Mouse In a Tin
This little mouse is the perfect pet to keep in a pocket or backpack when someone small needs a friend along. Made from felt, he sleeps in his own little tin box, decorated with fabric scraps, and can always be kept close due to his small size. If sewing isn’t your thing, the stitching can be replaced with a thin bead of hot glue.
Things to do:
1. Using the length of your box as a guide, cut two identical peanut shapes out as well as two circles about the same size as one end of your peanut our of the grey felt and two slightly smaller circles out of the contrasting color felt.
2. Thread your needle and stitch the small circles onto the larger ones using a tiny running stitch or hot glue. Add a small tuck along the edge of each of the larger circles to create the ear.
3. Lay the two peanuts onto one another and stitch around the outside, tucking the ears in as you come to the right spot and use scraps of felt to add a little stuffing.
4. Once the mouse is sewn, add details like eyes and whiskers.
5. Cut a piece of felt and a piece of scrap fabric to fit the inside bottom and outside of the lid of the tin and attach with hot glue.
6. Sew a small pillow and sleeping bag using some of the remaining scraps.
7. Tuck your mouse into his cozy bed and then tote him along with you!