For the first free pattern of 2021, I wanted to knock out a classic animal that had been on my list for a while, a cute koala! It’s really about time I introduced an Australian native, since so many adorable animals come from there.
This one has a basic shape, similar to the Panda from August of last year. It has the typical big head and little body style I do. The arms and legs have optional claws, and the face has the iconic big nose. It also features big fluffy ears, which would work especially great with faux fur fabric.
The centers of the ears are sewn in a really tight curved seam, but you could also applique them instead. In addition, the arms and legs are sewn into the side seams, so that part of the instructions can get a little crowded. With all that in mind, I rated it a 3/10. It might feel like a 4 if you’re not used to the curved sewing though.
As always, the pattern comes with both applique templates if you’ve got a regular sewing machine or embroidery files if you have an embroidery machine 🙂 Everything fits 4″ x 4″ hoops, you’ll just need to rotate the fabric for the face to make it fit.
I hope you all like it!