This is my first birthday gift given for 2015
Yet another Melly & Me design this time from the book Sewn Toy Tales. Harry the Monster is the pattern name but I just call him Monster. Once again I didn’t make him the same as the book. I did a few less spots on him than the pattern has and his eyebrows are some pompom trimming I found in my stash which I really like. The felt is from a bag of scraps a friend sent me after a couple of Christmas’s ago and I’m still using them. I enjoyed sourcing all the little embellishments from my stash.
I did have a slight issue when making him. The fabric isn’t your normal quilting weight cotton. Its more lighter and the weave isn’t as dense. I was doing a narrow triple stitch and the machine just kept eating the fabric. At one stage I had to cut him off the base of my machine as he was all tangled in the throat plate. In the end I went with a regular straight stitch and had to make the seam wide to stitch past the area that was mangled. I’d done all the work with the embroidery that I wasn’t going to let him be ruined without a fight. In the end I saved him. I’ve never stitched with this finer fabric but when I found it in my stash I liked the texture and thought it would be different, the pattern in the book uses a wool fabric but I only had pink wool fabric so went with what I could find.