Free Sewing Guide! Starter Pack Plush Pattern
I haven’t started on projects from my most recent pattern poll yet, but thank you to everyone that’s casting their votes! In the meantime, I wanted to do a project that responds to some other requests — more beginner patterns!
I often come across new fans that don’t know how to sew and ask where should they start. This new pattern is my response It’s a set of sewing patterns that start at a difficulty of 1 and get progressively harder. And the whole time every technique and tool is explained for someone who’s never sewn before and is starting out at 0. I wouldn’t usually recommend a plush as someone’s very first project, especially if they’re at it alone. But I realize some new sewers just aren’t interested in a pillowcase or flat tote bag Can’t argue with that! So I do my best to give lots of information and options for however many or few tools and materials you have at your disposal.
It has a lot of the same information as the Plush Sewing Basics eBook I released a few years ago. Except in this case the techniques are explained as they come up in the pattern. So if you’re the type that learns better if you have a test project to practice on right away, this pattern is for you! It’s also great if you’re the type that prefers to see techniques used on a practical example instead of just in an illustration. So even if it has a lot of repeat information, I figure it doesn’t hurt to explain things multiple ways in case this works better for some people
I wanted to release this in January since a lot of people make it their New Year’s resolution to learn to sew. It works from a difficulty of 1 up to 4. The basic shape of the plush stays the same. It’s a cute round body very similar to a Squishmallow. Each level has 2 animals to choose from to keep things interesting. So by the end hopefully you feel like a confident beginner and can try out some of my other patterns. Especially since most of my free patterns are in the 3-4 difficulty range.
If you’re not a beginner and would like to make some of these as a quick project, there are also embroidery files available. Levels 2 through 4 have face files that are 4″ x 4″ friendly, except for the penguin which has an applique belly at 5″ x 7″.
I hope everyone is having a happy new year. And I hope this tutorial helps out anyone who’s trying sewing for the first time!
P.S. The embroidery doesn’t include the Level 1 projects, because they’re so simple I thought of them more like test projects But if you’re interested in embroidery files for them, you can find them on my Patreon (still for free).