Make a retro-style beanbag frog
Those crafty folk from Brighton creative hub Super + Super share an idea for a brilliant beanbag frog
You will need
1 square of brightly coloured felt
Assorted scraps or offcuts of vintage/retro-style fabric
Soft toy filling
A cup of rice*
Sewing thread and a hand sewing needle
Pen or pencil + paper
*add 2 teaspoons of dried lavender if you fancy a scented frog*
1) Create one template for the base of the frog and another half-frog template which you will use to make the two halves of the top of the frog. Cut your templates out of card (this will work better for multiple frog making).
2) Use your templates to cut out the three pieces of your frog. We recommend using felt for the base and cotton or scrap fabric for the two top pieces.
3) Pin together the smaller pieces, right sides together and sew along the curved edge.
4) Open this piece out and lay onto your base fabric. Pin around the edges to hold in place whilst sewing.
5) Starting by the back leg sew all the way around the edge leaving an inch open at bottom for stuffing.
6) Now turn the frog inside out! Stuff your frog with filling until its shape is firm. Using a funnel or a teaspoon fill your frog with the rice (and lavender). Sew together the remaining open edge to close. Embroider or glue on eyes and any extra details.
For the door stop frog just make the template a LOT bigger. The method is exactly the same, however you may want to use a sewing machine to save time!
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