As the title says… yesterday I made my first felt plushie!
Plushie’s are something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to make but never felt I could. I’ve always hated sewing, and sewing has always hated me. I’ve tried a few times but have given up fairly quickly due to the impossibility of it all.
However, recently I’ve been addicted to scrolling through Plushies on Google, Instagram, Pinterest, and pretty much all kinds of social media seeing what incredible crafters have made. It seems so hard with all the different shapes and pieces that need to be sewn together to make them 3D. I always have a tendency to jump too far ahead of myself. This time I started off with the basics, buying some felt, thread and a little sewing needle.
I’m pretty proud of this being a first attempt…
I love it! I originally tried to get the sewing machine to work because, like I said, I hate sewing. Nevertheless I’m clearly not good at setting up machinery either. I managed to get it working for five seconds and then it just stopped. So I had to hand stitch, and I think it went quite well! I made sure to use lots of small stitches close together and it seemed to work. As a beginner to sewing and felt plushies, this is a very basic design, but already I’m feeling so inspired to make more and develop on this design.
This little creature has given me a lot to think about. Surprisingly this has made my idea of what I want to do in the future seem a lot clearer too. I love crafts and creating things. I want to make a difference, and I have so many ideas on how to make a difference with my creations. I still have a lot to improve upon. As you’ve seen by my recent creations I’m still having trouble with embroidery and getting my thoughts down onto yarn, and now onto felt. There’s so many designs in my head and now I’m finding a new medium to try new ideas and see what works best.
Downside is my wrists are killing me! This surely isn’t good. Crochet and needle work isn’t good for the wrists and fingers, especially with repeated use. Maybe I should be focusing on one at a time, but with the amount of ideas in my head it is so frustrating not being able to have the time to make them. I have a whiteboard full of crochet ideas, the last time I checked there were about thirty future projects I need to make! Some I have absolutely no idea how to make them. As an inpatient girl in her mid-twenties it’s so annoying when you feel like time is running out to make something of yourself.
Calm down… It will be okay. One step at a time, right? So back to being happy and proud of my first plushie attempt. May there be more in the future, and with more of a message to send across 🙂