Hand-made Red and Black Hello Kitty Face Pouch

I did another felt project (in order to practice my sewing skills) and I was happy to find that this project takes less time than the previous one:

Hand-made Red and Black Hello Kitty Face Pouch

The color inspiration is from a couple of plushies that I have:

Hand-made Red and Black Hello Kitty Face Pouch with Plushies

Here is the pattern I followed:

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Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy

I found images and diagrams on how to make these cute Hello Kitty felt toys online so I decided to take a stab at making one (and for some strange reason, I cannot find the exact urls to share! Argh! I will keep looking and update if/wen I find them)…

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy

I started with her face just in case I got lazy and did not want to finish the rest of her body…

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy Head

Lol… I really like this image because it looks like she is holding her head…

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy Head and Body

One more foot to sew on!

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy -- Almost Finished

Detail view of what the most difficult part for me was — adding the eyes, nose and whiskers — which were one of the first things I sewed on…

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy Detail

She came out ok for the first try. But if this was for a class/client, this is definitely a practice round and I would be improving on the final one…

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy

She can take her bunny hoodie off when she feels like it…

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy Hoodie

I added a safety pin to her red bow because I was not sure how exactly to attach this part… So I compromised and came up with this option. Maybe I can even make different colored bows so she can accessorize!

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Toy Bow Detail

Proof that sewing is not my strong point at all… And I wish I had thought to give her a cute little bunny tail! o_O Perhaps next time!

Pink Hello Kitty Bunny Felt Back

Any tips or suggestions on how to make felt toys would be very much appreciated… Like, “Hey — next time sew on the whiskers,” or “Why don’t you embroider the eyes and nose?” ^_^