Sew your very own felt Hare character from the Stitch Club Shelfie range. Shelfies are designed to sit independently on a flat surface and are great fun to make. The sewing process is an enjoyable hand sewing experience, and the result is a soft and tactile felt friend who will grace any room. This pattern also makes a great Easter Bunny sewing project!
This project is beginner friendly, and the detailed sewing guides provide helpful suggestions for alternative methods and stitches depending on your level of skill and ambition. There is even a whole page dedicated to tips for helping your child sew a Shelfie (we suggest age 12+)
The project can be simplified by sewing a 'flat' version which uses the main front piece for the back as well: you can see this effect in the Lilac Hare photo.
This pattern is a digital download providing two documents packed with guidance. The main Shelfie manual covers: types of felt and where to purchase; embroidery thread use and care; sewing needles; pattern transfer and cutting methods; embroidery stitches and felt sewing techniques.
You will need access to a printer to print two pattern pages. The instructions cover eleven pages but if you don't wish to print them you can view them on a digital device.
The pattern includes a full list of supplies and quantities, but in brief you will need:
Felt in your chosen Hare colour and a lighter shade for tummy and ear
Embroidery threads: shades to match the two felt colours, and a darker shade for embroidered details
Sharp scissors, pins and a hand sewing needle
Around 50g toy stuffing
Finished height of Hare: 17cms excluding ears
The pattern also includes a smaller version