Design by Jane Chandler Sewing

Sewing
L e i s u r e A r t s L i b r a r y. c o m #800668
Humpty Cupid
Design by
Jane
Chandler
Approx
Finished Size:
5½" tall (seated)
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Inspiration!
Originally published in Leaflet 1290, Holiday Humptys
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SUPPLIES
24 oz box of parakeet gravel
Teaspoon
Sewing machine
Sewing thread
Hand sewing needle
Straight pins
Scissors
Tracing paper
#2 pencil
Polyester fiberfill
Small crochet hook for turning fabric
⅜ yd – 44/45"w white satin for body, legs, gravel bag, and arms
10½" x 8" piece of gold lamé for wings
10½" x 4¼" piece of heavy weight, nonfusible interfacing for wings
INSTRUCTIONS
(Note: For all machine stitching, use a ¼" seam
allowance. Backstitch at beginning and ending of each
stitching line. Trim seam allowances to ⅛"; clip curves
and corners. Use small crochet hook to turn fabric
completely. When stuffing body, legs, and arms, pull off
small amounts of fiberfill and pull fibers apart; stuff
curves and corners first before stuffing remainder of
area.)
7½" x 4" piece of pink satin for heart
7½" x 4" piece of dk pink satin for heart
8" ‑ ¼"w gold braid for halo
2 ‑ ¼" blue buttons for eyes
Brown, red, and pink colored pencils
Fig. 2
1. Trace patterns A‑F (pgs. 3-5) onto tracing paper;
cut out traced patterns.
2. Pin traced patterns to fabric; cut out fabric pieces.
Transfer markings on patterns to wrong side of fabric
pieces.
3. Matching right sides and raw edges, pin and stitch
body pieces together, leaving an opening between
dots. Turn body right side out.
4. Matching right sides and raw edges, pin and stitch
two leg pieces together, leaving top edge open. Turn
leg right side out. Place one teaspoon of parakeet
gravel in leg. Firmly stuff leg up to 2¾" from top edge
with fiberfill.
5. Match seams of leg and stitch
through leg just above fiberfill (Fig. 1).
6. Repeat Steps 4‑5 for remaining leg.
8. Press raw edge of opening on body back ¼" to
wrong side.
9. Firmly stuff top of body up to 2" from bottom edge
with fiberfill.
10. Matching raw edges, pin and stitch gravel bag
pieces together, leaving straight edge open. Turn bag
right side out. Press top edge ¼" to wrong side.
11. Fill gravel bag with parakeet gravel. Whipstitch
opening closed. Insert bag in body with straight edge
of bag toward head. Add fiberfill to body if necessary
to fill in curves. Whipstitch opening closed.
12. Matching right sides and raw edges, pin and stitch
two arm pieces together, leaving top edge open. Turn
arm right side out. Press top edge ¼" to wrong side.
7. With toes facing right side of one
body piece and matching raw edges,
pin and stitch legs to body piece
(Fig. 2). (Note: Body piece with legs
attached will be body front. Do not
catch body back in stitching.)
13. Firmly stuff arm up to 1¾" from top edge with
fiberfill. With seams at sides, stitch through arm just
above fiberfill (Fig. 3).
Fig. 1
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Fig. 3
15. Repeat Steps 12‑14 for remaining arm.
16. Refer to photo to sew buttons to face for eyes. Use
brown colored pencil to draw nose. Use red colored
pencil to draw mouth. Use pink colored pencil to blush
cheeks.
17. Matching raw edges, baste wing interfacing piece
to wrong side of one wing fabric piece.
18. Matching right sides and raw edges, pin and
stitch wing fabric pieces together, leaving an opening
between dots. (Note: When sewing on lamé, use a very
short stitch length.) Turn wings right side out; press.
Whipstitch opening closed.
14. Lightly stuff remainder of arm with fiberfill. With
thumb pointing up, whipstitch arm to side of body
(Fig. 4).
Fig. 4
19. Refer to photo to tack wings to center back of body.
20. Tack ends of gold braid together. Refer to photo
to position halo on head. Tack halo to back of head.
21. Matching right sides and raw edges, pin and stitch
two heart pieces together, leaving an opening between
dots. Turn heart right side out; stuff with fiberfill.
Whipstitch opening closed. Repeat for remaining heart.
22. Refer to photo to tack hearts in cupid’s arms.
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