Gingerbread Man Badge

I saw gingerbread men missing limbs in various forms including as softies (in Linda Kopp’s book Plush-o-rama) and cookie cutters so I was inspired to make a badge version.

This little guy is only 6 1/2 cm long. I made it last trip up to Orkney and also got my sisters-in-law making their own versions (one with a missing arm the other with a missing bit of head).

It’s simple to make so I thought I would share my original pattern (complete with instructions) in case anyone feels their clothing lacks partially eaten food. Click here to download the pdf.

Badges from kiddie doodles

Two of my nephews (P1 and 2) were drawing pictures with me during my last Orkney trip. So I got them to draw a picture of an animal/ monster.

We scanned this into the computer and I resized this to the size I wanted the badge to be.

I then traced the various bits of each creature onto to baking parchment (i.e I traced around the whole dog outline, then the eyes, muzzle and ear since I wanted these to all be different sections).

Transferred these sections onto the colours of felted I wanted to use (making sure they were all going to face the same way) and cut them out.

I cut a reversed version of the whole outline to use as the back.

I then blanket stitched on the bits in the right place and added any stitch detail to the faces . (I super glued the monsters dots!)

I then blanket stitched the two outline bits together (right sides out) leaving a small space for stuffing. Stuffed them lightly and sewed up the gap.

I then added a badge to the back.

Both boys were really impressed with their badges and were wearing them proudly during the visit. The oldre now wants a foot stool made of one of his drawings!