Last year about this time while mowing the lawn I came up with the idea of making a felt candy corn pattern. I was SUPER EXCITED about the whole thing, so excited that I became utterly obsessed with food with a face. See what mowing the lawn does to you? I sent my kid out to mow the lawn today and started working on a new candy corn pattern: Harry Potter and friends.
You can follow the instructions on last year’s post for the base pattern and basic corny assembly, and you can download the pattern by clicking this random keyboard smash: fkjalfkajflkajfe. Both patterns are included in that one pdf for your confectionery enjoyment!
- Assemble the entire front and the entire back before sewing them together for ease of construction. Instead of leaving the back entirely orange, I added the white tip since there is hair in the back. The black robe covers up the yellow part, though, so don’t worry about that.
- The edges with the dotted lines are for the back: the bottom of the robe, the bottom of the hair line, etc. Cut one piece with the dotted line bits attached and another piece without them.
- I drew the eyes and mouths on just for visual interest. With the exception of Mr. Potter’s glasses, you can adjust the eyes to suit your needs – use beads, safety eyes, googly eyes, whatever. I used small circles of felt for the eyes and also added eyebrows.
- The stripes on the scarf can be done in embroidery floss rather than felt if you have some of the right color! I didn’t have any and used felt – just cut a thin strip and sewed it on, trimmed the extra, and then sewed on another strip. Easy-peasy and only took about 10 minutes.
- If you don’t like the floating tie (I totally do), a couple of strips of felt to connect the tie to the robe wouldn’t be unheard-of.
- Ron can be made with or without the R!
- I wish Hermione had more distinguishing features than just her funky messed up hair!
Sweet little Ron – I could just eat him up! Good thing I’m more fond of looking at candy corn than eating it this year!
I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the pattern or the process, just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible. Barring attacks by bears that want to steal my identity, of course.