Pippa and Rascal- A Free Softie Pattern!
OK, I've failed. I can't figure out where to upload a pdf pattern so that you can all download it without having to sign up for something! Sooo.....we're just going to enjoy the pattern here on the blog for now until I get that set up. Sound good? Good!
Here it is!
I did as you all suggested and combined the two prototype foxes to make a perfect little fox, who I've name "Pippa" (no, not after that Pippa). I also created a slightly variated version; a raccoon named "Rascal"!
As I was making them, I developed little personalities for them in my mind. Do you ever do that? I had this ridiculous little notion that Pippa and Rascal were great friends who've known each other since childhood, and even though they pretend to be annoyed at each other's differences, they are secretly kind of in love with each other.
(OK. I know. I have no life.) :o)
Of course, "Rascal" can be a "Regina" and "Pippa" could be a "Peter", just choose a different fabric and it can be for a boy or girl!
You could even make your own felt bows or bow ties for them. Just have fun!
Here's the how-to:
· Print the pattern pieces at the bottom of the post and use them to cut out the instructed amount of pieces from your choice of fabric. Use felt for the facial features, tummy and tail pieces.
· Place the felt pieces on desired areas and sew on with matching thread (be sure to match up the tail stripes!).
· Pin the leg, arm, ear and tailpieces on top of each other, with right sides facing.
· Sew together, leaving the top of the arms and legs open, and the bottom of the ears and tail open.
· To move along the curves easily, while the needle is down, lift the presser foot and move the fabric over slightly. Lower the presser foot and continue sewing.
· Cut small notches in around the curved seams, or trim with pinking shears.
· Turn right side out and press.
· Then stuff arms and legs with polyester filling
· Baste the openings of arms and legs closed.
· Then pin and baste the arms, ears and tail to the front body piece as pictured.
· Put the back body piece over the front body piece, right sides facing and arms, ears and tail sandwiched in-between.
· Sew together, leaving the bottom end open.
· Turn right side out.
· Pin and baste legs to the front body piece.
· Stuff the body.
· Fold under the edges of the front and back body pieces, and pin well.
· Stitch closed using a slip stitch.
(Click the pattern pieces to print enlarged versions.)