Felt Doctor’s Kit

It’s more than a month since my daughter’s birthday and I still haven’t shared with you all the presents I made. Next up was an addition to the dress-ups/pretend play box:

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A felt doctor’s bag. And here’s what’s inside:

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There was also a light reflector for the doctor’s head, but I have no idea what the kids have done with it!

Confession: I started this project about 3 years ago (right after I made this felt cake), and for some reason, it got put in the UFO (Unfinished Object) pile and ignored. I was up to hand-sewing Velcro, and that’s a pain, so I gave up! I thought I’d better finish it for her birthday or she’ll be grown out of it before it’s made!

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The pattern is from the book Big Little Felt Universe by Jeanette Lim. This is such a cute book and I still want to make everything in it (even though I’m not the biggest fan of hand-sewing). There are detailed step-by-step photos of the projects and full-sized pattern pieces. The book’s been around a few years now, but felt toys never go out of style. The details in the book are amazing. There’s the markings on the syringe:

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The logo on the pill bottle:

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And the cuteness of the stethoscope:

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Although I’m not sure it’s wise to encourage kids to use a reflex hammer!

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All up, it’s a very cute felt toy set that’s fun to sew (except for hand-sewing Velcro – I tried to do it with my sewing machine, but it didn’t like my wool felt).

There was one thing missing from the doctor’s kit that I had to make my own version of. Come back in a few days to see what it is and for a new felt tutorial!

What felt toys have you sewn lately?

Big Little Felt Universe is available to buy from Amazon and Book Depository.

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