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Little Dumpling Friend

Here's a step-by-step guide on making your own little dumpling. The only stitch you need to know is running stitch (check out my Stitch Guide for more info).


Materials:

- White fabric (8"x8")

- Scraps of black, pink, and red fabric

- Stuffing

- Thread


Step 1: Cut an 8"x8" circle


Step 2: Do a running stitch all the way around the circle, about 1/4" from the edge.


Step 3: Pull to cinch the fabric.


Step 4: Stuff until full, but not bursting


Step 5: Pull thread to close up the hole. Zig zag across a few times to tighten. Tie and cut.


Step 6: Cut two small circles from black fabric for eyes. Cut two small pill shapes from pink for cheeks. Cut u-shape from red for mouth.


Step 7: Add the face!

Easy method - Use fabric glue to stick all the pieces on

Advanced method - Whipstitch around each piece. Chain stitch mouth.



Happy sewing! Check back soon for a downloadable version of this pattern!

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