Thursday, 8 March 2012

Mice in Miniature

Miniature mice made from felt
I am very fond of these cute little critters. On a photocopier I scaled down a toy mouse pattern to make these miniature mice. They are 2 1/2 inches tall. I used a fine grade of soft felt so they are quite flexible. It certainly helped when I had to turn them inside-out. That was the only tricky bit in making them! Each mini mouse took about an hour to stitch.
   I also made a mouse house for them with all sorts of tiny accessories to illustrate a book at a school's Book Week display. 
   Because of their size, the miniature mice are just right for little children to hold. When kids visit our home, they love to play with them.


  1. These are adorable! Would you do a tutorial on how to make them? Do you have a pattern you used? I would love to make some for my daughter. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

    1. Hi, MG, glad you like them. I've been looking everywhere for the pattern I used but think it was in the folder I gave to a minis group a while ago.
      You could really use any mouse toy pattern, just resize it down on the photocopier. And use soft felt - not the thicker, harder variety. The felt needs to be very flexible so you can turn the bodies inside out to finish them.
      Hope you find a good pattern & make some. Little kids love them!