It's time for our Monthly Thrift Store Decor roundup! My DIY Flannel scraps projects are made from my old and tattered flannel work shirt.
Do You Wear Flannel Shirts?
I wear flannel shirts a lot while I'm working. They are comfortable, and great for layering in cooler weather. This DIY flannel shirt is very old and tattered. I would have already tossed it, but after I got my friend Sarah's book, Crafting With Flannel, I knew that I should save the old flannel shirt for some projects.
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Lulu LOVES that toy that belongs to her brother Charlie. It's the perfect size, however I can't find anything like it. Do you see how she's standing on it? She's trying to keep Charlie from getting it.
I think she loves it so much because it fits her mouth perfectly. It's not too big, plus it's not very thick.
While Lulu and Charlie weren't looking, I grabbed the small Christmas toy and drew a pattern. Then I traced the pattern onto the old flannel shirt while positioning the fabric where the pattern matched up.
How to: DIY Flannel Dog Toy
- Lay out fabric with right sides together
- Trace & cut out using a pattern
- Stitch around dog toy
- Leave a section unstitched in order to fill dog toy with stuffing
- Turn toy right side out
- Press with iron
- Add stuffing
- Insert squeaky button
- Hand stitch the end closed
- Topstitch for durability and visual asthetics
Because my sewing machine is over 40 years old, it doesn't work so good. I chose to do two rows of stitching. Do you see how the right side was left open?
After turning it right side out, I pressed the diy flannel dog toy with the iron, now it's time for stuffing. Do you see that poor old toy? Lulu gutted it months ago. It's one of her oldest toys. We call it Roly Poly. I chose to use the stuffing from the old toy so the new toy may seem more familiar to her.
I didn't have the heart to take the squeaker out of Roly Poly, so I removed one from a $$ Store toy. You probably have an extra one somewhere, right?
Of course, Miss Lulu Mae was watching my every move while I was putting it all together.
Topstitching really made a huge difference in the way the diy flannel dog toy looked in the end!
Have you seen the Dog Bed Toy Box I made?
Sarah's book, Crafting With Flannel has great images and easy to follow instructions for 55 FUN projects, something for everyone.
Repurposed Flannel Shirt Pocket
Although my pocket was a little different, I followed Sarah's directions to make a DIY Flannel Biz Card Holder.
Buy Crafting With Flannel by Sarah Ramberg (Sadie Seasongoods) so you can make your own amazingly easy DIY Flannel Projects.
Easy Flannel Projects
- My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Easy DIY Fall Flannel Pumpkins
- House of Hawthornes Rag Wreath DIY
- Organized Clutter Flannel Covered Books
- Reinvented Delaware Cheap Wreath for Fall
- Our Southern Home No Sew Flannel Pumpkins
- Domestically Speaking Plaid Pumpkin and Acorn
- My Repurposed Life DIY Flannel Scraps | Easy Projects
- Petticoat Junktion Flannel Wrapped Wreath
- Sadie Seasongoods Blue Fall Decor With a Pumpkin Throw Pillow
- Shop at Blue Flannel Embellished Hand Towels
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.