Draft Dodgers from Fabric Remnants

For Christmas I made Draft Dodgers for family members. What do you get people who have everything they need? I used wool and polar fleece remnants from JoAnn Fabrics. I made a tube a door width apart (about 36 inches) and sewed a tube, left an end open and turned it back outside-right and stuffed. This is a good way to use up the last thread on a bobbin, or some odd colors (I hate changing bobbin thread for some reason). To add some personality I used some felt remnants from projects with the kids and made little sleeping pets parented by the recipients. This is Mingus, a rescue belonging to my sister in law.

A little hard to see this black cat, but I added some dimension with a ball of red yarn. This is Little Bear. And here’s a close up.

I detailed the black cat with shiny blue thread.

 

For stuffing I used some stuffing, but also old t-shirts, fabric scraps too small to use and old socks.

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