Lizzie Borden Baby Rattle

1 Apr

Lizzie Borden- Baby Rattle Tutorial Pattern

Lizzie Borden Baby Rattle Tutorial

Help your favorite little one remind their parents who’s really in charge with this killer baby shower gift!

You will need

*Red felt (Lipstick)

*Grey Felt (Grey Flannel)

*Beige Felt (Toffee)

Stuffing

Rattle Insert

*Matching thread

 Template (at the bottom of post)

To make the wood grain on my felt I used a stenciling technique I’ll be posting about later this week.

Begin by cutting  2 axe head pieces from grey felt, 2 bloody edges from red felt, and 2 axe handles and one axe base from beige colored felt.

Stitch bloody edge to each side of the axe head.

Be sure to attach in mirror opposites so that they come together correctly.axe head

Baby Rattle Axe tutorial

Attach each axe head to an axe handle using a running stitch and matching thread

Place axe heads together and overcast stitch the sides together using beige thread.

(click here for more on these stitches)

Leave bottom of Axe open, over cast stitch up the other side.

Connect axe heads with matching thread and an overcast stitch along the outside.

Leaving top open.

DIYrattle

Add rattle insert to axe head –  lightly stuff and stitch axe head closed.

Baby rattle tutorial

Stuff axe handle until it is stiff and attach rounded bottom with an over cast stitch.

And there you have it…

Lizzie Borden Baby Rattle Tutorial

Happy April Fools Day

Did you have your heart set on a killer baby shower gift?

With a few tweaks Lizzie’s rattle easily becomes a fireman’s Axe.

Fireman's Axe Rattle Tutorial

You will need:

*Red felt (Lipstick)

*White felt (White)

*Yellow felt (Lemon Meringue)

*Beige felt (Toffee)

Stuffing

Rattle Insert

*Matching thread

 Template (at the bottom of post)

To make the wood grain on my felt I used a stenciling technique I’ll be posting about later this week.

Begin by cutting  2 yellow fireman’s symbols, 2 axe head pieces from red felt, 2 axe edges and backs from white felt, and 2 axe handles and one axe base from beige colored felt.

Attach White accents and fireman symbol to each axe head in mirroring directions.

Felt Fireman's axe

Assemble as outlined above.

Fireman's Axe Baby Rattle Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this felt baby rattle tutorial.

 Happy Crafting!  – Andie

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8 Responses to “Lizzie Borden Baby Rattle”

  1. Busted Button April 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Oh my gosh i love you. I made a gun rattle with ribbons coming out the ends but thus is so much sweeter# haha!

    • AmericanFeltandCraft April 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

      You just had a little Lizzie Borden didn’t you? She’s SUPER cute! Congrats!

  2. Crunchy Con Mom April 2, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Lol. My son would be pumped about the fireman ax!

    • AmericanFeltandCraft April 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

      I had to hide them until I finished taking pictures because I knew if my 5 year old got his hands on them I’d never see them again. He caught me editing the pics and asked if I could make him one of those. He’s one happy (and choppy) kid today.🙂

  3. L B. Wolf February 15, 2014 at 5:21 am #

    How could anyone create such a design for a baby, this is truly sick. Isn’t there enough violence in society without mindlessly promoting it.

    • D.m. February 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

      It’s an April fools joke, lighten up. Not lightening up is known to cause real violence, unlike humorous rattles.

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