Bees and Bugs

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Author: Jane Bull
Date: 2013
Crafty Creatures
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
Document Type: Topic overview
Pages: 2
Content Level: (Level 4)

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Bees and Bugs

Sew swarms of bees and bugs! Get creative with felt and blanket stitch and make the cutest bees and bugs on Earth!

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You will Need

  • 5in x 6½in (11½cm x 16cm) piece red felt
  • 4in x 5in (10cm x 11½cm) piece black felt
  • Scraps of white felt
  • Sewing kit (page 112 )
  • Poly fill


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Trace over the bug template. Cut one base in black, two body shapes in red, six black spots, and two black and white eyes.


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Pin the template to the felt and cut out the shapes.
Cut out the spots and eyes.


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1 First, sew the features to the ladybug body.


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2 Sew the base and one half of the body together. Use blanket stitch (page 115 ).


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5 Once filled, sew up the opening.

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Bees and bugs

How to Make Bees

Cut out the body shapes, face, and eyes in the same way as for the spotted bugs. Make stripes from black felt and two white felt wings. Sew on the stripes before stitching the pieces together. Add wings at the end.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|CX6510400024