this really is such a simple tutorial, then I promise, less robots.
I used robert kauffman essex linen in linen
They are made using my robots pattern, available here
Firstly I enlarged these by photocopying the pattern at 110% but that's not necessary if you would like smaller robots
Next I stitched up the robots using the same colours as the pattern but switching them around a little. I also added three little eyelashes to each of the girl's eyes. And I appliqued the patch rather than stitching a panel on her chest.
Next I cut a rectangle around the robots about 2cm away from my stitching.
If you have enlarged the pattern it will be roughly 18cm x 9cm for the girl and 16.5cm x 9cm for the boy.
If you haven't enlarged the pattern then it will be about 16.5cm x 8cm for the girl and about 16cm x 9.5cm for the boy.
Make sure your robots are central. Of course you could trace your robots into rectangles before stitching, rather than working backwards like me!
I cut backing fabric to the same sizes from these beautiful organic cottons from celtic fusion fabrics. The red is a carolyn gavin fabric and the gold is by cloud 9.
I popped the backing and the embroidered piece right sides together and machined around the edges (using the edge of the foot as a guide) and left about an inch gap at the base for turning the right way around and stuffing. Then I clipped the corners as you can see on the boy to make the corners easier to turn out.
Turned the right way around, pressed and ready for stuffing
Now just stuff with toy stuffing. I use small amounts at a time (partly because the gap is only an inch) because it's easier to mold once finished. I stuffed them quite firmly, making sure there was enough stuffing in the bottom corners.
finally I slip stitched the gap closed
a cute little gift for a child with an enjoyable couple of hours of embroidery :)
If you don't find embroidery enjoyable (??!!) I have some that I have hand stitched available in my shop to buy
I will be doing kits for these in the next couple of weeks too (so there will be at least one more robot post!)
Hope you have a happy stitchy weekend