A Ruthie for Sarah

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
  • Fabric: 

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