Friday, 26 August 2011

Making a Playmat, a step by step guide, part six: The Boat Square

This is one of the easiest squares to make. Using felt gives yet another texture, and you could use different felt shapes to create any number of pictures.

For this square you will need:

A fabric square prepared in part one.
Two or three piece of coloured felt
Thread, scissors

First cut yourself two tall triangles from the felt, one slightly bigger than the other for the sails. Then from another colour a trapezium shape for the boat part:

felt pieces for boat

Place the pieces on the square, the triangles next to each other, above the trapezium shape (see below) and pin into place.

pinned on felt pieces

Using Zig-zag stitch, sew round the edges of each shape, pulling the threads through to the back and tying them off after.

sewn on boat pieces

And there you have it, the extremely simple boat square. You could add a squeaker under the square to add interest or maybe a ribbon flag.

finished boat square

Next time I'll be going through the rattle square.
Back to part five
On to part seven

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