Sewing A Cute Gingerbread Dog: For Those Who Love Handmade Symbolic Gifts
Sewing gingerbread toys has become my Christmas tradition. Today I want to share with you a recipie of manufacturing a cute symbol of the New Year 2018 — a sweet puppy.
Prepare all necessary materials:
- white cloth
- polyester batting
- acrylic paint, white and brown
- oil paint, brown
- white fabric contour
- liquid pearls, white
- thin brush
- Nescafe + cinnamon + vanilla
- PVA glue
Transfer the pattern to paper and cut out:
Fold the cloth in two. Transfer the pattern:
Stitch on the sewing machine, leave the marked line unsewn:
Cut out the stitched blank making allowances about 3 mm.
Make cuts where marked:
Turn the toy outside in:
Stuff with batting:
Then sew up the hole with a concealed stitch:
It's time to paint! Make a mixture in a 300 ml cup:
- 2 tablespoons of coffee
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- a pinch of vanilla (vanilla sugar)
- boiling water, about 150 ml
In a separate bowl, mix
- 2 tablespoons of PVA glue
- 2 tablespoons of cold water
Get a milk-like liquid. Gently pour it in the coffee mixture. This is the mixture for painting.
Before you start painting the toy, you can turn on the oven at 130 C. Before applying the coffee mixture, press the brush at the edge of the cup. The toy is painted with light strokes. I have a wide brush for that. That's made quickly.
The toy are better dried when hanged. I tie a thread and pass a paper clip through it to hang in the oven. The oven door needn't be closed tightly. Drying takes approximately 7 minutes.
After that you can paint the dog again if you want a darker colour.
Aplying a pattern
Then tone it with brown oil paint.
Add white contour:
Some more details and clear brown contour:
Go on decorating with your own or my pattern:
The final step. Make a loop.
Here is a company of friends I've made. Wish you to have a nice time preparing for the holidays! :)
I will answer all your questions.
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