Before we start, gather up the following:
- Scratch paper
- Felt (any color, depending on your design)
- Basic sewing materials (needle, thread, scissors, threader)
- Bright colored crayon
Step 1: Planning and cutting out the design
When cutting out the other colors for the details of the design, it would be best to still create a slightly larger space of each to serve as a base for the next layer. For example, instead of cutting out the beige part of the face exactly where it is on the design, we can cut out a piece that follows the shape of the hair, so that we can just overlap the white felt for the hair instead of complicating the stitches.
To make things easier, you can also cut up your paper pattern so that you can follow your pattern on the cloth almost exact as your initial drawing. Trace all the pieces, and begin cutting out the design.