i have fluffy but this could be done with 2 fabrics stitched together into stripes)
lining fabric
felt for eyes and nose
a zip
ribbon for handle (again you could use fabric)
circular elastic (for antenna)
wing fabric

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.

sew round the circles and turn your bee the correct way round.
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!


  1. ROFL at the lack of stingers on their bums!

    Fab looking bags - you are so talented :)


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