Friday, 17 September 2010
Free Scarecrow Makedo For you - So simple!
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
*old cotton reel/spool
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,