We sew with our own hands a toy for flowers Ladybug of felt simple technique, original decoration of wildlife
When you see toys on a flower in the room,imitating animals, immediately there is a feeling that you are not in the room. Any small inhabitants of the garden, which we are so used to seeing there, are most suitable for decorating flowers. Most often these are butterflies, ladybugs, bees, ants, May beetles, etc. etc. The attachment of the toy is removable, so if you need to spray or transplant a flower, it is easy to remove. The attachment itself can be made of antennae or legs or attached to a spoke, which is inserted into the ground and disguised as an artificial leaf of grass. What is needed for this as a material: - Red felt; - Black felt; - Soft filler or cotton wool (you can use an unnecessary cloth, but the main thing is that it betrays a uniform filling and does not give a protrusion); - Scissors; - Sewing pins; - A sheet of paper with a compass for the template; - Any black fabric for the feet; - Black thread; - Needle for sewing; - Sewing machine (optional). We do the following in order: 1. Draw three circles of different size on the paper: the largest circle for the back, ¾ the size of the circle from the body for the head, and the smallest for the figure on the back. Cut.2. Attach a pattern of a circle of larger diameter with sewing pins to a red felt. 3. Cut two identical parts. 4. Attach the patterns of the middle and smaller diameter of the circle to the black felt with sewing pins. 5. Cut the average diameter of the two identical parts, and from the smaller - a multiple of two number of circles, but the size of the distribution on the wings of this ladybug - 6 pieces. And also cut out of this felt a strip a couple of centimeters longer than the circle for the body of the insect and about 1 cm wide. This strip will serve as a septum of wings. 6. Attach the sewing pins to a single red circle with a straight strip along its diameter, evenly distributing its length, and on the sides, on the wings attach small black circles, evenly them, placing each other and creating a pattern.7. Attach the sewing machine or in manual black thread with a dense zigzag. Tails of a long strip of black felt are tucked to the inside when sewing.8. Attach the black circle of the middle diameter at the top of the red circle of the back from the front side, and repeat with the abdomen of the insect, that is, attach a black circle to the neck of the red. Stitch in turn a backrest with a half for the head, and then - the belly.9. Two red felt are now applied to each other in the order: the front side of the abdomen to the wrong side of the back.10. Secure the sewing pins with two pieces of black felt for the head.11. Stitch the black felt, connecting the two halves for the head.For the legs, I use a tape, which was first stitched around the edges with a white thread. Attach the sewing pins to the legs, placing some distance of the tape inside the body.12. We use it with red thread, leaving part of the tail not completely sewn.13. Fill with cotton wool through the hole, which is then sewn.