To keep him quiet on a super long car journey, I made a cuddly Henry. If you've found this page by googling for "Henry Hoover Sewing Pattern", then welcome! I googled that too! I couldn't find a pattern, so I made up the pattern myself using the magic of geometry. I think I used this image as a basis.
Henry is made from felt (because that's what I had to hand). He's about 6" diameter.
|Check me wheels.|
Henry's cheeky face is more felt appliquéd to the front. I correctly predicted that Toddler would immediately enquire about where Henry's tube nose was, but too bad because (a) I couldn't think of a way to make one look good and (b) I ran out of black felt.
I secretly made him in the evenings and I totally had to hide his iconic little face during the day so Toddler didn't clock him.
|Fiddly letters are such a pain.|
Henry's front wheels turned out to be such a fiddle that they had to be stitched entirely by hand, and I'm not a fan of hand-stitching. Also, I ran out of time before we left for the journey so they were attached during a traffic jam on the M4 when the road was closed and toddler happened to nod off.
Henry also has an appliquéd top winder wheel and hand-sewn knob thing. But no on-off switches because I didn't have any green felt to hand. Shame.
I'm pleased to note that Henry has been promoted to bed-time companion alongside Doggy and Ted.