How to Sew a Mole

By Miriam Metzinger

Things Needed

  • Mole pattern
  • Straight pins
  • Black felt
  • Pink felt
  • Gray felt
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Scissors
Sewing a toy mole is a fun and easy craft for kids or adults.

Toy moles are cute and lovable and make great party favors. If you are having a birthday party for a child, why not sew toy moles for your young guests, so they can take home a memory from a special afternoon? Sewing a toy mole is a relatively simple project, and the smiles that your mole will elicit will be worth the effort.

Find a mole pattern in a store or online. If you find the mole pattern online, print it out.

Cut the mole pattern, using a scissors. Take the mole bottom pattern and pin it onto the black felt. Cut the mole bottom from the black felt.

Attach the mole side portion of the pattern to the black felt with pins. Cut the mole side from the black felt. Remove the pattern and pin it to another part of the black felt; repeat the process. There should now be two mole sides cut out and one mole bottom. The mole sides should include each side of the tail, which is part of the mole side pattern.

Create four paws by pinning the pattern onto the gray felt and cutting the paws. Remove the pattern and pin it again for each paw and cut until you have four paws.

Pin the mole nose pattern to the pink felt and cut out a nose.

Thread the sewing machine. To sew the mole sides together, make sure the right sides are together, use a 1-cm seam and sew the mole sides together starting from the nose base (the top of the nose will be attached later as a separate piece), along the back of the mole, and to the tail.

Match the nose base, tail, front and back paws to those in the pieces for the mole side portion and sew the right sides together. Leave a 2-inch opening by the tail.

Turn the mole inside out by pulling the fabric through the opening next to the tail and stuff the mole. Sew the 2-inch opening shut by hand with a needle and thread.

Sew the top of the nose to the nose base and the top of the paws to the base of the paws for the mole. The pattern provided the base, and the separate pieces of felt are the top portions of the nose and the paws.

Tip

Create your own accessories and clothing for the toy mole for a birthday or holiday theme.

Warning

Use care when handling needles and pins and keep them out of the reach of children.