Fostering Creativity

CraftingCon: Swoodson Says

CCBanner (1)   It’s Star Wars month! If you haven’t yet, check out the competition post from Kelly. We are excited to welcome Stephanie from Swoodson Says as our guest today. She has a cute little inspiration post for you. ————————————————————————————————————————————————— If you saw my dress-up Ewok hood DIY for the Craftingcon blog tour, you won’t be shocked to see me sharing another furry creation! I just can’t get enough ewoks! I really enjoy the Star Wars movies but so many of the characters and themes have weapons and at this point I’m not keen on my toddler wearing anything violent-ish. Ewoks evoke that sci-fi love when strangers walk by and he still looks like a little boy, with a fuzzy creature on his pocket! I want to preface this project by saying that everyone should be conscious of using buttons and 3-d applique with little ones; I probably wouldn’t let my son take a nap in this top for fear he’d rip the ears or eyes off. Please consider safety hazards and sew at your own risk! This time my project is a little more wear-able – a simple furry ewok applique. I added this to a store-bought t-shirt without too much fuss – I simply seam ripped the pocket’s bottom and 7/8 of each side, leaving the stitching intact at the very top. Being able to flip the bottom of the pocket out to sew on it made the process easier and then once the ewok face was intact, I stitched the pocket back on! My initial plan was to provide a pattern piece download, but honestly long-pile faux fur is so funky to work with; all the pieces I tested out looked different each time I cut them. So, I would be thrilled if my project inspired someone and I promise it’s an easy one to just wing it. I machine stitched the ears in since I figured they were most susceptible to tugging, and hand-stitched the rest with chunky embroidery thread to mimic the actual Ewok hoods. A knit scrap took care of the hood and faux fur scraps created the face and ears. I sewed two little buttons on for eyes and a tiny fleece scrap for the nose. It took a little while to ewok-scape the fur how I liked; I imagine I looked ridiculous hunched over the trash can giving the applique a haircut! I hope Craftingcon sparks a little geek crafting for you – thanks for having me Mae&K! ————————————————————————————————————————————————— Seriously cute pocket “protector” right? And I love the Ewok hood tutorial she did for the blog tour! Don’t forget about the linky, and be sure to enter our giveaway!

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2 Responses to “CraftingCon: Swoodson Says”

  1. Amy says:

    Love the little Ewok pocket! I think John needs this on a messenger bag 🙂

  2. The little ewok is cute!

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