I made this pajama outfit for our nephew Ross. I found the "Crab Patrol" fabric at Joann's. I used the picture of the crab on the fabric to make a big one to applique onto the t-shirt. I used red felt for his body, white felt and black paint for his eyes, and a narrow white ribbon for his mouth. I used my sewing machine to stitch all the way around the crab. The pajama pants were made using Simplicity pattern #5271.
I could not resist making this crab toy to go with Ross's pajamas. I used Simplicity craft pattern #8091 to make my very first bean bag toy. I found the pattern brand new at a thrift store a while back with the hopes of learning how to make these. The pattern includes several other fun animals to make like a snake or lady bug. I used fleece for his body, embroidery floss for his feelers, and plastic eyes for the outside of him. For the inside, I stuffed his legs with fiberfill and his main body with bean bag pellets. Most of it was sewn with my machine; after filling the body with the pellets, I had to do a ladder stitch on the underside of him.
Last I heard, Ross was playing with his little crab, hanging him around his neck--wish I could have seen him.:) It's so rewarding to make things that you know people will love and cherish for years to come.