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I have loved making things for as long as I can remember, often the messier the better. My grandma passed on to me her love of sewing and I now wish to pass that on to a generation, who hasn't grown ...

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Cleo the Cat doorstop or stuffed toy

from Jo Leatherland Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Cleo the Cat doorstop or stuffed toy
Cleo the Cat doorstop or stuffed toy
Cleo the Cat doorstop or stuffed toy Finished size

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to use a sewing machine to straight and curved seams.
  • You need to know how to use Bondaweb to fuse fabrics together
  • It would be useful if you have done some hand embroidery sewing

Pattern Description:

I love making all things cute cuddly. Cleo initially began as a birthday present for a friend, complete with tie. I was then asked to make one as a gift for another family this time with a collar. The pattern evolved from these.

The instructions are clear and easy to read with colour photos at every step. All my patterns are thoroughly tried and tested. Download my folk art bird for free to get a flavour of my patterns.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 43cm


  • 90x50cm main fabric
  • 14x5cm co-ordinating fabric
  • 14x5cm Bondaweb
  • thread
  • 2 buttons for eyes
  • 1m embroidery thread
  • 150g stuffing plus 1kg rice for doorstop OR 400g stuffing for toy
  • 25cm ribbon for collar plus craft glue OR 10x70cm fabric for tie

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine
  • pins and needle
  • scissors
  • point turner
  • iron