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Candy corn cuties

SEWING NEEDLES ARE SHARP! ALL KIDS UNDER 10 YEARS MUST BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT WHEN WORKING ON THIS

PROJECT.

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 Candy corn cuteness! As soon as these delightful little treats pop up at our local store I get so excited and I buy extra because they don't last long at our crypt.  Go nuts with this joyful sewing project and hang them everywhere to welcome the Halloween spirit.

LET'S GET SEWING

Print out the free PDF file of the candy corn pattern provided and cut out the pattern pieces.  Place the cut out patterns on top of the felt color indicated and while using pins to hold them in place, cut out your felt pieces.  You will need to cut 2 pieces for each color (a front piece and a back piece for each color). Use the candy corn body piece to help you line up your first 3 pieces (top, middle and bottom) for the front of your candy corn. 

SIMPLER OPTION: You can simplify your project by just cutting 1 piece of each colour to make the front of your candy corn and cutting out 1 single body piece for the back of your candy corn in any colour you desire.  This is the way to go for kids who are starting out. With just one side of worry about, and without the need to perfectly align the ends of the front and back assembled pieces together, this simpler option will give you less headache when sewing with the kids. 

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PROJECT CHECKLIST

  • white/ cream coloured felt

  • orange felt

  • yellow felt

  • scissors

  • sewing needle

  • thread

  • string (to hang ornament)

  • batting for stuffing

  • hot glue (optional, but very helpful)

FREE PDF PatterN

Sewing Level: A STEP UP FROM EASY

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TIP:  Once I'm happy with the placement of my pieces, I like to use small dots of hot glue to hold them in place.  This ensures that all my pieces are held exactly where I want them and they won't move during stitching.

If you are using three colours for each side of your candy corn, use the first three pieces that you've aligned together as a guide to help you place the next three pieces for the back of your candy corn. Match the corners of each piece as shown below.  Glue these pieces in place with small dots of hot glue then blanket stitch your pieces together.

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Use loop stitches to add a cute face to your candy corn. Align the front and back pieces on top of each other (making sure that the good side is facing outwards). Hold the pieces in place with pins and blanket stitch around your ornament. If you want to turn your candy corn into an ornament, fix a string to the back felt piece by stitching or using hot glue, before you start your blanket stitches around the your candy corn. Stop stitching roughly 4cm or 1.5 inches from where you started to leave an opening for the batting.

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Stuff with batting until you are happy with the puffiness of your ornament and continue your blanket stitches to close.  

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TIP: It's best to start stitching from the bottom so that your candy corn can be stuffed from the bottom.  I find this easier because it allows you to blanket stitch your project closed from the bottom instead of at the top where the string is. It can be a big pain to stitch your project closed when the string is in your way.