Pattern Review: Sewing Simplicity 1083 – the cutest Doggie Softie Pattern!


Well, hello there! Aren’t you adorable! And you came from a $1 pattern! I sewed up the Dog softie sewing pattern Simplicity 1083 for my daughter for Christmas and she turned out even better than I had hoped.
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Have you ever seen a dog in a diaper, lol? There is a little hole in this diaper for the dog’s tail. I love it.

I grabbed this pattern (Simplicity 1083) at Joann’s over the Black Friday weekend when they were only $1. It comes with a small dog and a whole bunch of accessories. So far I’ve sewn the dog, the bow, the diaper…

And this cute tote! I still want to make the bone and the baby bottle. Besides getting the pattern for a steal, the faux fur was left over from sewing 5 owls and a llama (all from 1 yard!). Don’t you love it when being able to sew works out so well? Patterns from the ‘Big 4’ companies often go on sale at Joann’s and Hobby Lobby, so if you want to sew this little puppy watch for another sale and get yours too!

Most of the pattern pieces are quite small, and all of them have 1/4” seam allowances. So I would put it at intermediate level. It didn’t take very long, though. I used fusible fleece for stabilizer in the tote, fyi.

I am so excited for Christmas and seeing my kids open all the presents I’ve been sewing!

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.


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