I am a mother of an infant son living in Tokyo with my Japanese husband who is a teacher in a public elementary school. I decided to make my son toys myself after being disappointed with the ...
I am a mother of an infant son living in Tokyo with my Japanese husband who is a teacher in a public elementary school. I decided to make my son toys myself after being disappointed with the selection of toys for purchase at the big stores and the big price that goes with them. I also wanted him to be able to enjoy things that Mama made just for him. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was about 5 years old but I only recently started making my own patterns. I would love if others could use my patterns to make special gifts for their loved ones too.
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I wanted to make a small stuffed dog for my son but when I searched for patterns I was only finding very flat looking designs. I wanted something with more dimension. So I sat down with my pencil and started sketching out a design. The dog in the picture is the result of my pattern test to make sure it works. While some of the tight curves on the small pieces don't make this a good design for an absolute beginner, the pattern includes very detailed instructions with photos demonstrating the steps to make it as easy as possible to get the same results I did. If you are a novice and want to try this pattern I would suggest enlarging it to 150% so you don't have to struggle with the tiny pieces and tight curves. But keep in mind that enlarging the pattern will enlarge the seam allowances too.