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Astronaut with space rocket By Paloma Rocha With instructions to and follow life size easy
Astronaut
with space rocket
By Paloma Rocha
With
instructions
to and follow
life
size easy
Patterns.

Please, read all of the instructions before starting your

project.

. Finished size: 10”.

. Difficulty level: Easy/intermediate. Runtime: 3 hours.

Tools

Difficulty level: Easy/intermediate. Runtime: 3 hours. Tools . Embroidery needle. . Pencil or felt marker. .
. Embroidery needle. . Pencil or felt marker. . Scissors. . Chopstick or pointy tool.
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Embroidery needle.
.
Pencil or felt marker.
.
Scissors.
.
Chopstick or pointy tool.
.
Embroidery scissors.
Materials
. White (10”x 9”). . Peach felt (3” x 3”). . Dark gray felt (5”
. White (10”x 9”).
. Peach felt (3” x 3”).
. Dark gray felt (5” x 8”).
. Red felt (6” x 4”).
. Scraps of brown felt and gray.
. Stuffing.
. Safety eyes (8mm).
. Embroidery floss.
. Pipe cleaners.

How to embroider in felt

Embroidery floss. . Pipe cleaners. How to embroider in felt T o embroider the designs, first

To embroider the designs, first trace the embroidery template on the thin tracing paper or a tissue paper and pin this paper on the felt shape, as shown. Using large needle and embroidery floss, sew along the pencil lines. Then, carefully, tear away the paper to remove it, using a pin to remove any little pieces of paper.

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Felt

Felt can basically be divided into two types: wool felt or washable felt. Wool felt is recommended for these ornaments. These quality materials help dolls look their very best.

Cutting out shapes

Print the pages 10 and 11 of this pdf, and cut out templates using scissors. Trace tem- plates onto felt using a felt marker or pencil and cut out on the line. Cut carefully so edges are vertical, not slanted.

Cutting tiny shapes

Remove paper pattern Paper pattern Felt Cut
Remove paper
pattern
Paper pattern
Felt
Cut

Cut out the paper pattern roughly and attach it onto felt. Roughly cut out the felt around the pattern, which will be easier to maneuver and cut to final shape without removing paper.

Sewing and embroidery

This doll is embroidered and stitched together with embroidery floss. In case you´re not familiar with one of the stitches, you can practice the stitches a few times on a felt scraps before working on a doll. None of the stitches are difficult, but can take some practice to get perfect. Always keep your stitches and the space between them the same length. Be consistent with your sewing tension. Or, if you want to keep embroidery to a minimum, you can sometimes glue on certain elements, instead of embroidering them. You can experiment and use your imagination to customize the project.

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1. Applique stitch 2. Overcast stitch 3. Straight stitch 4. Satin stitch 2 in 1out
1. Applique stitch
2. Overcast stitch
3. Straight stitch
4. Satin stitch
2 in
1out
Keep thread
at right angle
5. Lazy daisy
6. Split stitch
7. Back stitch
1out
Working
1out
direction
2 in
3 out
2 in
Carry needle 1 stitch
beyond previous stitch
8. French knot
9. Ladder stitch
10. Running stitch
Encircle
twice

1. Appliqué Stitch: Stitching a felt piece onto a felt surface. Place the appliqué on the background felt.

Make tiny stitches perpendicular to the edge of the appliqué.

2. Overcast Stitch: Simple stitch over the edge of the felt. Also called whip-stitch, is used to attach two

pieces of felt. This isn´t a decorative stitch, so always use floss that matches the color of the felt and make the stitches small and neat. 3. Straight Stitch: Use a simple straight stitch to create a motif.

4. Satin Stitch: The satin stitch is composed of parallel rows of straight stitch and is often used to fill in

an area with floss. The make very nice eyes and noses on softies.

5. Lazy daisy: Make a small loop and then anchor it with a single stitch at top for the decorative stitch

that resembles a flower petal.

6. Split stitch: Each stitch always emerge from the center of the previous stitch, to split the floss in half.

7. Back Stitch: This simple stitch creates a solid line so it´s great for outlining shapes or creating text.

A backstitch gets its name because you create it moving the needle a stitch backward before moving it forward to create the next stitch.

