Felix made this super drawing of a Lego man not so long ago. He asked me to make it into a hangy thing for his book bag, put some instructions on his drawing and I set to work.
I had a few disastrous attempts with different materials (in his drawing, Felix wanted me to make the man from fleece) until I decided to make life simple and make if from felt.
I lined the felt so it can withstand a bit of pulling.
Here is the result!
Felix had wanted some bicycles fabric for the button, but it was too big a print, so I opted for this nice square orange one instead.
His little felt helmet comes off.
His tummy is lightly padded with polyfill.
I used one of my labels to make the hang loop, it is behind his head, sewn into the seam. I forgot to add a photo of the back, or of him on the book bag, I will try to add these at some point.
I think he looks fun – I think next time I will use the embroidery foot on my machine to sew the details, as it looks a bit rudimentary, but over all I am quite pleased with my efforts – what do you think? x