Up next on my pattern poll for this year is a request for an opossum! These are obviously very underrated little darlings and I couldn’t resist the urge to make them extra cute! They have big shining eyes with big ears, tiny fingers and toes, curly tails, and slightly longer snouts than I usually make. It was while I was designing it that I discovered the longer snouts make them not friendly to 4″ x 4″ embroidery hoop users. So I created a tiny version that is 4″ x 4″ friendly — in doing so I created a mama and baby opossum set!
So the pattern includes two sizes — the mama is about 7″ tall and the baby is about 30% smaller at 5″ tall. They both have the same construction, but slightly different pattern shapes. I found that the mama size looks especially nice in longer faux fur fabric 🤩 I used Shannon Luxury Shag for a really impressive result.
The forehead has a y-seam, and all of the arms and legs are sewn on by hand so you can make different poses. So with all that in mind I rated it a 4/10 in difficulty. As always, the pattern comes with applique templates to make the face if you’re using a regular sewing machine or working by hand. There are also embroidery files available if you have an embroidery machine. If you have a 5″ x 7″ hoop, you can sew the mama size quite easily, and if you have a 4″ x 4″ hoop, you can make the baby size.
I hope you all like it!