Tessie Fay

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I'm Tessie. I'm an artist and surface pattern designer living in Minnesota.

Mouse in a Tin of Altoids

Mouse in a Tin of Altoids

Are you ready for some serious cuteness? I just finished making this little mouse in a tin and I am seriously DYING. She is just so darn adorable!

Little Mouse in a Tin. Hand sewn felt mouse with mattress pillow and blanket all inside a tin of Altoids.

She is made of felt and sewn by hand complete with her own little mattress, pillow and blanket.

Little Mouse in a Tin. Hand sewn felt mouse with mattress pillow and blanket all inside a tin of Altoids.

The sweet little mouse is sewn from this pattern from Gingermelon.

Adorable little hand sewn felt mouse. Pattern from Gingermelon ETSY shop.

At three inches tall she fits perfectly in the palm of my hand.

Tiny Felt mouse. Pattern from Gingermelon ETSY shop.

She sleeps in a little Altoids tin with her mattress, pillow and felt blanket.

Little Mouse in a Tin. Hand sewn felt mouse with mattress pillow and blanket all inside a tin of Altoids.

The blanket is just a square piece of felt. I did a blanket stitch around the edge and sewed a small piece of lace to the top.

Hand stitched felt blanket for a little mouse in a tin.

The mattress and pillow were simple to make. Here are the steps to make your own:

Start with a scrap of fabric measuring 5"x8" and trace the shape of the Altoids tin on the wrong side of the fabric.

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.
Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Fold the fabric in half (right sides together) and cut a rectangle of quilt batting (or felt) slightly larger than the Altoids tin.

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.
Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Place the batting (or felt) under the folded fabric and sew all three layers together using your pencil line as a guide. Don't forget to leave a small opening on one side.

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.
Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Trim the fabric to 1/8 inch around the stitching.

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Using the small opening turn your mattress right side out and press.

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Hand sew your opening shut and you have a little mattress that fits perfectly into your tin!

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Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Repeat these same steps for the pillow and your little mouse is all ready to be tucked in.

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

Sweet dreams little mouse!

Tutorial for a little felt mouse in an Altoids tin.

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