Hello little mouse.
Here's an easy-to-sew little critter you can make in an afternoon. Crafted from boiled wool, felt, or fleece, your mouse can be a finger puppet that peeks out of the top of a stocking, an ornament for your tree or tablescape, or a very special package topper. Your PDF download includes the pattern you can print out on card stock and fully illustrated instructions (with how to prep boiled wool), with patterns for optional costumes and accessories. Or, if you'd prefer to get an already-printed pattern in the mail, click here.
If you're new to sewing, you'll find the instructions beginner-friendly whether you have a sewing machine or want to learn hand-stitching techniques for toymaking. Children under 10 will most likely need adult accompaniment in order to succeed unless they already have a bit of sewing experience. And if you're more experienced at sewing, you'll find lots of creative costume and accessories options for exercising your imagination. For some ideas to get you started, visit the Design-Your-Own page or our Customers' Character Gallery.
Mice are about 5 inches tall, so fit right into the 1:12 standard for dollhouses. Making a batch of little mice could be a great way to prep for the holidays this year. Make different characters and/or enlist the children in your life to design costumes for the characters. Please note: mice have small parts and are not suitable for children under 3.
If you don't want to round up all the supplies you need to make mice click here for the everything-but-the-scissors kit that includes the printed pattern and instructions.
If you'd like to source materials yourself, here's what you'll need to make each little mouse:
- Body fabric: 10” x 5” piece of felt, fleece, or boiled wool
- Costume fabric: felt, cottons, wool, tulle, etc.
- Notions: ribbon, lace, trim, ric-rac, etc.
- Eyes: 3mm opaque black glass seed beads (6/0), 2 per mouse
- body: all-purpose thread
- whiskers, eyes: button & carpet/button craft thread
- embroidered features: embroidery thread
- Needle for handsewing
- Polyester stuffing: small amount for head
- Card stock or index stock for pattern pieces
- Chopstick or turning stick
- Glue: Strong-holding fabric glue: Beacon Fabri-tac or Aleene’s OK to Wash I, hot glue or permanent glue dots
- Mouse tail material
- Disappearing marker for marking position of eyes, nose, mouth
- Fabric markers for shading: pink, brown
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