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You can even make them smell like lavender!!
These were created when i saw 'softie' on cut out and keep, my friends birthday was coming up and i asked her her favorite colours and animal, and i made these!! unfortununately i couldnt bear to give the first two i made away, so i made the red one for her, then i decided to make a how to!

Posted by RogueSister from Richmond, England, United Kingdom • Published See RogueSister's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 1
    Step 1

    cut out a simple design for your softie, the simpler the better, I chose a bat :)

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Choose your felt, and draw around the paper pattern onto the chosen material, my paper patteren is a bit scuzzed up because i had used it three times before i made this tutorial :)

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Like this :)
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  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 4
    Step 4

    do it again on to the same piece, or onto a different colour if you want your front and back to be different colours

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, Cut 'em out :)

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you have them both cut out, you may still have some pen on the peices, place the bats back to back with the sides that have pen on together, if they dont quite fit together, just trim the edges a bit.

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Decide which one you want to be your front, and which to be the back. Choose some buttons for the eyes.

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 8
    Step 8

    choose your embroidery thread, It needs to be about 2 and a half times the perimeter of your design, and sew the buttons on. also embroider a mouth. it can be a smile, a shocked mouth, a pout, a cross, whatever really. you dont even have to do one if you'd prefer not to

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Begin simply blanket stitching from the top of the right hand ear, almost all the way around

  • Step 10

    Now, from here onwards, im afraid i got a little carried away and finished the project before realising that i hadnt taken the photos, so they are just cartoons from here onwards...

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew all around leaving just the part between the ears open.

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 12
    Step 12

    OPTIONAL STEP!
    if you would like to fill yours with lavender, i suggest you stuff the wings with cotton wool first cos its really difficult to fill the wings. also roll a peice of cotton wool betwen your hands and line the bottom of your bat with this so that the lavender is more secure.

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 13
    Step 13

    STILL OPTIONAL STEP fill the rest with dried lavender buds, and roll another peice of cotton wool to line the top with.

  • Step 14

    or you can just completely fill it with cotton wool... if you like

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 15
    Step 15

    sew up the top gap, tie a knot and your done!!

  • How to make a bat plushie. Bat Softies!! - Step 16
    Step 16

    now, SHOW IT OFF!!!!

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Bat Ma'am
Bat Ma'am · Seattle, Washington, US · 13 projects
How cuuuuuuute!!!!
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Krafty.Kourtney
Krafty.Kourtney · Blaine, Minnesota, US · 4 projects
HOW ADORABLE
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Krafty.Kourtney
Krafty.Kourtney · Blaine, Minnesota, US · 4 projects
HOW ADORABLE
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
Hi guys, if this helps any of you, be sure to take a look Happy

its a tutorial on how to blanket stitch, it may look long, but im just being thorough!

www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/how_to_blanket_stitch

n_n xx
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
Im making a project on how yo blanket stitch if that will help anyone Happy
Thanks for all the nice comments too n_n
xx
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ChaeEatzZombehGutz
ChaeEatzZombehGutz · 2 projects
EXTREMELY CUTE!!!
but im such an idiot i dont know what the heck is it to blanket stitch..
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
So. Freakin. Cute!
Happy!
<3!
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Haluk
Haluk · 1 project
They look kind of like the clandestine symbol from Fall Out Boy...
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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects
thanks n_n
xx
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Mistress Apathy
Mistress Apathy · Clifton, New Jersey, US · 25 projects
these are so cute i love them
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