Wee Mouse Tin House

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Wee Mouse Tin House Pattern


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Sewing: Wee Mouse Tin House
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This pattern is written for folks who have had some basic sewing and embroidery experience and who are familiar with common sewing terms.

Pattern Description:

Make a tiny friend from scraps and take it with you wherever you go! This wee little mouse is designed to fit inside an empty Altoids(r) tin and will slide easily into a purse or backpack. Can be made for a girl or a boy, depending on the colors you choose.

This pattern features:

Tiny corduroy or flannel mouse
Stuffed pillow
Teeny teddy bear friend for the mouse

I've included lots of tips and tricks for easy construction -- No need to be afraid of tiny!

Included in this original eight page pattern are color pictures, detailed step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams for every step.

Materials used to make the wee mouse are commonly available and probably in your scrap pile already! They include: corduroy OR flannel, wool or wool-blend felts, cotton ticking, stuffing and coordinating thread and floss. A combination of machine and some hand sewing are used. Freezer paper is also used to make construction simple and easy.

This pattern is in PDF format on 8.5 x 11 paper, so you can print it from your regular printer at home on standard paper or card stock, as many times as you need for personal use.

COTTAGE INDUSTRY SELLERS: If you are a home sewer, YES, it is OK to make and sell items from this pattern as long as you credit me for the pattern in your listing/hangtags. No mass production allowed. Please check my blog for details: http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/p/cottage-industry-info.html

This pattern is copyrighted by Larissa Holland, all rights reserved. Do not share, distribute or publish any portion of the pattern. It is unlawful to copy or resell this pattern. Thanks for respecting the copyright!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Mouse and mouse bed all fit inside a 1.76 oz Altoids tin.
  • Please note: This pattern is for a toy with very small parts that may pose a choking hazard. I do not recommend making this for any child under the age of three.


  • empty Altoids tin, scraps of corduroy (or flannel), scraps of wool felt, and scraps of cotton ticking.

You Will Also Need:

  • poly stuffing, air soluble marker, freezer paper, coordinating embroidery floss and thread, and Fabri-Tac or similar fabric glue.

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 5 reviews)
BBrown on craftsy.com

Excellent Fun little project!  September 15, 2013

I made one of these for my 2-year-old daughter just to throw in the diaper bag whenever I need a "busy" toy. It's so cute! The only thing I think that can make this a difficult project is that it's so small. The size can make it hard to sew. I used fleece for the mouse...it's so soft.

Bobileebob on craftsy.com

Excellent Wee Mouse Tin House.  July 22, 2013

I loved making this project for my 4 year old grand daughter. I embellished it with buttons and made the arms and legs form rolled selvage from a faux fur fabric/

therese.sh111081 on craftsy.com

Excellent Wee Mouse Tin House  April 8, 2013

These little guys are the cutest thing ever. Pattern was perfect - the sewing is a little fiddly but the instructions are just right.

Jill-1234 on craftsy.com

Excellent I made another Wee Mouse Tin House  March 2, 2013

I prefer making the mouse from corduroy. My first was made of flannel. The corduroy just has a nicer look/feel. Fun to make. Will make a cute gift.

Jill-1234 on craftsy.com

Excellent My wee mouse tin house  March 1, 2013

Cute pattern! Enjoyed making it. Will be a cute gift for my neice.

About Designer

About Designer

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Hi! My name is Larissa Holland and I like to make stuff and drink coffee. I blog my creative life at mmmcrafts.blogspot.com. Come visit!

I am: A follower of Christ, wife of my hero, SAHM to two crazy girlies, home school teacher, graphic designer, paper cutter, sewing junkie, and voracious reader. I'm addicted to all things artsy and craftsy. And coffee.

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