Perfect for keeping moths at bay these adorable lavender filled mice are our new drawer warriors keeping our clothes safe. Simple to make with simple shapes to cut and a simple running stitch this is a great first sewing craft for children. With few materials they're fun and smell delicious.
Here's what you'll need:
- cotton fabric
- needle and embroidery thread
- felt for ears
- dried lavender. Or if you prefer to make them for toys and play simply stuff them with cotton stuffing.
- Drawing around a cup, saucer or small plate draw a perfect circle onto your fabric and cut out. You don't want your mice too big. These above were just over 11 cm in diameter.
- Fold your circle in half and begin sewing a running stitch stopping about a third along the way to put the ears in place.
- Cut two pieces of felt in an ear shape making sure they are long enough to tuck inside the fabric.
- Secure the ears as you continue sewing along the outer edge until you're almost at the end.
- Fill with lavender and place the end of the string inside to create the tail. Sew all the way to the end and secure with a few extra sticthes.
- Add on the eyes with a bead by sewing one either side. if you sew them at the same time you'll get that pinch that creates a little depth.
The girls thought the thread at the beginning looked liked whiskers so, rather than cutting the thread after the knot off we kept it there, adding another with a few stitches to look like a nose we gave our mice whiskers.