One of my nephews recently turned 2. He loves trains, so I knew I wanted a gift that was very much train themed.
I had originally hoped to adapt this Sweetbriar Sisters pattern to make a train, as I've used it before to make cars (which I've just realised I haven't blogged!) but the proportions weren't working out, so that was put aside for this train!
Internally, the train is made from upholstery foam cut into the appropriate shapes and a cork for the funnel. I then cut rectangles from a variety of coloured felts, and stitched them up to contain the foam, adding details such as windows and wheels.
I stitched velcro dots to the back of the engine and the fronts and backs of the carriages so they can be attached, detached and rearranged.
The birthday boy was thrilled with it, and enjoyed pushing and pulling it around the picnic table we were sat at!