Trust a loyal BB-8 droid to keep your little one warm and cozy this winter. Print the pattern below and follow the instructions to make a hot water bottle cover inspired by one of our favorite characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Once complete, snuggle up and enjoy a movie marathon filled with some epic crafts and recipes.
Time: 3 hours
What You’ll Need
- 1/3 yard black fleece
- 1/4 yard white fleece
- Fleece or felt pieces in light grey, orange, and burgundy
- White or light grey thread
- Sewing machine
- Hot water bottle
How To Make It
- Print out the pieces from the PDF provided. Match the colored arrows tip to tip, and tape pieces together for the Back Body and Front Body pieces.
- Cut out the Front Head, Front Body, and Back Body pieces from the black fleece. Cut out the detail pieces from the appropriate colors in felt and/or fleece, according to the pattern provided.
- Fold and pin the bottom edge (flat edge) of the Front Head under 1/4″ to the wrong side. Sew along the edge, removing pins as you sew to create a finished edge. Fold and pin the top edge of the Front Body under 1/4″ to the wrong side. Sew along the edge, removing pins as you sew to create a finished edge. This will later become the opening for the hot water bottle to be inserted.
- Assemble the detail pieces onto the Front Head and Front Body Pieces according to the layout picture in the pattern provided. Pin pieces in place.
- Sew detail pieces onto the Front Head and Front Body using white or light grey thread.
- Place Front Head and Front Body piece on top of Back Body piece (right sides together) and pin in place.
- Sew around all edges with 1/4” seam allowance. Add extra re-enforcing stitches where the Front Head and the Front Body pieces meet, by doing 2-3 back and forth stitches over the meeting point. Clip the bottom corners and clip into the top head curve, being careful to avoid cutting into stitches.
- Turn the head and body through the opening. The hot water bottle cover is complete! Fill the hot water bottle according to manufacturer’s instructions and place it inside the body, then pull the head over the top.
This was made for a standard 2 quart hot water bottle approx. 7.5″ x 13.5″ when laid flat. You may need to slightly adjust the pattern to fit your hot water bottle.
Cutting and sewing should be done by an adult.