8. French Knots: The French knot produces a rounded knot that can be used to create a series of

decorative dots. To make it, bring the needle up at the point at which you want to make your French knot, hold the thread and wrap it around the needle twice, as shown. Bring the needle back to the starting point and put the point back through the fabric very near where it emerged (be careful not use the same exact hole) . Pull the needle to the back of the felt and pull taut. To make a bigger knot, wrap more twists of

thread around the needle and/or use more strands of floss in your needle.

9. Ladder stitch: The ladder stitch is used to attach separate parts such as a doll’s head. It’s called the

ladder stitch because the stitches look like a ladder until you pull the stitches tight to close the seam. Pull every four or five stitches as you stitch. When the thread is tightened, the stitches should be virtually

invisible. 10. Running Stitch: The running stitch is simple to make. Make this stitch by weaving the needle through the felt at evenly spaced intervals. Just be careful to keep the length of your stitches and the space between them same length.

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How to make:

Running stitch 2 3 1 Appliqué stitch 5 6 4 Back Overcat stitch Straight stitch
Running
stitch
2
3
1
Appliqué
stitch
5
6
4
Back
Overcat
stitch
Straight
stitch
stitch
Insert
eye
Eye
8
hole
7
Appliqué
stitch
Stuff
Back stitch
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Pipe
cleaners
Fold
the Paint
in half
cheeks
Fold
Overcast
in half
stitch
Fold
in half
Pipe cleaner
Fold
in half
Overcast
stitch
Appliqué
stitch

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Appliqué stitch Stuff Appliqué stitch Overcast stitch Straight stitch 10 11 Ladder Doll front Doll
Appliqué
stitch
Stuff
Appliqué
stitch
Overcast
stitch
Straight
stitch
10
11
Ladder
Doll front
Doll front
stitch
French
knot
Doll back
Doll back
Doll back
Ladder
Ladder
Couture
Doll front
Doll front
stitch
stitch
Doll back
Doll back
Doll front
Doll front
Fold
in
half
Overcast
Stuff
stitch
Long
Blanket
Overcast
staight
stitch
stitch
stitch
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13 Stuff Overcast stitch Sew Overcast stitch 14 16 Appliqué stitch 15 Overcast stitch 18
13
Stuff
Overcast
stitch
Sew
Overcast
stitch
14
16
Appliqué
stitch
15
Overcast
stitch
18
17
Stuff
Overcast
stitch

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1. Cut the felt shapes.

2. Carefully position the hair at the top of the face piece. Adjust the hair so that it´s centered

correctly and pin in place. Sew the hairline onto the face using tiny running stitch.

3. Referring to the illustration, place the astronaut helmet front onto the face as shown.

Attach the helmet to the face with running stitches worked with two strands of matching floss. Keep the stitches small so you´ll barely see them when you´re finished.

4. Carefully, make two tiny holes with the tip of a very sharp pair of embroidery scissors.

Insert safety eyes and connectors at back. Carefully, position the helmet shape on the

helmet front, lining up the edges carefully. Thread an embroidery needle with two strands of matching floss and appliqué stitch the helmet ornament in place

5. Make doll´s eyebrows by sewing a tiny straight stitch for each eye and placing at a slight

angle. Re-thread the needle with pink floss and embroider a small, curved mouth with a

few backstitches and a the nose using a straight stitch. Embroider a star on the helmet (of four overlapping straight stitches).

6. Align the two head shapes together, so the horns are sandwiched in the middle, and

thread an embroidery needle with two strands of white embroidery floss. Stitch the head shapes together using overcast stitch, leaving a gap open.

7. Fill it firmly with toy stuffing. When you think you’ve put enough stuff in the head, add

a bit more and stitch it closed.

8. Sew the gray helmet pieces on the head sides. Add a bit of color to it cheeks using

an artist pastel or powder blush. Rub the pastel on a piece of paper and then apply the

resulting powder with a soft brush.

