There are a lot of soft plushie patterns for kids toys, but these little dogs were so cute, I had to sew them. I think this sweet style of floppy handmade dolls will be the ‘raggedy ann’ of this generation. I decided to try Elf Pop’s Dog Pattern for someone’s birthday and they were a hit!
Elf Pop sewing patterns are very well written and come from Raynor in Scotland whose designs include charming little girl and boy dolls as well as some adorable animals.
The instructions are very thorough and even provide little tips like using fabric glue for attaching your felt pieces before you sew them on. I didn’t happen to have fabric glue on hand, but one of my kids’ glue sticks worked great. 🙂
I admit my choice of fabrics is kind of crazy. I was going for a cute dalmatian look with bright accents, but maybe it’s too busy. It doesn’t really matter, though because I know my kids will love them. Hug them, kiss them, sleep with them, even fight over who gets to hold them. It doesn’t matter how many toys we are tripping over, someone always wants what the other one is holding.
Don’t you just love those floppy arms and limbs? They are all over the place!
Here are Elf Pop’s little people dolls in case you’re not as enamored by the critters as I am. Can you get over those hairstyles? There’s one that would be just right for each of my kids.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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This morning my baby girl Chloe (she’s really 8 years old) had her first swim meet. I was up late last night finishing up a red and black racerback swimsuit from Jalie’s well-known pattern. I had heard good things about…
Well, I for one think that black and white print really DOES look like a new and improved form of dalmation spots! How clever! And the little colorful patches are also unexpected and totally adorable! I love these little softies!
Thank you Amy. Glad to hear I’m not the only one with a taste for crazy prints. 🙂
I love these so much would love to win patterns to make for my grandkids and friends babies! Thank you!
Caroline I’m so glad you liked the patterns and that the kids loved your finished dolls. You’ve done a super job and I love the prints used, especially how the tails match the ears, and those little button eyes are super cute. Raynor x
Please could you tell me how I can get this pattern? I would love to make one for my daughter x x