You will need:
- 2- 6" pieces of white rickrack for teeth ( about 3/8" width rickrack)
- 4- Buttons for eyes (you can use any colours you like approx. 1" for the larger and 5/8" for the smaller)
- 6" x 7" rectangle of fabric for the outside
- 6" x 7" rectangle of fabric for the lining
- A "Purple Thang" available at www.Craftsy.com, (optional but very useful) this is what I always use to poke out corners on projects (It's also a 1/4" seam gauge, bodkin, stiletto and turning tool and more) and on sale right now - you save .71c) I have used this handy little sewing and quilting tool for years!
Draw a line 1/8 from the short edge (6") on the right side one of your fabric rectangles.
Place one of the pieces of rickrack so that the 1/8" line you drew is just barely showing in the valleys at the top edge of the rickrack.
Sew the rickrack in place, right along the 1/8" line you just drew.
Lay the second rectangle (red for my monster) of fabric face down over the first (blue rectangle), with the rickrack sandwiched between the layers. Sew them together using a 1/4" seam allowance.
Open the piece up and flip it right side out. Press. Check out your rickrack teeth- so adorable!
Fold the piece in half and mark the midpoint with a pin. Arrange the button eyes on either side of the center point. The buttons are stacked, refer to the picture below
Sew the buttons in place, sewing only through the top right side layer of fabric.
Repeat Steps 1 to 4 to embed rickrack in the seam at the other end of the rectangles.
The two rectangles of fabric should be right sides facing, with both short ends sewn together (with rickrack embedded in the seams) and eyes sewn to the top layer at one end only. At this point, the long sides of the rectangles should still be unsewn.
Sew the long side seams. Leave a 2 inches unsewn in the center of one side so you can turn it right side out.
Clip your corners to eliminate extra bulk.
Turn it right side out and use a "Purple Thang" to poke out the corners so they are flat. Press your monster.
Fold it in half and mark the center points on both sides with pins.
With your right side facing up, fold the wrong side into the centre as shown below, fold the toothy edges into the center. Pin in place.
Sew both short edges using 1/4" seam allowance. See Below
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