Materials: (yardages are approximate and based on optimal placement)
12" x 18" felt color A (Copper Kettle)
8" x 10" felt color B (Pumpkin Spice)
8" x 8" felt color C (Beige)
Scrap felt color D (Black)
Embroidery floss color A (Copper) (DMC 301)
Embroidery floss color D (Black) (DMC 310)
Embroidery floss color E (Gold) (DMC 783)
2 3/4" buttons with 4 holes for eyes
2 1/2" buttons with 4 holes for irises
Stuffing (wool or polyfil)
Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottom
Directions: (All seams are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.)
1] Download pattern and make copies.
2] Cut out pattern pieces as follows:
Color A (Copper Kettle)
2 body pieces (front and back)
2 ear pieces
Color B (Pumpkin Spice)
2 ear pieces
Color C (Beige)
1 bandana front
1 bandana back
Color D (Black)
3] Use pattern to transfer plaid markings to bandana front and back. Using 6 strands of color E (Gold), stem stitch the lines of the plaid. Stop lines an 1/8" before the edge.
4] Using the pattern as a guide, pin bandana front and back in place. (Make sure the bandana front and back match at the sides. When the front and back are sewn together, you want the bandana pieces to match.) Using 3 strands of color A (copper), blanket stitch bandana front to the right side of body front and bandana back to the right side of body back.
5] Using the pattern as a guide, pin snout to the face. Using 3 strands of color A (copper), blanket stitch the 2 straight sides of the snout to the face.(Do not sew the bottom of the jaw.)
6] Referring to the pattern, place face on the right side of the body front. It will overlap the bandana. Pin in place. Using 3 strands of color A (copper), blanket stitch the sides and jaw of the face to the body.
7] Using the pattern as a guide, pin nose to the snout. Using 2 strands of color D (black), use a running stitch to attach the nose to the snout.
8] Using the pattern as a guide, sew on buttons. Start by sewing the 3/4" buttons in place using 2 strands of color D (black). Then, matching holes, and with 2 strands of color D (black), sew the 1/2" buttons over the 3/4" buttons.
9] Transfer the 3 swirls to the dogs’s front. Using 6 strands of color E (gold), stem stitch the swirl design.
10] Using 3 strands of color A (copper), blanket stitch one color A ear to one color B ear. Do the same for other ear.
11] Using the pattern as a guide, position the ears with color B (pumpkin) against the dog’s face. The ears should line up with the top of the head and will cover the eyes. Pin or baste in place.
12] Using the pattern as a guide, position the tail to the dog’s back. Pin in place. Using 3 strands of color A (copper), blanket stitch the tail to the dog’s back. DO NOT stitch the bottom edge of the tail to the back.
13] With right sides together, stitch front to back leaving a 2 1/2” opening as indicated on the pattern. (This opening will be used to turn dog right side out after the bottom has been added.) Make sure to reinforce the edges of the opening so it does not unravel during the turning process. (This step can be done be by hand or with a sewing machine. If sewing by hand make sure to use very small stitches.)
14] With right sides together, pin bottom in place matching side seams and notches. Sew in place.
15] Turn dog right side out.
16] Using beans, gravel or sand, fill the bottom of the dog to the opening.
17] Tightly fill the remainder of the dog with wool or polyfil. Pack tightly without stressing seams.
18] Using a blind stitch and 2 strands of color A (copper), sew up opening.
19] Give your puppy a name, take a pic and put it on Wee Folk Art’s flickr group! Meet Horace!
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