Tina from Miss Daisy Patterns is a craft practitioner, writer and facilitator living in the west coast of Ireland. Her work covers the disciplines of pattern drafting and design using textiles, felt, hand and machine embroidery, crochet and graphic design. Tina’s sewing patterns and tutorials are available online via her website. Take a peek in her shop for creative designs like Tina’s popular Tommy Toadstool PDF pattern and Doris Daisy too!

Tina shares her happy style with us in her Ice Cream + Ice Pop Softie tutorial. She has a free PDF pattern for both softies, plus easy instructions so you can fill a full summer with her fun characters. Find more from Tina at Miss Daisy Patterns!

Materials:
Ice Pop:

  • 2 A4 Sheets of Deep Pink Felt
  • 2 A4 Sheets of Light Pink Felt
  • 2 A4 Sheets of Lemon Felt
  • Small Amount of Pink Felt for the Cheeks
  • Small Amount of Black Felt for the Eyes
  • Cream Machine Sewing Thread
  • Light Pink Embroidery Thread/Floss (to match the felt for the cheeks)
  • Black Embroidery Thread/Floss (to match the felt for the eyes)
  • Craft Filler for Stuffing
  • Patterns

Ice Cream:

  • 2 A4 Sheets of Pink Felt
  • 2 A4 Sheets of Light Beige Felt
  • Small Amount of Pink Felt for the Cheeks
  • Small Amount of Black Felt for the Eyes
  • Pink Machine Sewing Thread
  • Light Pink Embroidery Thread/Floss (to match the felt for the cheeks)
  • Black Embroidery Thread/Floss (to match the felt for the eyes)
  • Craft Filler for Stuffing
  • Patterns

Tools:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Printer + A4 Paper
  • Paper + Material Scissors
  • Chopstick (to help with turning + stuffing the softies)
  • Pins
  • Sewing Needles (one with a large eye to take four strands of embroidery thread/floss)

How To Make the Ice Pop:
Download and print out the pattern at 100 % on A4 paper.

Cut out two deep pink from Pattern A, and two light pink + two yellow from the Pattern B. Also cut out two pink cheeks and two black eyes.

Using the pattern as a guide, position the cheeks and eyes onto the deep pink felt section of the Ice Pop.

Whipstitch appliqué the cheeks into position using two strands of the pink embroidery thread/floss.

Whipstitch appliqué the eyes into position, again using two strands of the black embroidery thread/floss.

Using the face pattern as a rough guide, fill in the eyebrows and the mouth with a backstitch.

Use four strands of embroidery thread/floss to work the backstitch and the needle with the large eye.

Line up the deep pink and the light pink felt material pieces right side to right side, and pin together as shown in the photo.

Machine sew together along the pinned line only, leaving a ¼” seam allowance.

Line up the light pink and the lemon felt material pieces right side to right side, and pin together as shown in the photo.

Machine sew together along the pinned line only, leaving a ¼” seam allowance.

Open up the entire Ice Pop felt piece and pin together, material right side to side.

Mark a 2” opening at the bottom end of the softie and pin.

Machine sew around the entire circumference leaving a ¼” seam allowance.

Remember to leave the opening at the base of the Ice Pop for turning and stuffing.

Trim off the excess felt at the bottom two corners and turn the Ice Pop right side out.

Stuff the Ice Pop Softie with the craft filler.

Close the opening using a Ladder stitch.

How To Make the Ice Cream:
Download and print out the pattern at 100 % on A4 paper.

Cut out two pink ice cream sections and two cone sections from the patterns downloaded. Also cut out two pink cheeks and two black eyes.

Using the pattern as a guide, position the cheeks and eyes onto the top section of the Ice Cream.

Whipstitch appliqué the cheeks into position using two strands of the pink embroidery thread/floss.

Whipstitch appliqué the eyes into position, again using two strands of the black embroidery thread/floss.

Fill in the eyebrows and the mouth with a backstitch.

Use four strands of embroidery thread/floss to work the backstitch and the needle with the large eye.

Pin the Ice Cream section to the cone section, making sure they are mirror opposites of each other.

Machine-sew the ice cream to the cone along the pinned line, using the cream machine thread.

Place the two sides of the Ice Cream together– material facing right side to right side– and pin.

Leave a space open for turning and stuffing on the pattern.

Machine-sew around the entire circumference, taking your time on the curved sections.

Turn the Ice Cream right side out using the chopstick to gently smooth out the curved areas.

Stuff with the craft filler; the chopstick can be used to maneuver the filler into the corners.

Close the opening with the ladder stitch.

Your Ice Cream + Ice Pop Softie Cushions are now ready to use!