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.
Step 2: Sewing
Begin sewing the perimeter of the whole design to set it onto your base piece. Remember to use to same color thread as the felt that is around the perimeter so that it would blend in. The base piece would act as your outline, so there is no need for black thread yet.
If your design needs finer lines, you could sew them on. To do so, it would be best to use two strands of thread, and knot them together. This way, your thread would be thick enough to show the details on the design. You could use this method to also sew on other outlines needed through out the process.