As promised, here is a fun and easy gift idea for those cute little babies in your life. I was inspired by Jessica’s, Sew a snake post. So, I made these little toys for my niece and nephew. I realize, it’s not quite Christmas, but they can’t read and I’m pretty sure they don’t use computers yet, so they’ll never know.
Introducing, Christmas bookworms…
For a fun little boy, I made this one out of scraps of fabric. I cut the pieces to be mostly the same sizes, except for a few thinner ones, for variety. I sewed them all together in a long strip, then folded it in half (the wrong side out), sewing it almost the entire way, but leaving it unfinished to turn right side out and stuff. I double hand stitched the mouth to close it off. (This is important with babies, because they are tough little buggers and can destroy anything.) I used small pieces of felt for the eyes and I’m going to add felt glasses, where you see the outline (with marker.)
For a sweet baby girl, I made this one out of a multi-colored scarf, that I’ve had for years. It was even easier since it was already one piece, so I just folded it in half, sewed it up most of the way, turned it right side out and stuffed it. I also added a cute little bow.. The eyes and mouth I did the same as the one above. I was just thinking you could also use a cute pair of knee-high socks too. I’m pretty sure this one is longer than my two month old niece, but I think this worm is durable enough to withstand the loving of a baby.
We picked up some fun little board books to finish off the gift, because what bookworm is complete without a book?
There are tons of variations possible with this idea, so go ahead and have fun.