I made another Ruthie. It was meant for a little girl as her 4th birthday present, but I didn't get to finish it on time. I bought some other presents for her. The unfinished bear hung out for almost two weeks on my sewing table because I didn't feel like sewing at all. I finished her today, and Sarah got to have her.
This project is definitely a great way to use my fabric scraps. I love my fabric stash to bits. It's really hard sometimes to cut them and make them into something. But then again, if I don't use them, I won't be able to buy more of those awesome fabrics out there.
I think I'm getting better at satin stitch applique. It's still not perfect, but compared to the first time I made it with the first Ruthie, it looks a lot better on this one.
Do you see a small hand right there? Sarah was trying to grab Ruthie while I was trying to snap some photos of her.
Silly girl! I think she's happy to have the bear.
- Type: Plushie
- Pattern: Retro Mama
- Date Started: Mar 29 2013
- Date Completed: Apr 16 2013
- Skills: Sewing Curves, Ladder Stitch, Back Stitch, Satin Stitch Applique
1. Sew Classic Linen Look in Ivory from Jo-Ann Fabrics 2. Fabric Quarters Assorted Fabric Red from Jo-Ann Fabric 3. Sew Classic Bottomweight Stretch Sateen Fabric in Black from Jo-Ann Fabrics 4. 1/8" Black & White Stripe Cotton Quilt Fabric from Etsy zeetzeet 5. White and Black Polka Dot Cotton Fabric from Jo-Ann fabric