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Hi, I'm Pauline.
I believe that toy-making should be
SIMPLE and FUN for everyone ~
so anyone can give it a go!

Here you will be able to keep up to date with the latest happenings at the 'factory'...

See me sew my Giraffe Toy Pattern.

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-08-18 08:06:14

I have been reworking my older patterns so they are in my new fresh format which includes a step-by-step photo tutorial. Now my Raff Giraffe Sewing Pattern photo tutorial is ready to go! :)

WSP-GIRAFFE

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*** PLEASE NOTE – this in ONLY a PHOTO TUTORIAL ***
The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.

It is NOT A FREE PATTERN!

I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Giraffe Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a dachshund toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Giraffe Sewing Pattern.

 

We start with the MANE:

STEP 1

Cut the tassels of the MANE PIECES as shown on the pattern markings (about 5mm/¼inch in thickness.)

1.Giraffe-PHOTOTUTORIAL

TIP: I drew a chalk line on the felt so I could keep all the tassels the same length.

STEP 2

Pin the MANE PIECES to one of the BODY PIECES at the neck, as indicated on the pattern pieces.

2.Giraffe-PHOTOTUTORIAL

BODY:

STEP 3

Pin the other BODY PIECE to the first BODY PIECE with the MANE in between. With the MANE PIECES in place, sew the BODY PIECES together from F – L, remembering to leave a gap open for stuffing later.

3.Giraffe-PHOTOTUTORIAL

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See me sew my Sea Turtle Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-08-17 04:08:43

Yeehar! My Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern photo tutorial is ready to go! Stu would make an awesome toy for boys, but I’m sure you can make up a really gorgeous girly pink turtle too!

BEST-Stu-Sea-Turtle

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*** PLEASE NOTE – this in ONLY a PHOTO TUTORIAL ***
The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.

It is NOT A FREE PATTERN!

I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Stu Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a dachshund toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern)

 

We start with the TAIL:

STEP 1

Sew the TAIL PIECES together using the pattern markings to guide you.

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My NEW Labrador Retriever Toy Pattern is ready!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-07-24 01:57:43

My new Labrador sewing pattern is ready!

Meet Lucky the

LABRADOR!

Labrador Toy Pattern

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My NEW Guinea Pig toy pattern is ready!

Posted under BlogNEW Softie Patterns on 2017-05-25 08:44:12

My new Guinea Pig sewing pattern is ready!

Meet Gertrude

GUINEA PIG!

guinea pig soft toy

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NEW photo tutorial for Monkey Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-05-11 10:59:49

I finally made a photo tutorial for my Mitch the Monkey toy pattern! MONKEY-pattern-web

I made him in boring, ‘au-natural’ browns but look at all the fabulous fabrics and colours that my customers have used for their own Mitch Monkey toys!!!

Monkey-toy-collage.web

Mitch can be sewn with most fabrics from quilting cottons to fleece and minky and even fake fur for a fun fluffy look!

 

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