9. Embroider three lines using straight stitches into de arm pieces, using the picture as a

guide. Sew the knees on the legs with appliqué stitches. Fold the arms and legs shapes in

half. Thread an embroidery needle with two strands of matching floss and overcast stitch around the edges using small stitches, leaving the top open. Make the same with the two arms and the two legs. Use pliers or an old scissors to cut 1 or 2 pipe cleaners: two 4” and one or two 3” long. Fold the long pipe cleaners in half. Using the picture as a guide, push the limbs onto the pipe cleaners.

10. Carefully, position the gray shape on the body front, as shown. Thread an embroidery

needle with two strands of matching floss and appliqué stitch the gray piece onto the body. Embroider the details using the picture as a guide. Position the breast shapes on the pant shapes, as pictured and pin them in place. I have included a template of the complete body (see page 11). You can use this template as a guide to get the positioning of the breast and pants right. Sew the breast and the pants together using appliqué stitch and two strands of white floss. Pin or glue the legs and the arms in place on the wrong side of the body back. Align the two body shapes together, so the arms and legs are sandwiched in the middle, and thread an embroidery needle with two strands of embroidery floss. Stitch the pieces together around the edges of the body using overcast stitch, sewing through all four layers of felt in the arms and legs areas, leaving a gap open. Pad firmly with toy stuffing, using a toothpick to distribute it evenly, then sew shut.

11. Position the head so that it overlaps the body. Using an long embroidery needle and

two strands of floss, attach them together using a ladder stitch through the head and the neck and going round and round till the head is secure. If the head seems wobbly, go back around one more time with the ladder stitch.

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12. Embroider a line of backstitches, as shown. Fold the boots shapes in half. Thread an embroidery needle with two strands of white floss and overcast stitch around the edges us- ing small stitches, leaving the top and the bottom open. Stitch the sole around the bottom. Add a bit of stuffing. 13.Put the shoes on the feet and sew them in place. Sew the backpack using the picture as a guide.

Rocket

14. . Cut the felt shapes.

15. Using the picture as a guide, arrange all the red felt pieces on the gray shapes, lining

up the edges carefully. Using the matching sewing thread and needle, appliqué stitch the bottom edge. Keep the stitches small so you will barely see them when you are finished.

Position the hatch on the hatch frame and sew them together using appliqué stitch.

Carefully, arrange the hatch piece on the wall, as pictured and sew it in position with matching sewing thread, sewing around the edges with appliqué stitches.

16. Place two rocket pieces together , so the feet are sandwiched in the middle and begin

stitch at the top point all the way to the bottom point. Open this section.

17. Add the next piece, again matching the top points and, then, stitching top to bottom.

Fill it firmly using toy stuffing.

18. Sew the bottom, as shown.

the top points and, then, stitching top to bottom. Fill it firmly using toy stuffing. 18.

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Helm front

(cut 1)

White

Helm back

Face (cut 1) Peach

Hair (cut 1) Brown

Helm shape

(cut 1)

(cut 1)

White

White

Helm sides

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(cut 2)

Light gray

Arms (cut 2) White Sole Breast Bodyv (cut 2) (cut 2) Gray (cut 2) Gray
Arms (cut 2)
White
Sole
Breast
Bodyv
(cut 2)
(cut 2)
Gray
(cut 2)
Gray
Legs (cut 2)
Gray
White
Backpack
(cut 2)
Breast
Gray
Pants (cut 2)
Gray
(cut 2)
Gray
Use this template as a guide to get the positioning of the shirt and pants
Use this template as a guide
to get the positioning of the
shirt and pants just right.
Body
template

Knee (cut 2) Light gray

Rocket Hatch frame (cut 1) Red Bottom (cut 1) Dark gray (cut 3) (cut 3)
Rocket
Hatch frame
(cut 1)
Red
Bottom
(cut 1)
Dark gray
(cut 3)
(cut 3)
Red
Dark gray
(cut 3)
Hatch
Red
(cut 1)
White
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Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended

Designed by:

Noia Land

©2017 Paloma Rocha.

Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for

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Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
Designed by: Noia Land ©2017 Paloma Rocha. www.noialand.com ©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for
©2017 Paloma Rocha. This pattern is intended for personal use only and not for commercial
©2017 Paloma Rocha.
This pattern is intended for personal use only
and not for commercial resale. Photocopying,
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