Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Felt Ganpati and Mouse

For Ganpati/Ganesh Chaturti this weekend, I made a Ganpati and mouse out of felt for my kids.  Here's how you can make one too.

1.) Cut the following pieces out of felt:

Note: the body parts 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.) Sew the two feet pieces 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 two parts of the crown to the front of the head, the two gray tusks to the face, and the two peach modaks to the trunk and hand.
7.) Use a running stitch to define the trunk and limbs and you're all done!


Check back over the next two weeks for the rest of the family: Parvati, Shankar, and Kartikeya.  And click here for my earlier tutorial on making a Lakshmi out of felt.

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