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Stuffed Bugs

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Description
SNAIL
SuppLIeS & TooLS:
1/4 yd fabric for snail coil
1/3 yd fabric for snail body
Fiberfill
3 black chenille stems for eye stalks & eyebrows
Two 2" white pompoms
Two 1/2" black pompoms
Wire cutters
Glue
Matching thread
Sewing machine
Pins
Scissors
DIrecTIoNS:
Use 1/4" seam allowance throughout. WOF = width of fabric.
1. Enlarge provided body pattern.
2. Cut out two for body front and back.
3. Cut off two 1" pieces from chenille stem; set aside for eyebrows.
4. Tightly twist together three stems and cut into 2" pieces for the eye stalks.
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5. Cut dart as indicated on pattern.
6. Fold dart and insert eye stalk leaving 1/2" extending from edge.
7. Sew dart; reinforce stitching over chenille stems. Repeat with other side.
8. Sew body front and back together, leaving an opening for turning.
9. Clip curves and turn right side out.

10. Firmly stuff head, keeping eye stalks straight.

11. Stuff body and sew opening closed.

12. For the coil, cut a piece 8"xWOF and sew into a tube.

13. Lightly and evenly stuff tube with fiberfill. Tip: For best results, stuff from both ends to the middle.

14. Coil tube to check stuffing amount and size.

15. When stuffing is satisfactory, gather one end with a running stitch and pull closed; secure stitching.

16. Coil tube as desired, pin to hold in place and glue.
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17. Allow glue to dry, remove pins and glue onto snail body.

18. Glue white pompoms onto eye stalks and glue small black pompom on for eyes.

19. Bend small piece of chenille stem into eyebrow shape and glue on.
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SuppLIeS & TooLS:

Bug
1/4 yd fabric for body
1/4 yd fabric for contrast wings
1/2 yd heavyweight iron-on interfacing
5"
Leave
Fiberfill
open
1 black chenille stem
Lower Wing
Two 2" white pompoms
Cut 4
Two 1/2" black pompoms
Wire cutters
Glue
5"
Matching thread
Bug Body
Sewing machine
Cut 2
Iron & ironing surface
Scissors
6"
DIrecTIoNS:
Use 1/4" seam allowance throughout.
1. Enlarge provided body and wing patterns.
2. Cut two bug bodies for front and back.
Leave
3. Cut four upper wings and four lower wings out of both the fabric and the interfacing.
11"
7"

4. Follow manufacturers directions and fuse interfacing to wrong side of each wing piece.
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5. With right sides together, sew each wing front and back together, leaving an opening for turning.
6. Clip curves and turn right side out.
Upper Wing
7. Press wings flat and slip stitch openings closed.
Leave
Cut 4
8. Fold chenille stem in half to a shape. Lay shape on the right side of body front extending 1/2" from the
open
edge. Baste in place.
47"
9. Sew body front to back; reinforce stitching over chenille stem and leave an opening for turning.

10. Clip curves and turn right side out.

11. Firmly stuff head with fiberfill, keeping chenille stem straight.

12. Stuff body and sew opening closed.

13. Refer to picture and glue white pompoms onto head and glue small black pompom on for eyes.

14. Glue wings in place.

15. Bend chenille stem as desired for antennae.

Snail
18"
Dart for
eye stalk
Snail Body
10"
Cut 2
1/4" Seam
Leave open for turning
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