And so I set about designing a "girlie" skull, complete with signature pink bow, not unlike the Monster High mascot. Naturally, as soon as I started, my 5 yr old son decides he wants one too, "but with no bows, Mum" and so I turned his into a pirate skull.
I have to admit they are darn cute and sew simple to make - I whipped up both of them in a single afternoon while being constantly interrupted to hunt down missing Lego pieces. They would make cute party favours for pirate parties or Halloween, don't you think? You can easily adapt the shape to anything you choose, the process is still the same. Why not give one a try...
Frightfully Charming School Bag Charms:
You will need:
- small scraps of felt (I used white, pink & red)
- embroidery thread & needle
- sewing cotton
- binder rings (you can get these at scrapbooking & office supply stores - I found mine at the $2 shop)
- handful of hobby fill
On the front skull piece: using the embroidery thread, sew on the buttons for eyes and using a simple stem stitch, add a little nose and some lines to form teeth.
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