Sew your very own felt Fox 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 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+)
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 a foxy orange, white and a small amount of black
Embroidery threads in three shades to match the felt
Sharp scissors, pins and a hand sewing needle
Around 50g toy stuffing
Finished height of Fox: 19cms
The pattern also includes a smaller version
These 2 foxes worked out well. I found it slightly complicated at times but common sense prevailed and all was well. I wish I'd read Jenny's advice about sourcing the felt. I ended up buying some online that was a much brighter orange thanI'd intended but I'm still pleased with them.