The sewing machine has made it's second item in as many weeks after sitting in its box, untouched and unloved for 2 years. Now I am finding that it's a lot of fun, or maybe I've just been making some fun projects.
This weekend I was making a Chewbacca softie. My friend is a huge Star Wars fan and she has a baby on the way so when I saw this pattern over at Draw Pilgrim I couldn't resist. I had to get my friend Laurence to order it for me as I was in the midst of a PayPal incident and couldn't use it - thanks Laurence!
I ordered the brown needlecord from PlushAddict here in the UK, but it is Robert Kaufman cotton corduroy. I couldn't fault PlushAddict. It was the first time I had ever used them, the fabric was ordered at 2pm on Thursday and arrived on Friday morning. I think I may have to order some more camel coloured needlecord.
Here's the first incarnation of Chewie awaiting his stuffing. I used felt to make the facial features as I wanted it to be very safe for a baby. But the first incarnation had some arm issues (i.e. I had failed to sew enough of a seam) so I decided that I needed to make a second Chewie for the baby.
Here's No. 1 finished and No. 2 underway.
No. 1 on his own.
No. 2 finished with his ammunition belt in place. I made the belt using felt (the pattern suggests black ribbon with silver tape stuck on, but I didn't have any ribbon or silver tape) and stitched on small squares of grey felt.
I think it is just as well that I had enough fabric to make 2 as I think I might find it quite hard to give Chewie away.