A couple of my officemates (who happen to be a couple) just had a daughter and I have been thinking about giving them a little gift. Last night, I finally figured out what to give them. Do any of you remember the big stuffed â€œEâ€ in the set of the TV show, FRIENDS? It stood for Emma, Ross and Rachelâ€™s daughter. I always found it very cute and I thought Iâ€™d make my own version for my officematesâ€™ daughter, Rhianne Louise. Such a pretty name.
Trace or draw your letter. The size is entirely up to you but you would want a stuffed letter that you can hang nicely on a wall. Make sure that the pieces are opposites. You donâ€™t want your pen marks to be visible.
Take the front part and start to embellish. Go crazy! Or not. Wonderful embellishment ideas are beads, sequins, pretty lace, and small toys. You may also use a particular theme or design the letter according to the babyâ€™s gender.
Attach the handle to the back letter. You can use ribbon or string.
Now weâ€™re ready to stitch â€˜em letter parts together. We will do this using blanket stitch. I know that the one I made for Rhiane wasnâ€™t fastened using blanket stitch. In fact, I donâ€™t know what kind of stitch I used for that one.
Start with one end of your letter and blanket stitch by section (around 4 inches per section).
Stuff this section with fiberfill. Once the section is perfectly plump, pin the parts together to keep the fiberfill in place.
Continue stitching and filling another section (both edges of the letter). Work your way around your letter until you reach the end.
Donâ€™t forget to leave allowance for your final fiberfill-filling. Lock it with more blanket stitch and youâ€™re done!