Friday, February 8, 2013

Robot Valentine ‘Envelope’ Tutorial


Supplies Needed:
Felt - Red, Black, Gray, White {or whatever colors you want}

Ready to begin!

To start, cut a piece of felt for the ‘envelope,’ roughly 10” x 18”  {finished size will be about 10” x 7.5”}
Creating the ‘eyes’ for the robot:  Cut two large {black} and two small {white} circles out of felt.  As a template, I used two different sized spools of thread.  Then cut two small hearts {red felt} for the center of the eye.

* Optional: Adding a name.  I wanted to customize the envelope so I used my embroidery machine to add his name.  You could also cut out felt letters to spell the name, or cut one letter for the first initial.  

Creating the ‘ears’ for the robot:  I cut out Frankenstein-ish bolts for the ‘ears.’  I cut one piece {black felt} then laid it on top of a piece of gray felt, then, to make sure it would be the right size, cut around the black felt leaving the desired space. 

Sewing:  I first folded the large felt rectangle into the shape I wanted the ‘envelope’ to be.  I marked where I wanted the eyes and name to go, then I unfolded the ‘envelope’ so I could I then pin and sew on the eyes and the name. 

Once those were sewn on, I re-folded the ‘envelope’ and marked where the ‘ears’ needed to go.   I sewed them onto one layer of felt.  Next, I folded the ‘envelope’ around the ‘ears’ {so the ‘ear’ is in between the two layers of the felt when finished}.  I then sewed the ‘envelope’ and folded down the top ‘flap.’

And, Done!
Wasn't that easy?!

Your robot is ready to be stuffed with goodies and love notes for the little man {or lady} in your life! 

Robot Valentine Envelope

Now it is time to think of all the fun things you can put into the envelope for the little 'robot' in your life!   What will you put in your robot?  

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