Free Pattern Softie Sheep



Materials:
* Unbleached cotton - 30 cm x 40 cm (12 in x 16 in)
(body and outside ears)
* Vintage fabric - 25 cm x 30 cm ( 10 in x 12 in)
(legs and inside ears)
* Felt (eyes and tail)
* Stuffing - polyfill

Instructions:
Download free sewing pattern here.

Trace and cut out the pattern. With right sides facing, pin down the leg-fabrics. Sew the leg-pattern to the fabrics. Do not sew the top of the legs. Turn right-side out.

With right sides facing, pin down the ear-fabrics. Please notice that both ears should be mirrored. Sew the ear-pattern to the fabrics. Leave a 2 cm (1 in) opening for turning right-side out. Turn right-side out. Hand-sew the opening closed.

Put the legs into position and pin down. Sew the notches in the body closed. Please notice that both body parts should be mirrored. Double- stitch over the legs.

Put the eyes into position. Hand-sew the eyes to the head. Put the ears into position. Hand-sew the ears to the head. Only the upper part of the ears is attached to the body part as shown on the pattern provided. Hand-sew the squiggly line as shown on the pattern to make it extra firm.

Fold the fabric for the tail in half and pin down. Hand sew together with a blanket stitch. With right sides facing, put the two body parts together and pin down. Put the tail into position and pin down. Sew from point e to point g. Double- stitch over the tail. Turn right-side out.

Stuff the back of the body. Put the chin into position and pin down. Hand-sew one side of the chin to the body starting from point e. Hand-sew from point e to point f and then to point g. Hand-sew the other side of the chin to the body from point e to point f. Using a stuffing stick, push small amounts of stuffing into the front of the body. Hand-sew from point f to point g.

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intended for non commercial use only

2 comments:

bunny said...

Thank you so much. I'm going to make three of these cute sheep for our Easter baskets.
Your directions are very clear. I can't wait to start!

jojoebi said...

I hope you don't mind, I have added one of your tutorials to my 100+ fat quarter tutorials post, thank you for sharing :o)
jo
http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2010/02/fabric-swap-100-fat-quarter-tutorials.html

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