What’s Your Project?Project #84

Get inspired by the old cloth you have lying around and make a stuffed animal for someone special – or yourself. You don’t need a pattern, or even good sewing skills, just an idea of the shape. I made an excellent 3.5 inch wide black velvet kitten with crystal ball bead testes for a pal’s rear view mirror, and an amazing 2 foot long squid out of pink velour and orange ultrasuede and green silk for an infant I know nicknamed “Squid.” It is extremely gratifying. I make about one animal a year, but I always know I can.

Kate Kirtz
Brooklyn, NY