Noah’s Ark Part 3

June 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm 2 comments

So Emily was given her Noah’s Ark wall hanging for her birthday in February but it has taken me til now to start making the animals to go inside.  They are really quite easy just needed the time and temperament.

First find the animal shape I want to make, cut out and pin to a square of fabric, in the case of the zebra felt right sides in.  Sew around template, cut, remove template and turn right side out.

The ribbon was there to be a tail, most of it in the inside, just a bit left out for the hem but it didn’t work so I removed it.

I used stuffing to create the manes for the zebras and used embroidery floss for their tails.  The lions still need tails, might try more floss for them.  The lion’s mane was more felt.

Here is Noah’s Ark being stocked.

I’ve only made one giraffe and he needs spots but he’s got a toy giraffe to keep him companion from another play set.

The elephants were two different shades of grey wool.  Emily chose pink eyes for the dark gray one.

So only two more pockets to fill.  I was thinking Australian animals for the two small pockets but small means even more fiddly.  Pulling them right side out especially their legs is tricky which is why their tails didn’t quite work.  So only the zebras got tails so far.


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  • 1. Karen @ Folk Haven  |  June 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    What a great handmade toy! When I’ve made similar small felt animals in the past turning the legs was rather difficult. What ended up working best for me was a thin chopstick, and sometimes the use of a needle to slowly pull it a millimeter at at time, and a lot of patience. Keep up the fantastic job!

    • 2. blackpaws  |  June 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      Ahhh I didn’t think of a chopstick, perhaps next time, I used tweezers but they were a little thick at times. Occasionally I used my scissors but that was not always a good idea.


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