Here is a sweet little mouse bookmark with a long and useful tail! This one is made out of felt and sewn, but if you're doing the project with young children, you can glue the felt pieces together or use card stock or construction paper. Whichever way you make him, I'm sure you'll find he'll fast become an indispensable friend!

Materials:
felt
embroidery floss
yarn
black glass seed beads (optional)
pattern

1] Make copy of pattern.

2] Cut out materials as follows:
2 body pieces in gray or tan felt
2 ears in pink
3 pieces of yarn 24" long (I used 2 tan and 1 pink)

3] Transfer face markings and embroider face as follows:
Nose: satin stitch using 3 strands floss
Eyes: French knot using 3 strands of floss (optional: instead of French knot add 2 black seed beads)

4] Using pattern as a guide place the 2 ears on the mouse. Using 2 strands of floss, attach to mouse using a running stitch.

5] To make the tail, knot the 3 pieces of yarn together 1” from an end. Braid the 3 pieces until you are 6” from the end. Knot the tail close to the end of the braiding section. Cut the extra yarn leaving 1” beyond the knot.


6] Position the tale on the back of the front body piece. Place it so 1/2" of the braid will be inside the mouse. Tack it in place being careful not to go all the way through the felt.( If you are using paper, glue it in place and let it dry before proceeding.)

7] Pin the mouse together with wrong sides touching. Using 2 strands of embroidery floss, attach the 2 pieces using a running stitch.

8] Knot the end of 6 strands of black floss leaving a 2" tail. Referring to the pattern for placement, slide the needle between the front and back section of the mouse. Make a small knot on the other side of the nose. Clip the whiskers so they are 1/2" long.


9] Find a book you want to read, and slip your little mouse's tail in the book to mark your place!

 

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Comments

Oh, it is so nice! Thank you very much!

I made a purple one--so cute!

So glad :) Would love to see a pic. Do you have a blog or flickr account? If not, can you post a pic to our Wee Folk Art Flickr Group. Always fun to see our designs made by others!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Thank you for this beautiful bookmark !

Hola
Me he tomado la libertad de añadir un link de su página en mi blog, donde usted ofrece este tutorial.
He hecho dos en tela, son tan lindos.
Gracias por compartirlo.
Dejo mi enlace para que usted lo pueda ver,

http://poquitoapoco-loly.blogspot.com/2010/06/un-raton-en-buena-compania...
gracias

con traductor---------------
Hello
I have taken the freedom of adding a link of his page in my blog, where you offer this tutorial.
I have made two in fabric, they are so pretty.
Thank you for sharing it.
I leave my link in order that you could see it,
Thank you

Gracias por compartir, Loly. ¡Su ratón es tan adorable!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher
 

Me ha encantado el ratón,muchas gracias por compatír lo que sabes.Un abrazo
Adita

very cute in deed.

I just love this one! So easy to make yet sooo cute :) Are there other cute 'easy' designs that I can make my students do too? Thank God, I stumbled upon this one!

I love this idea!!! I could make them in different colors for Christmas. Each year I give the kids in the extended family a book and this would be a wonderful addition. This is really wonderful!!

By the way: I really enjoy your website / blog / Facebook. I enjoy making things with felt and you have so many really fun ideas. Thank you so much for sharing all your fabulous ideas! I very much appreciate your time, energy and creativity!!! Thank you!!!

You are very welcome. Would be adorable to make in different colors. Oh... a rainbow of mice... fun!

Kimara
Wee Folk Art Publisher