41_Seymour the Lemur

6 Dec

With his stripy body and his huge round eyes in my house now lives a lemur.

Used to be a sock, now he can even walk… everybody welcome Seymur.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Seymour the Lemur is easy to make. It will take you about an hour if you have a sewing machine, maybe 31/2-4 if you don’t.

You’ll need:

_A sock, the longer the better.

_4 big buttons. Try to get two of them slightly bigger than the other two.  (these will be the huge round eyes)

_2 small buttons (to make the nose and belly button)

_thread and needle

_scissors

_filling (it can be cotton or a synthetic filling. try to get a washable kind, Seymour might need a bath every once in a while!)

Making Seymour the Lemur:

PARENTS: KEEP AN EYE OR HELP OUT YOUNG CHILDREN WITH THE SEWING.

1. Cut the end of your sock, where your foot goes in. Don’t get rid of it; we’ll use it later.

2. Turn what’s left of the sock  inside out and draw the shape of Seymour. Ears at the top and legs at the bottom. We’ll take care of the arms and tail later.

3. Sew the legs over the line you just drew.

4. Cut the sock about 5mm from the stitches.

5. Cut the top about 5mm from the ears/head line. Don’t sew yet.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

6. Turn the sock right side out.

7. Grab the 4 big buttons and one of the small ones and sew them to make the eyes and nose. Remember lemurs have huge eyes so we’re sewing a big button on top of a bigger one for each eye. Sew the eyes as far from each other as you can to give Seymour a very lemur-like expression.

8. Sew the other small button further down, closer to the legs to make a belly button. It´s starting to look like Seymour, isn’t it?!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

9. Fill the sock with the filling. The legs can be a bit tricky cause they´re so thin, so put little bits at a time.

10. Sew the top of the head to close the whole thing up.

11. Get the tip of the sock and cut it, length wise, in 3. The middle part should be thicker to make the tail.  The 2 ends will make the arms.

12. Turn the arms inside out and sew the edges. They are probably very thin so you might not need to feel them (I didn’t). Turn them right side out again.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

13. Get the body and cut 2 slits round about the middle on each side. This is where the arms will go.

14. Insert both arms, about 5mm-1cm,  and sew the slits close.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

15. Get the remaining bit of the sock, turn it inside out and sew the sides.

16. Turn the tail right side out and fill it. The tail is thin too so remember to do it little by little so that you don´t end up having bumps and lumps of filling but a nice soft and even fluffy tail.

17. Sew the tail on the back of Seymour’s body, about the same height as the belly button.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Ta da!!!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Look at him, so cute, with his big round eyes and stripy body.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Have fun and take good care of Seymour the Lemur.

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3 Responses to “41_Seymour the Lemur”

  1. anis December 6, 2011 at 19:54 #

    Hola mariafer soy anis me encanto el lemur esta lo maximo,igual hasta hago uno.Un beso.

    • deu December 7, 2011 at 17:10 #

      Hola Anis.. o sea como? eso quiere decir que no has hecho los otros? jajajaja… que bueno que te gustó. un beso

  2. tuGermano December 7, 2011 at 00:21 #

    Pido a Seymour

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