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Have you joined the Free MONSTER SEW ALONG?

Posted under A day in my lifeBlogFFF NewsInspirationsOther crafty stuff I love!Toy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2018-01-24 11:37:23

I was only going to tell my newsletter subscribers about this HUGE, BIG, exciting project that I am working on because I was a little nervous about how it was going to be received. My newsletter subscribers are my biggest fans – they’re always keen to hear from me, they love it when I release a new pattern and I think they generally (genuinely?) love what I do. So  THEY would be the most forgiving audience, which is very important when you’re trying

Online LIVE VIDEO CALLS
for the first time!!!

 

It seems… they are LOVING the LIVE CALLS… and I am having such fun!

 

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So I want to let you know – there’s still time for yout come join us! As a grand kick-off celebration for the Sew Many Funky Friends Club… I’ll tell you more about that later, I’m hosting a

FREE online
MONSTER SEW-ALONG!

The sew-along centred around my easy monster sewing pattern – The Mix & Match Monsters pattern. It’s a quick, SIMPLE toy sewing pattern so you can ALL come and sew with me! AND guess what – if you come and join in for the MONSTER SEW-ALONG you will get the pattern for free!


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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! :)

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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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!!!

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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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New photo tutorial for my Ozzie Octopus Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-02-23 23:31:37

I fell in LOVE with this Octopus Garden fabric when I saw the Hello Love fabric range by Heather Bailey at Quilt Market. I bought all 3 colourways of the fabric from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric.

Heather Bailey Quilt Market 2016

I KNOW you don’t have to make a soft toy octopus in octopus fabric, BUT how cool does Ozzie Octopus look in Heather’s Octopus Garden fabric?

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