This year I know a couple of soccer (football) mad fans so for their birthday this year I wanted to make them something special.
These pair are based on the Superhero pattern by Dolls and Daydreams I’ve just adapted it to be soccer players. This first little guy is a Tottenham Hotspur player. To be honest I had to Google what the uniform looked like. He has navy shorts, a white jersey which I had embroidered navy stripes on and of course soccer boots on.
On the back I hand embroidered Spurs just in case there was any doubts of who he was.
This second little guy is Western Sydney Wanderers player. I know what this uniform looks like. For his jersey I couldn’t find any black and red stripe fabric in my stash so I made my own. I cut strips about 1″ wide and pieced them together. It was pretty quick to do and it overcame the problem. He has black shorts and his black boots. He didn’t need any embroidery on his uniform as he is pretty distinctive.
He is a little unique as if you look closely he has a feint 5 O’clock shadow. Some of the black felt hair and threads from the black strip has shown through the face fabric giving the appearance of a facial hair. I could claim this to be intent but it is pure accident.
I love these guys. I wanted to make a toy that suited each child and I have. I did buy the felt for the hair but all the other fabric came from my stash. Toys are a great way to use up fabric from your scrap stash as often you only need small amounts of fabric for their pieces. The Dolls and Daydream pattern was a great base to work from. You could use this pattern to make a toy for any child or adult just by adapting the fabrics. I hope the boys like them.