11 Jul 2012
July 11, 2012

Humpty Dumpty Softee

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By: Emilee Gettle

As I child I grew to love the story of Humpty Dumpty. It is such a timeless nursery rhyme that is revisited with each generation. Sew this softie for your little one or for a special child in your life.


Supplies



Dual Duty XP general purpose thread, Natural (8010)- 1 spool
Muslin Fat Quarter
Gingham Fat Quarter
Black Fabric Scrap
Black Felt Sheet
Pink Felt Sheet

Poly-Fil
J and P Coats Embroidery Floss– black, pink and red- 1 skein each
Optional: Black felt bow tie and buttons.

Download Pattern Pieces

Steps

Note: 1/4” seam allowance is used throughout this project
Step 1: Print and cut out the paper pattern. Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out each pattern piece.

Step 2: First we are going to give Humpty Dumpty a face. So, pin the black felt eyes to the muslin face piece. Using 3-strands of black embroidery floss, blanket stitch around each of the eyes to fasten them to the face. Then, blanket stitch the pink nose below the eyes. Lastly, using a 6-strand piece of red embroidery floss, backstitch a smile onto the face.

Step 3: Lay the face, right side down against the right side of one gingham body piece and pin in place along the straight edge. Sew along the straight edge. Then press the seam down. Repeat this process for Humpty Dumpty’s back.

Step 4: Now, let’s sew his arms and legs. Beginning with the hands, place the right side of the hand fabric against the right side of the gingham arm. Sew along the straight edge and press the seam towards the gingham. Repeat this process for all four arm pieces, as well as the four leg pieces.

Step 5: Pin the wrong sides of the arm and leg pieces together. Sew around the outer edge, leaving the top open for turning. Carefully turn the arms and legs inside out and then press.
Step 6: Stuff the arms and legs with Poly-Fil. I like to use a chopstick to push the stuffing into the small appendages. Just be careful not to damage the seam.

Step 7: Lay Humpty Dumpty’s back onto your work surface, right side up. Now, pin his stuffed arms and legs in place. Next, place his front, right side down. Then, carefully matching the seams, pin around the entire edge of Humpty Dumpty.

Step 8: Carefully sew Humpty Dumpty together, leaving a small opening at his “hip.” Trim any excess fabric in the seam allowance.

Step 9: Turn Humpty Dumpty right side out and stuff with Poly-Fil.

Step 10: Using needle and thread whip stitch the opening closed.
Step 11: (Optional) If you’d like to embellish your softie then consider adding the black felt bow tie and securing it with a small button. I also stitched on a few extra buttons on his tummy for good measure and to make him look quite dapper! However, if you are giving this to a small child (under 3) omit the embellishments or blanket stitch the bow tie.

Growing up Emilee Gettle was surrounded by crafty women. The tradition has rubbed off and she enjoys creating projects along with her daughter in their rather stuffed sewing studio.
When she isn’t crafting Emilee spends her time tending to the family’s heirloom seed company and farm. Visit her online at rareseeds.com

About the Author


Lynn is Director of Consumer Services with Coats & Clark.

4 Responses to Humpty Dumpty Softee
  1. I love this pattern! I dress up as Mrs. Santa and give small gifts to toddlers at Halloween instead of candy. This will be perfect for them. It can be given to boys or girls. It will also be good for using up the small bits of leftover fabric I have.

  2. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

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