Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Felt Lakshman

The second in my felt Ramayan set, Lakshman, was pretty simple to make.

1.) Using 100% wool felt, (I get mine from Weir Crafts since other polyester blend or eco-felts usually tear over time), cut out the following pieces:

Note: the torso and pants are in duplicate.

2.) Using black thread doubled, sew two eyes and a mouth onto the front of the face, and red for the tikka.
3) Sew the two duplicate torso pieces together using a blanket or whip stitch.
4.) Fold the feet pieces in half and sew them together with a blanket or whip stitch.
5.) Sew the two yellow pants together using a blanket or whip stitch.  You will need to attach the torso at the waist to the pants and attach the feet at the points at the bottom of the pants.
6.) Use a running stitch to attach the hair to the back of the head and sew the pink sash over Lakshman's shoulder and you're all done!

Ram and Lakshman are now done.  Check back for Sita, Hanuman and Ravan over the next couple months.

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Coming up next week: Decreasing Your Family's Exposure to Phthalates and the first of many DIY play food tutorials: Indian Play Food.

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