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Brave Lion Pattern


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I made this lion for my daughter, after she convinced me into making it by saying (while feverish and sick) that she needed a lion because "lions brave, ROAR!" The pattern is a 12 page pattern (including 3 pages of templates) with over 35 color pictures illustrating the steps. It's a pretty simple pattern, but because it involves small seam allowances you'll need to have good control of your machine or it can be a bit tricky. The lion itself is about 18 inches from mane to toe, is stuffed with polyfil, and great for hugs. As with most of my patterns, this pattern is ok for use for the cottage industry sewer. You can make lions for your own personal use, to give as gifts, or to sell (as long as you credit Snugglebug University for the design and are not mass producing it). The pattern itself cannot be copied or resold. Because of the digital nature of this pattern, I can't offer refunds. However, if you find something to be unclear, I'd be more than happy to clarify anything via email. You can contact me at snugglebuguniversity (At) . BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sewing straight seams, back-stitching (and when to use) with a sewing machine. (Standard sewing skills) Ability to adjust length and width of zig zag stitch on your sewing machine for attaching the nose, belly and heart on. Experience with basic hand embroidery stitches to embroider the face, as well as how to separate embroidery floss and thread a needle. Using a ladder stitch to close lion opening if you don't want the seam to show (optional) Pressing with an iron to fold in seam allowances. Some experience using fusible interfacing is helpful, but not required. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Lion measure about 18 inches tall from mane to toe

Recommended with this pattern

  • Scissors for cutting fabric and for cutting paper.
  • Basic sewing machine with regular presser foot.
  • Needle and embroidery floss for hand embroidering the face on

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