You don’t need anything fancy to make this delightful Sleepy Hedgehog, and the supply list is refreshingly short. Designer Debra Quartermain starts with a sock and a foam egg, adds some felt, and eight steps later, you’re done! No sewing required. Younger kids will want to play with this little hedgie, and older kids can DIY their own. If you missed it, be sure to check out Debra’s no-sew Sock Owl, too.
You could also make the Sleepy Hedgehog from colorful socks and felt, like I did with the Sock Owls.
To make a Sleepy Hedgehog, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ egg
- Tube sock in beige
- Felt: 12” x 18” in walnut brown; small piece in ivory
- Embroidery floss, 1 yd in black
- Pompom, ½” in brown
- Fabric adhesive
- Tools needed: Scissors; chalk; embroidery needle; straight pins; ruler
To make a Sleepy Hedgehog:
- Press one side of the egg against the tabletop, flattening it so it will not roll. This will be the bottom of the hedgehog.
- Stretch the sock over the egg, inserting the narrow end of the egg first. Push the egg all the way into the toe, which will be the hedgehog’s nose.
- Cut off the excess sock, leaving enough to cover the wide end of the egg. Overlap the ends of the sock, and pin and glue in place, to cover the wide end of the egg.
- Thread needle with floss, and anchor the floss at the bottom of the egg. Push the needle through the narrow end of the egg to the side of the face. Make a 1” stitch for an eye. Repeat for the second eye.
- Glue the pompom nose in place.
- Cut four, 3” by 12” strips of brown felt. Fold felt strips in half lengthwise, and glue edges together. Cut fringe along the fold, cutting to within ¼” of the glued edge. Repeat for all four strips.
- Starting at the narrow end of the egg, pin a fringed strip along the bottom edge, and wrap it around the hedgehog’s body to the opposite side. Pin and glue the strip in place. Add the second felt strip, positioning it so the first strip slightly overlaps the second strip. Repeat, adding more strips till the hedgehog is covered; Debra used five fringed strips for her hedgehog.
- Cut a 2” square from ivory felt. Fold in half and cut a curved, 1″ oval for the ear. Unfold the ear and using it as a pattern, cut three more. For each ear, glue two together. Pinch together one end on each ear, and glue to either side of the head.
If you love hedgehog crafts like I do, here are two more you might like.
(We called it a porcupine, but I think it could be a hedgehog??)
Debra shares one more no-sew Woodland Critter next week – the Dapper Sock Fox. I hope you’ll join me for it! And don’t miss the new Summertime Snowman on Tuesday.