As of today, I have a ONE year old - time NEEDS to slow down, seriously. I've decided to make this cozy Ruby the Bear rug for her present (and maybe for myself!).
I mean how cute is this for a little hang out spot in the living room?
Sew you wanna know how much time it's going to take?
About 3 hours, plus a little time to vacuum up the yak remnants!
Finished Size: 44' long x 3' wide
For the belly of Ruby, I used a yellow thread to match the yellow in the plaid and followed the pattern in the fabric. You just need to quilt enough to keep the batting and the flannel together - about every 7" or so.
Just hanging out on the couch for family time.
Tips to avoid the dreaded seam ripper:
-Use fusible batting with the flannel prior to cutting the pieces.
-Read through the pattern prior to staring. When piecing the head together, it's easy to get mixed up what your sewing.
-Make sure to check the faux fur after sewing, to ensure that you caught the lining of the fur - not just the shag. If you don't catch the faux fur lining you could have a shedding Ruby the Bear, and no one wants that!
-Prior to placement of the eyes and nose, stuff the head with the scraps from the faux fur, so make sure you like the placement.
Check out the Ruby the Bear Rug Pattern - HERE!
You can also make Ruby with this kit - HERE!
Grab Safety Eyes - HERE!