My daughter had fun making this and it turned out so cute. She was making it for her cousin. This is one of those times when you tell your kids no to something and they figure out a way to make it on their own. I would use wool felt next time. I think they would hold up much better, especially the kind of abuse that kids put the toys they love thru.It was her first sewing project and I think she did great. Say no to your kids sometimes and see how resourceful they can be.