|Love Bug (TUTORIAL) from firstname.lastname@example.org|
And yes, they have a pocket as well.
I added some sparkly detail such as multiple little eyes, the jagged teeth,
the heart on the pocket and the heart on the back.
Here is the PATTERN I used.
No. 1) Cut out all your pieces. I used cotton fabric for the front and back body parts, red ball trim for the legs, red and white rick-rack ribbon for the teeth and then pre-cut sparkly hearts bought from the dollar store for the eyes and the heart decor. I also used red thread for all the sewing. I thought the red thread exposed against the fabric for the eyes gave it a more pestilential effect.
No.2) I sewed my eyes down - including the bottom and middle eye -middle eye not shown in the picture, sorry. I also sewed the bottom and top hearts down. (I also included a length of white ribbon folded over as kind of a tail on some of the bugs so that they could be hung. This can be seen in the picture above.)
No.3) I also sewed down the red ball trim - the trim needs to face inward shown in picture 2 so that when you sew it to the back and flip it through, it will be on the outside of the body. I had to change my sewing foot and use a zipper foot so the trim would fit underneath. I am not a seamstress by any means, but this was actually really easy.
No. 4) I then hemmed the top of the pocket and sewed the pocket heart to the pocket. After those 2 steps, I sewed the pocket to the back. I then sewed the front of the bug to the back of the bug leaving a gap-on one side of the legs- so I could pull it through, add some batting and then hand-sewed it shut.
No. 5) I then layered a red and white piece of rick-rack ribbon (I choose that 'cause I thought it looked like teeth) and hand-sewed down.
No. 6) I also hand-sewed the eyes down reinforcing them to ensure they would not come off.
And there he is ... a creepy little Love Bug!
Imagine seeing this little guy up in the cobwebs!