This contributor post is written by Susi of Lilla Luise
This is Susi from Lilla Luise again! Finally Summer is here!!! For us this means we are going to spend a lot of time outside. We love to go exploring, doing nature walks and generally being outside. A lot of the time we will bring a picnic to just sit outside and enjoy life with yummy treats. Sometimes we will take a big picnic blanket but occasionally it is a lot more handy to just bring some simple sit upons instead of a huge blanket. If you happen to not have sit upons in your life yet here is a simple tutorial to make one…or many 🙂
We will need:
fabric – scraps are great as long as they are big enough to cut out 2 circles and the ears
felt for the eyes and nose
Print out your templates:
From fabric cut out 2 circles using your template. One circle will be the front of the bear, the other one will be the back. Cut one circle of iron-on interfacing.
Take the circle that you want to be the front/face of the bear and iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Once this is done cut out 2 eyes and one nose from felt. Position them onto the face circle (with the iron-on interfacing) and secure with a a few pins. Carefully stitch around the felt pieces. This can be done either by sewing machine or by hand – whatever you are more comfortable with!
To make the ears cut out 4 ear pieces from fabric using the template. To make one ear take 2 ear pieces and put them on top of each other, right sides together. Stitch along the edge, leaving the bottom open. Clip the curves, turn right side out and press.
Fold the ears as shown and pin to the bear face. Secure them with a few stitches as close to the edge as possible. Take the bear back circle and position it on top of the face circle, right sides together, wrong sides facing you. Secure with pins. Sew all the way around the circle, leaving an opening big enough to turn the sit upon right side out.
Before you turn it clip the seam allowance every inch or so to make sure it looks all nice and round once turned.
Turn and press. Topstitch all around it – this will also close your opening for turning. Tadaaa – all done!