By: Emilee Gettle
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
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 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 9: Turn Humpty Dumpty right side out and stuff with Poly-Fil.
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.