How adorable is this giant Loch Ness monster? Created by Hannah from We Lived Happily Ever After, it measures 1 1/2 feet tall and 3 feet wide, perfect for a nursery or for fun in any room of the house.
Materials: 1 1/2 yards of felt for the body (you can make it with just 1 yard, but it never hurts to get a little more than you need), a small sheet of pink felt for the patches (the small sheets they sell for about 30 cents), a small sheet of black felt for the eyes and the mouth, stuffing (a great alternative to expense poly fill is to buying an inexpensive pillow and using the stuffing from that), and threads to match.
1. Download this pattern piece. Print and cut out the pages, then attach all of the pieces together.
2. Cut out the pattern pieces from the felt. You need 8 flippers, 1 belly piece, and 2 body pieces.
3. Stitch all of the 8 flippers together in pairs of two to make a total of four flippers. Make sure to leave a small opening on the curved edge of the flipper so you can turn it inside out and stuff it.
4. Turn the flippers right side out through the opening you left.
5. Place both of your body pieces on top of each other, and lift up the bottom part. Now lay the belly piece evenly on top of both half's of the body piece.
6. Sew the belly piece onto the body pieces.
7. Sew up the rest of the body, leaving an opening at the neck for stuffing. Turn the body right side out through the opening.
8. Time to stuff Nessie. Fill the neck and tail first. You want to make sure to really stuff the neck super well so that it will stand up straight and be supported. Once you are done stuffing it, sew up the opening.
9. Fill your flippers with stuffing, and then position them on Nessie's body. For the two flippers on each side, make them both face away form each other, pointing out. Slip stitch the flippers to the body.
10. From the black felt, cut out two rectangles for the eyes, and one long strip of fabric for the smile.
11. Roll the rectangles into ball shapes and sew the balls in place until it is a complete sphere. Next, position them symmetrically on the face and pin in place. Sew them onto the face.
12. Pin the strip of felt you cut for the smile onto the face. Then determine how wide a grin you want Nessie top have on her face. Cut the corners so that the edges are tilted.
13. Optional: sew in patches. The Nessie shown has layered pink and green hearts on her back.
All done! Enjoy your felt Nessie.