For several days J had been asking for a shield. He needs this as he is always fighting dragons and thus could use the extra protection. While he patiently waited for a shield to arrive he would resort to using whatever happened to be within arms reach: a throw pillow, a book, and even his breakfast plate complete with breakfast.
He really needed a shield!
So here is what I made:
I took a pizza box and cut out the shape I wanted. Arranged felt squares over the top, cut them out and sewed them together with bias tape. Cut felt for the back and sewed two pieces of wide elastic for the handles. Sewed front piece to back piece, right sides together leaving an opening at the bottom and turned right side out, slid the pizza box shape in and stuffed the front a bit to give the shield some bulk and some padding when he rams into the dragons. Finally I hand sewed the bottom shut and presented it to my knight.
It measures roughly 13x12 inches.
He loves it but has misplaced his sword....now onto more medieval weaponry crafting.