- they stick around a lot longer than clothes
- it's good re-use for old woolens
- I have tons of stuffing
- they're super cute!
For Baby V, I used an old scarf my brother had given me in college (the parents are our college friends, so very appropo), a Martha Stewart pattern, and leftover sock yarn. Oh, and I used another felted sweater for the ears, tail, and snout (red bits). I enlarged the pattern to the appropriate size and made sure to cut so that stripes were all aligned.
I sewed exposed seams with sock yarn. It took forever but was totally worth it! Instead of using a pipe cleaner for a curly tail, I simply knottted a length of red felted sweater.
It was a hit! My friends appreciated the detail, the eco-friendliness, and the color scheme (staying away from too much pink). Welcome to the world, BabyV!