Friday, 17 September 2010

Free Scarecrow Makedo For you - So simple!


Hello friends!

I thought I share with you a really simple fall scarecrow makedo I've put together and you're more than welcome to make something similar yourself - a nice easy little crafting project for the weekend!

What you'll need~

*some pieces of tea stained muslin/cotton.

*scraps of fall colored fabric

*burlap or woolfelt for his hat

*fiberfil

*old cotton reel/spool

*glue gun


Here's what to:

Cut a double layer of your muslin/cotton material measuring about 8" by 3".
Sew around the two longer sides and one shorter side leaving what will be the base open.
Turn right side out and, using double thread, sew a running stitch around the base at about an inch above the edge of the fabric ~ make sure to leave a length of thread to tighten it later.Now you can firmly stuff the scarecrow's head.Now you're ready to give him a face. I simply sewed on a long piece of homespun for his nose and used 2 small circles of woolfelt for his eyes.
At this point you will need your glue gun. Push the cotton reel half an inch into the open base of the head. Pull the thread that you left out earlier in order to tighten the base to the spool and tuck in the fabric and finally fix with glue gun.

Use a length of homespun to tie a scarf around his neck.

Last make a hat for him from the burlap. You can decorate the hat with pip berry or little seasonal items and he's done!

Hope you give it a go and have fun!

I have to give Midge of Soggibottom a big thanks for so generously giving me the spools for my makedo's! Thanks!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Best wishes

10 comments:

  1. He's adorable Christine...thanks for sharing!

    Carole x

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  2. Christine... Just sooo cute !!! Thanks for
    Sharing your talent with others :-)

    Prim Hugz...
    Trish-Ladybug

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  3. So adorable!! Thank you for sharing this with us Christine.

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  4. Hi Christine.. I love the scarecrow... So easy to do.. Perhaps I will get some made for next week..
    Thanks for sharing...
    Have a lovely weekend...

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  5. He's so cute Christine! Thanks for the freebie! Love his burlap hat. I'll have to give him a try.

    Have a great wkend!

    Tanya

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  6. Thanks for taking the time to share your lovely makedo with us:)

    Have a great weekend,
    Shazy x

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  7. Hi Christine-
    Your scarecrow is so cute! Thank you for sharing him with us!!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday surprise you sent to me in the mail! I can't even tell you how much that meant to me. Your card was so sweet and the stitchery is just precious! I can't wait to find the perfect frame for it and it will always be very special.

    Thank you for your special friendship!!
    Kim :0)

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  8. Midge hasn't been over the bridge all week. Or been into blogging. Pleased to find your cotton reels came in handy :-) I thought you sounded really nuts :-) You wouldn't say what you wanted them for ha ha.... Good one :-) x x x

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  9. Oh Christine, what a cute idea! You made it look so simple, thanks for sharing. He's adorable!

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