thick sweater so i stitched down seam allowance on the tail tip towards the white felt using a stitch length of 4.
- Place a jar lid upside down on a piece of scrap wood.
- Mark the center of the lid with a marker.
- Using a pointed object, such as a nail, awl, or bead reamer, and a hammer, gently tap a hole at the center mark.
- Once the tip has gone through, wedge the hole wider by twisting your pointed tool through the lid. Make the hole just large enough for your wire to fit through.
- Repeat steps 1-4 for the second lid.
- Cut a length of strong wire 2-3 inches long (the length depends on the gauge of your wire).
- Put the wire down through the top of one lid and make a loop.
- Put the lid into the already-stuffed head so the loop points to the top of the head (for the sake of simplicity, I will write for a head joint, but it could be used for limbs as well).
- Use a running stitch to cinch the neck and then prep the spot it will be attached to.
- Push the wire through the body and then through the second jar lid (going down through the top of the lid). Make a loop. Tighten the joint by continuing to loop the wire. Note: Before stitching the last seam closed, wiggle the joint around to make sure it has settled. Tighten the loop if you need to.
We went to the park in the evening so I took the opportunity to have a photo shoot. I love how it turned out. It certainly is a fantastic fox!