Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Daddy's Tie Snakes



If you have any of your husband's or brother's or grandpa's ties laying around and they don't get worn...DON"T THROW THEM AWAY!!!
Make these for someone instead.
I took the tie (sorry forgot to take pictures) and cut it about mid-way then layed it out on coordinating fabric, pinned it and used it as a pattern. Cut.
After coordinating piece it's cut, pin both pieces (right sides together), not forgetting to stick in a pre cut tongue, facing in. This is where it was a little tricky... I sewed all the way around but left a 3 inch opening about 4 inches away from the end of the tail and another one half way between the head and the middle of the body. It is really Hard to pull that tail right side out, but if you take your time it is possible. A large chopstick helps. Once the snake is turned right side out you should still have 2 openings. Blanket stitch the one by the tail closed. Then comes the filling. I used beans and made sure to push the beans all the way down the tail. Don't over fill!! You'll want this snake to be bent and coiled when played with.
Once it is filled to your liking, blanket stitch the 2nd opening shut. For eyes you could have sewn on buttons before sewing the 2 pieces together but I just made it simple and cut out small circles of felt, sewed on a button and then hot glued the felt to the snake after it was put together.
All done! Fun, Easy and a hit for my 4 year old.
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5 comments:

Valerie

What a fabulous idea!! My kids would absolutely love this. I am filing this at thecraftersfilebox.com.

Thanks so much for sharing!

La TempĂȘte

So cute!

Sheri@childmade.com

Very cute! Very creative! Such a great boy craft. Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

Gay Vaughan

I teach preschool and I am going to HAVE to make some of these!! These are precious. Thanks for sharing!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Anonymous

Those look cool!
-Anonymous

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