The Royal Family (not to mention the rest of the world) is looking forward to welcoming a new baby prince or princess into the world this July.
Never one to miss a chance to celebrate this hand stitched felt rattle is our tribute to Price William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s bundle of joy.
Although these sweet British Palace Guards do get a little rattled when you shake them they remain loyal and steadfast.
Hand-stitch a few of these Charming British Palace guards to watch over the little prince or princess in your life.
You will need – per guard
8″ x 8″ (21 cm x 21 cm) Black felt
4″ x 9″(11 cm x 23 cm) Red Felt (Tomato Soup)
2.5″ x 1″ (6 cm x 3 cm) White felt scrap
Thread to match felts
Gold Embroidery threads
Eye Colored Embroidery thread
Royal Baby Rattle Template (at bottom of post)
2 each of the pants, and hat template from black felt.
4 hand pieces and 2 face templates from flesh colored felt.
2 jackets pieces from red felt and 1 belt from white felt.
Lay two hand pieces together and overcast stitch up the sides using matching thread, adding a small amount of stuffing before closing. Repeat with other hand pieces and set aside
Add eyes to face and buttons to jacket by making french knots with embroidery thread.
Add chinstrap details using embroidery thread and a back stitch.
Sew belt onto waist.
Using matching thread and a running stitch.
Sew hat to head, head to jacket, and jacket to pants. Repeat with backside pieces.
Using an overcast stitch and black thread sew pant legs together and stuff.
With red thread stitch jacket sides together and stuff.
Add hands to ends of sleeves with a running stitch.
If desired add rattle to chest before reaching the neck.
Stitch up the face and hat with matching thread stuffing as you go.
Rattle Template- Print full size
Welcome new royalty into your home with this Felt Palace Guard Baby Rattle.
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