If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you know that my three year-old son loves fire trucks. I decided we’d better have some fire trucks on our Christmas tree this year.
So I cut up some felt scraps and sewed them into some trucks. Don't worry, I traced them before I sewed them together to share with you. Here’s the pattern link. It’s a very rough sketch, but it’s just a Christmas ornament. You get the idea.
Cut the pieces from felt. You will need two more pieces of any color felt that are larger than the main truck piece. I’ll show you what to do with those in just a bit. You’ll need a short a ribbon or piece of twine for the hanger, too.
Start by pinning all the pieces (except the windshield) to one of the extra pieces of felt. You’ll be sewing them to this ‘base’ piece of felt.
Suggested order of sewing:
- Sew each wheel on.
- Sew the flat part of the headlight.
- Sew the flat part of the top light.
- Sew around the ladder rungs.
You can see from the picture below that I didn’t exactly follow my own advice. But I ended up sewed some seams more than once.
Next, Place the second large felt piece on the back. Stitch around the entire perimeter of the truck, including the edges of the lights and wheels.
I don’t have a picture to show that. But you get the idea! Now just trim the edges of felt away and you’re all done! Easy.
Other fire truck ideas:
Fire Truck Shorts
Fireman and Firedog Costumes