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Monday, December 15, 2014
I wanted to make Panda a wintry penguin themed sensory tray for this week, but I needed Penguins. I couldn't find a pattern I liked on Pinterest. It was about 3am and I could not sleep, so I made this pattern and am sharing it with you. Need a quick last minute stocking stuffer idea? This would work well ; )
Copy this onto your computer and enlarge it to be as big (or small) as you like. I thought it might be fun to later make some larger penguins out of fleece. They would also be adorable with little red scarves. If you make a larger penguin, you might want to double up the wings to make them thicker and more sturdy.
For these penguins I used felt. They stand approximately 2 1/2 inches tall.
Sew the wings on first. I used a pattern piece so you could see wing placement in this picture. They are sewn just at the top hump so the wings can stick out a bit, but they might be cute completely sewn down as well.
Sew from the tip of the beak, around the back of the head and down to the bottom. I used a whip stitch and black thread. Leave the front open.
Next sew in the chest piece. I used white thread, and the whip stitch again, but a blanket stitch might look nicer on this part. This is a good time to stuff the penguin. I used wool and weighted it down with some beads so it would stand nicely. Rice, gravel, plastic pellets, washers, also work.. you get the idea.
Sew the bottom piece and feet on.
And you are done! Wasn't that fast? I made a small army of penguins in one hour.
Enjoy, and Shine on!