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Sunday, July 26, 2020
Tiny Ted #90
Have been using my embroidery machine to do some more charity stuff. These tiny teds are intended for the local visiting nurses group at a metro hospital. As mentioned before probably, they like to bring a little gift to the new mothers and babies.
This is a free design obtainable from https://www.kreativekiwiembroidery.co.nz/
The owner doesn't specify that your teds be for charity, but it would be nice if you made some for your local hospital. I use the 5 x 7 hoop. They go pretty fast and use up those little scraps of fabric you can't bear to toss. I've made every color combo imaginable and most have an applique nose. Goes faster if you don't do the applique, but it does add to the design. I bought my polyester fiber fill (32 oz.) from Amazon for $10 and it has lasted through 5 throw pillows and most of my teds with lots to spare. Ted's finished dimensions are 4.5" from tips of hands and 5.5" tall. Good size for a baby's little hands.
I always wash my fabric first with laundry detergent that has no perfume, because you know he'll inevitably end up in a baby's mouth. Still, it's an incredibly easy and fast pattern.
PS, I did clip corners, but maybe I could have done more on this one. O well, is still cute.