This little rascal finishes at about 12” tall and Mariska says the skill level is Intermediate. I would agree because there are quite a few pieces to cut and sew, including some hand-sewing. On the other hand, if you love hand sewing you could easily sew this pattern all by hand, which is nice.
I used a FQ of Cotton + Steel fabric (X Dot Navy from the Penny Arcade Collection) and some Boundless Cotton solid in Porcelain for the body. The nose, eyes, and stripes on the tail are wool blend felt.
Mariska uses black felt for the eyes and stripes, but I thought it would be fun to try fuchsia. I love it!
The PDF sewing pattern is very easy to follow and contains all of the pattern pieces twice! Once set has seam allowances included, and the other set doesn’t so you can trace sewing lines right on the fabric.
I decided to use the pattern pieces without seam allowances so I could trace on the fabric. It made sewing the pieces together so simple. I learned some other sewing techniques from this pattern too, and I’m so glad I tried it.
Now I just have to decide which pattern from DIYFluffies to try next! These are my top three, but there are over 100. 🙂
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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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Sew a simple pleated face mask with just a single rectangle of fabric and 12’’ of elastic with my easy to follow sewing tutorial. You can do this – and since fabric masks are washable, you won’t have to spend money on any more disposable face coverings.
Quilt a sweet meandering quilting design that includes a little heart every now and then! This design is even easier than a regular free motion quilting meandering design because if you get quilted into a corner you can just ‘heart’ your way out of it. It’s like stitching love into your quilt!
Your racoon is very sweet (thou you are not expecting this from a racoon, they don’t have a good reputtation) 🙂
Happy weekend Caroline!!
have i missed the october block for the classic blocks qal?
These fluffies are super cute. I don’t like bats, but her fluffy bat is adorable! Good choice going w/the fuschia eyes on your raccoon. Thx for the linky.
Your Raccoon is just gorgeous Caroline! Love the colours!! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!