Years ago I used to make vests to sell at crafts shows. Hmmm, so what do vests have to do with angels, you might ask. Well, when I would cut away the seam allowances of the vests, I would be left with lots of long narrow strips of fabric. I didn't want to throw it away so I started saving all of it.
Eventually, I developed this design. The narrow strips of fabric became the skirt of the angel. Another scrap became the arms. The heads are stuffed with tiny scraps of batting trimmed off of quilts that I make. The wings are from larger scraps of batting. I was so happy to be able to recycle stuff that I normally would have thrown away.
Soon, these angels became so popular that I ran out of vest trimmings and had to start using other scrap fabric. However, in keeping with the recycling theme of the original angels, I still use as much scrap as I can in each of these angels.
Now, a few weeks ago, someone saw the finished angels that I have for sale on etsy. She asked if I had a pattern available. At the time, I did not. But, she gave me the kick in the pants that I needed to finally create this pattern and instructions.
The finished angel uses doll hair, small silk flowers, a fat quarter of fabric or fabric scraps, batting scraps, eyelets, muslin, and cord. They are about 11" long from the top of the wings to the bottom of the skirt.
The pattern includes:
• A detailed tutorial with step by step instructions and color photographs
• Full size pattern pieces printable on 8 1/2 by 11" paper
• A list of materials required