Sew your own toy Torah
Posted 7 May, 2012on:
I’ve been wanting a stuffed toy Torah for a while now, but they are not available locally, postage from overseas is expensive, and frankly I wanted something that looked more like a scroll and less like a multicoloured cartoon alien (see exhibit A). With Shavuot approaching, I decided to take the plunge and make my own. Thankfully at least one talented person has been smart enough to design their own toy Torah, and kind enough to put the instructions online. Thank you Sweet&Crunchy!!
Following her tutorial, I didn’t have too much trouble putting my own home-made sewn-and-stuffed toy Torah together. I used calico (approx 30cm wide x 85cm long) for the scroll, felt for the handles (approx 8.5cm diameter for the circles), a ribbon for the belt, and some leftover fancy fabric (with scalloped edge) for the cover. I only had to unpick one major blooper, so I’m feeling quite pleased with myself!
My daughter is very happy and already making plans to carry it around shul for Simchat Torah! I am hoping to make a breastplate, yad and possibly even rimonim, but the technicalities of all that will be revealed in the fullness of time (ie after I figure it out for myself!)