Even though it was still calendar winter, the weather outside resembled more a true autumn/fall than actual winter.
So it brought back some of my childhood memories of long walks, playing with colourful leaves, picking chestnuts and acorns, and bringing them home. Afterwards I would make figures connecting chestnuts and acorns with matches.
To keep this memory even more vivid, the idea of an Autumn Acorn with an Oak Leaf was born:) (for more pictures scroll down).
An Autumn Acorn is about 20 cm (8 inch) big and can be both a toy or a nice decoration for this most colourful season of the year.
The sewing pattern comes along with an easy to follow 12-page photo-tutorial including very detailed instructions on how to make your an own lovable Autumn Acorn.
Materials that you will need to make it are following:
- 30 x 44 cm / 11.8 x 17.3 in piece of orange fabric for Autumn Acorn(tm)s NUT
- 48 x 17 cm / 18.9 x 6.7 in piece of dark brown fabric for Autumn Acorn(tm)s CAP
- 8 x 12.5 cm / 3.2 x 5 in piece of yellow/brown/beige or red 3mm wool felt for an OAK LEAF
- 5 x 9 cm / 2 x 3.5 in piece of white felt for Autumn Acorn(tm)s EYES
- 5 x 5 cm / 2 x 2 in piece of beige felt for Autumn Acorn(tm)s EYELIDS
- toy stuffing
- sewing essentials like: pen for tracing pattern and markings on fabric, scissors, threads, pins, standard machine-foot, sewing thread, fabric glue, needle and thread for hand sewing eyes and mouth, etc.
You can get the pattern with tutorial here (click on the picture or link below the picture):