A star, a dummy and santa-claus

I have been trying to convince my almost 3-year old to give up his dummy. He only uses it at night to fall asleep, never during the day, but stil, it is bad for his teeth and he is now at the age he has to learn to live without. I told him a couple of weeks ago that SantaClaus has this tree where he hangs all the dummies and if a child is good and doesn’t cry for his dummy at night, SantaClaus sends him a present. Apparently this idea got stuck in his head and he has been asking me questions about this tree ever since.

IMG_20151014_163938When I was sewing yesterday, he came to sit with me and started talking about it again. So I decided to make a little bag to put the dummy in to send to SantaClaus. My son immediately loved the idea, even more when I told him he could choose the fabric and even help me sewing it! Since I didn’t found anything I liked, I made this one, it turned out so nice that I wanted to share it with you.

It is originally star shapped, very easy to make and the finished result lookes like a little pyramid.

This is how you do it:

1. Decide how big you want the hexagon shaped end-result to be (mine had sides of 8cm) and draw a star around this hexagon. Cut out 2 of these stars in fabric and 6 strings (mine were around 12cm long).

2015-10-15 11.02.382. Sew the stars together, right sides facing. At each tip of the star you sew in a string. Leave a couple of centimeters open to turn.

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3. Turn inside out, pulling each string. Close the turning hole.

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4. Fold the star in half (right side in) and sew 2 legs together, leaving a couple of cm open on top (2.5cm in this case). Repeat until you have sewn all legs together, turn to see the pyramid shape.

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Isn’t it cool?! I hope you all like it as much as I do! If my tuto isn’t all that clear, just let me know! And if you decide to make one, please send me a picture of the finished result!

As for the dummy. It is still in my son’s bed, I really hope he will put it in the bag when he is ready. To be prepared, SantaClaus already send me a present, just in case 🎁😉

Don’t forget to read the update on this story!

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A star, a dummy and santa-claus

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