House of Love Fabric Stuffies with Fusible Interfacing

It’s the week of love and I’m still filled with all kinds of hearts and roses inside! I wanted to make a little something for spring that we could give to a few of our sweet little friends. My son isn’t old enough to play “house” but we have some precious play date friends that are right at the perfect age!

I have never made my own fabric stuffies before and I have to say, I’m kind of addicted. It’s so fun to just play around and create something that can be used in child’s play. My background as a reading teacher always has me thinking about ways to help my child and our friends create and imagine and dream whatever they can come up with!

Fabric Stuffies made with HeatnBond Interfacing

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House of Love Fabric Stuffies with Fusible Interfacing

Supplies:

Thermoweb Heat n Bond® Fusible Interfacing Heavy Weight
iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets
iCraft Deco Foil™ Hot Melt Transfer Adhesive
Aurifil Mako 12 WT 2905
Layer Cake (for each house you will need 4 10” squares and scraps for windows and door)
Poly-fil Stuffing
Oliso Smart Touch Iron
Sewing Supplies: Machine, Pins, Thread, Scissors, Rotary Cutter, Rulers, Water Soluble Marker

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Instructions: *all seam allowances are 1/4” unless noted

House of Love Fabric Stuffies Instructions:


Step One:

Select a 10” square for the front and back for your house. Then select two more 10” squares for the roof. Grab a few scraps for two windows and a door. (Repeat for house two)

Fuse the HeatnBond® heavy weight interfacing to each of the 10” squares. This will give it durability but still keep it soft for kiddos to play with.

Cut the front and back of your first house to 8 1/2” x 8 1/2”. Cut the roof pieces of the house to 9” x 6”. Take your roof pieces and fold it in half. Using a rotary cutter and ruler cut a diagonal from the bottom exterior corner to the center top at the fold. (See photo for reference).

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Measurements for the second house: house structure is 9” x 6” and roof structure 10” x 6 1/2”.

Cut out a door and windows. I cute my door 2” x 3” and my windows 2” x 2”.
Step Two:

Sew together the front house structure and the roof structure right sides together. Iron towards the house structure. Repeat with back pieces.

Pin your windows onto the front of your house and then sew them down using the Aurifil Mako 12 Wt thread. I widened by stitch and went around it two to three times to create a rustic look. This thread does an amazing job through the machine and I love the look of hand sewn it gives. Add a door knob and window panes.

Place the front and back of your house together right sides together. Sew around the entire house leaving a 2”-3” gap on the bottom.

Turn inside out and press really well.
Step Three:

Stuff your house with poly-fil and use a ladder stitch to close it together.

Squish it around and gift it to a sweet little one!!!

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**I also made donuts and hearts that you see featured in the photos! They are the same content as the house with a front and a back fused with HeatnBond® Heavy Weight Interfacing. The donuts are embellished with Deco Foil™ for the perfect shine. I took a circle that was smaller than the size of my donut and then hand cut out the “frosting” shape to it. I love how whimsical they turned out!
Can’t wait to see what you all create! Happy Sewing!

Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

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