TBC Crafters 28 – Feltie Duckie

Have you heard of the Giant Rubber Duck is heading to USA now? It will arrive Pittsburgh in September for the art-and-culture International Festival of Firsts. The ducky has just finished its legendary trip in Hong Kong for a month. The people in Hong Kong was crazy about it. Many of my friends in Hong Kong have “visited” the ducky at least once. I saw tons of photos of the ducky and my friends on Facebook and Whatsapp. Hope the first trip to USA would be a nice one for the Giant Ducky. Too bad that I am not in Pittsburgh.

My kids just like other kids in the world, played with rubber duckies in the bathtub when they were babies. They still keep some at home although they would not play in the tub any more. I told my son that I was going to make a ducky dolly for him, he was so excited. When he saw my draft of the ducky, he kept asking when I would start sewing. It took me almost 2 hours (because I was online reading news, commenting on forum and sewing at the same time) and I have twisted my lower back accidentally.

Materials needed:

Yellow felt sheet for the body, head and wings of the ducky

A little bit of orange/shocking pink felt for the beak

2 small black buttons

1 stripe of grosgrain ribbon

Threads, needles and scissors

Step by step instructions:

1) First of all, draw the different parts of the ducky on paper, reserved about 1/4″ for sewing. Cut out each part and pin on a piece of yellow felt sheet. Cut out the felt and set aside.

2) Fold the body part in half and sew the back, then attach the body bottom and the body together. Reverse the felt and shape it into a pocket body.

3) Fill in with batting until it is “tough” enough to “stand”.

4) Work on the head, run a stitch around the circle head and pull the thread (reference to the post of yoyo necklace), form a half-circle pocket. Fill in some batting to make the head of the ducky.

5) Attach the head to the body with threads and needle.

6) Sew a stitch in the middle of the wing to make it more 3D. Attach the wings to both of the body with threads and needle. To make it more lively and the wings more flexible, just attach the front part of the wing to the body.

7) Cut out the beak – the lower beak is flatter and narrower than the upper beak. Sew the sides of the lower and upper beaks together and then attach the beak to the head of the ducky.

8) Sew the 2 buttons on the head to form the eyes of the ducky.

9) Final touch – tie a ribbon around the neck of the ducky. My son’s favorite color is green. Therefore, I used a green 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon and tie a bow around the neck.

10) Give it a name – my son named his ducky Mr. Quack Quack and my daughter used her tutu as the nest for the ducky to stay when they were out to Summer School. My children asked me to make a 2nd one as the wife of Mr. Quack Quack!

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16 thoughts on “TBC Crafters 28 – Feltie Duckie

  1. Annamom

    自制纸样添…好叻呀!
    鸭仔来香港好疯狂呀! 希望来到美国,你地都有机会去探吓鸭仔喇~!

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    1. Mag@GirlyCreation Post author

      探唔到啦,隻鴨仔去賓夕凡尼加州匹茲堡市,喺東岸,我地一東一西,又冇親戚喺果邊,9月尾兩個仔女都開咗學啦,希望下次會嚟我地加州啦,不過見FB Whatsapp相都已經feel到香港好瘋狂。

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  2. Jamie

    Amazing!!! I would just have to make sure my son didn’t want to take it to the bath like the other one!! ha/ha PInned & Tweeted!!

    Reply

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