It was Dress Like a Tiger day at school. And in true mom with a sewing machine fashion I felt the need to make something up for my kids. The good news, Friends Stitched Together anticipated my need and published an awesome tutorial and template right before I needed to do this! And this mom has learned her lesson about reinventing the wheel at 10:00 pm on Sunday night.
First off to Jo-anns, where I remembered that was a place you never go two days before Halloween. Seriously I should block it off on my calendar. The people who work the cutting counter at my Joanns should all get extra pieces of chocolate or something after shifts like this. They answer kind of painful questions for what I imagine are hours, and really they do a nice job. I know this can be a mixed bag for people, but I’m lucky to have a pretty knowledgeable cutting table.
I wanted my tigers to have a well loved kind of frayed and sketchy look. I did use felt for the white muzzle, but all my other pieces are cotton. I ran over the edges a couple of times with a bit of a sketchy stitch.
I was not as careful with my tigers as Amy. I only broke the embroidery floss out for the french knot eyes, and to add sequins to M’s tiger’s bow.
I cut the bow out of a little scrap just eyeballing it.
The template was easy to print and use. I put my tigers on as a flat detail, but the actual tutorial walks you through how to turn these adorable tigers into pockets. I think she gives a great run down getting a really finished detail. And seriously you need to check out how adorable her little guy is in his Jungle day outfit.
These pictures are after the first wash, I’ll need to to do a little securing. It was late and I will admit I didn’t pull through and knot all my ends. I used my go to Raglan pattern from Stitchwerx for the shirt.
I love how they turned out, and the kids had a great time showing them off. I got one picture of them both looking at me and no one looking like they were standing on hot coals. Anyone else have an impossible time getting more than one offspring to look happy in pictures?
Pattern: Raglan from Stitchwerx
Tiger Template: Friends Stitched Together
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