Developing a rug do it yourselfSeptember 23, 2010
If you want your baby to have fun and explore the world with comfort, you will need information on how to make a developing rug with your own hands. This useful and bright toy will help your child learn new games and develop harmoniously. The stores sell many models of educational rugs with different configurations, there are universal mats, music, with or without toys. You can make such a rug on your own, the main thing is to comply with safety requirements and use natural harmless materials.
The article gives an example of making a developing rug in the form of a bear, which can also serve as a seat in a stroller - in this case the bear’s head serves as a soft headrest, and the legs on the sides serve as armrests.
For the manufacture of the rug, we need patterns of parts:
- Bear's body is a pentagon with sides of 30 cm.
- Paws are regular triangles with rounded vertices and sides of 30 cm. (4 children).
- The lower part is connected sides of triangles with four sides of a pentagon.
- Head - oval 22x30 cm (2 children), can be used from an old soft toy
- Ears (4 children)
- Details for covering of arches of 15 * 150 cm (2 children.)
- A circle with a diameter of 15 cm.
Manufacturing technology developmental rug
First we make the arc. To do this, a plastic hoop with a diameter of 90 cm is cut in half and we get 2 arcs. We cut out 2 strips of foam rubber 10 mm thick with a size of 11x140 cm. We fold the strips of foam rubber and the corresponding fabric parts in half and obtain parts 5.5 cm wide. Excess fabric is wrapped inside and stitched along the edge of the long side. Then we arc and sew the fabric on the short sides of the arcs. To the ends of each arc we sew ribbons 40 cm long so that we have 2 tails of 20 cm each.
Then go to making a rug. On one of the details of the head of the bear we embroider the eyes, mouth and nose, or we make applications. We sew the details of the head face to face and put the finished ears, leaving a non-sewn section in the center below. We turn out the part, stitch the oval of the spout and fill the rest with a padding polyester. From it we cut out the details of the underside (3 pcs.).The synthetic winterizer can be replaced with foam rubber or batting.
From the fabric of various textures and colors (velvet, linen, fleece, velor, cotton) we cut out all the details of the rug. We sew the torso and legs and get the upper part. We impose the resulting upper part on the synthetic winterizer; on the tops of the legs, we attach ribbons 8 cm long, folded in half, with free ends to the shear and we get loops. Then we scribble the lower part around the perimeter so that the layers are facing each other and leave the unstitched place for sewing the head at the top of the part. After that, we turn out the product, we reject the pentagon in the places of attachment of the legs.
We sew the head to the body by hand, combining the non-leveled areas. After this, we tie the arcs crosswise to the eyelets and fix them together in the center with the help of hooks with velcro. On the same strap can hang various toys. To do this, we cut out rectangles of 17x8 cm, the size of the hlyastik in finished form is 15x3, this is enough for a tight girth of arcs.