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Free Pattern Friday! Penguin Plush

Hey everyone!

I technically already created a penguin plush back in March of 2015 when I did Gunter from Adventure Time. But I was still getting requests for a penguin, haha! 😀 So I figured I should tackle a more classic penguin look, possibly with a different pose? Which is where my friend had the idea to make it look like it’s sliding on its belly! The idea seemed too cute to pass up ❤

The pattern itself doesn’t have a lot of pieces, so the penguins come together rather quickly 😀 The most difficult part is sewing the bottom, as there are some curves involved. But if you take it slow it’s not quite so bad. Altogether I’d call it a 3/10 in difficulty.

You can sew all the features with fusible web applique or using the embroidery files I’ve included below. The version of the face which includes applique for the top point needs a 5” x 7” hoop. But I’ve also included an amended 4” x 4” version without the applique and blush marks which still gets the job done 😀 I hope you all like it!


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New Shop Item & Sale! Fairy Tale Collection Embroidery!

Hey everyone!
For those of you with embroidery machines, I’m slowly but surely adding more files for my paid patterns for sale 😀 For this next update I thought I should tackle my most popular patterns – the ones in my Fairy Tale Collection. That includes the Laying Dragon, Sitting Dragon, Peryton, Unicorn/Pegasus, Phoenix, and Griffin.

Just like with my other files so far, these bundles include the embroidery to use specifically with the partner pattern along with instructions. And they include standalone eye files in 7 sizes that you can use them with other projects. They’re also useful if you only have a 4” x 4” embroidery hoop and want to embroider the eyes separately. The main point is you don’t have to buy the pattern to use the embroidery and vice versa ❤

The files are bundled together at a discount just like the sewing patterns 😀 And all the files are 50% off for this weekend, so you have your pick! In addition, the partner patterns are 30% off so you can buy them together if this is your first time seeing them. I hope these new files help with your plush-making!


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Shop update! More cut & sew fabrics!

Hey everybody!
For those of you into Spoonflower, I thought I might share this newest update with you! I’m going back and revisiting some of my older patterns to give them the cut & sew treatment 🙂
If you’re not familiar with Spoonflower, it’s a great service with offices in North Carolina and Berlin. They custom print on all kinds of fabric. It’s a fantastic resource for making stuffed animals too because you can print your pattern pieces right on the fabric. And it’s amazing for beginners because you don’t have to learn about how to buy supplies and fabric or how to transfer markings.

The new additions are:
More bat plush designs, which I’ve added kimono patterns to.
The cube puppy plush, which now has 4 different dog breeds like a pug & corgi.
The Unicorn Kitty pillow plush, which is shrunk down to fit ¼ yd. so it’s more classic plush sized.
The owl plush, specifically the heart faced one. These have feathers printed into the bodies which is so fun!
And I transformed my Eeveelution blob plush into classic cats like a tabby and calico.

You can buy them one fat quarter at a time, or buy a whole yard for all 4 of the colors in the collection. The instructions are just slightly different to accommodate the new fabric. You can find all of my cut & sew designs on my Spoonflower page, or a dedicated page here on my site for easier previewing 😀
I hope you guys enjoy them!


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Free Pattern Friday! Chocobo Plush

Hi everyone!
This pattern is another one that’s been highly requested over the past several months 😀 It was such a joy to make because Final Fantasy is probably my favorite game franchise and I’m really glad it’s still going strong with classic creatures like these silly birds ❤
I wanted to take the character in a slightly different direction than the officially licensed plushies and go with something more like art from the game. So these Chocobos have huge beaks that are almost toucan-like. And of course they have big spiky feathers on their heads, tails, and even little accent feathers.
I’ve rated it a 4/10 because the head has some y-seams that are a little tricky, the beak has some curved sewing, and the head is sewn on by hand. But the rest of the pieces are pretty straightforward.
You can sew the face with applique or use the embroidery files I’ve included. It’s small enough to fit in 4” x 4” hoops and still include a placement line to help you cut out the pattern. I hope you all enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Bonus! Owl Bear Plush

So, after making the owl plush last week I was reminded of some of the requests I received for an Owl Bear. It’s sort of a classic monster created for the game Dungeons & Dragons, but versions of it exist in other fantasy games like World of Warcraft too (Wildkin/Moonkin). Seeing some of the official and fan-created art for this creature – some of which is really cute! – I couldn’t help but want to try and make a quick variation using the new owl pattern 😀

So this little bonus pattern of sorts has the same body shape as the original owl, but with new clawed and winged arms, feet, bear ears, tail, and detailed face. It’s just about the pudgiest bear cub you’ve ever laid eyes on, haha! I hope some of you nerdy D&D fans out there might give it a try!


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Free Pattern Friday! Owl Plush

Hi all! It’s only September, but I’m already getting excited for Halloween. As most sewists know, you have to start early for every occasion. So for this year I thought I’d make an owl plush! While making a cute one was a ton of fun, I just had to get into the Halloween spirit and make a creepy one as well 😛
So this pattern has the templates for both! It gives you some decent options to switch things up and make different faces and characters. But I think what I love most about the plush is how chubby and round it turned out :3 You just can’t help squeezing it!
So happy Halloween season everyone! I hope you enjoy it!

P.S. Stay tuned next week! This pattern inspired me to make a fun variation that’ll be a bonus pattern next Friday!


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New Crafting Challenge Pattern for June!

Hey everybody!
We’re fully into summer down here in Florida despite it being only June, but May has been a great month! Working on this month’s pattern was a ton of fun and I got a chance to develop some new projects for later in the year as well. Hopefully those all turn out okay so I have some new and exciting things to show you!

This month is another treat for classic creature lovers…
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A Griffin!

You might notice that their body style looks similar to the Dragons I did earlier in February 🙂 This was no accident! I really liked that style and as I was developing these little guys I thought it would make a great fit. It helped to really display the wings, make the chibi claws easier to sew, and, best of all, make it perfect for tossing around for some flying practice. I had so much fun seeing them come together. Between the wings with all the topstitched feather details, to the little ears with a bit of an owlish look, down to the chubby little toes, it was just a blast to make.
I gave this one a 4/10 stars since it has a lot of tiny pieces to sew, a good deal of hand sewing, and just a lot of dexterity and details involved. I don’t think it’s so overwhelming if you take it one step at a time. I hope if you give it a try you’ll agree that it’s worth it 🙂

★ So how do you get this pattern? ★
If you’re NEW to this site, this pattern is my one time only FREE gift to you! Just submit your email address to subscribe to my blog between now and June 30th (found in the submission box on the right sidebar above “My Books”). This will earn you the pattern ONE TIME for THIS MONTH ONLY.
Give it about 24 hours for your new pattern to arrive after signing up. But if it doesn’t, or you have other troubles, you can check out more info at the main Monthly Crafting Challenge page, the FAQ, or by emailing me.

★ What if you’re not new to this site? ★
If you’ve already signed up for email updates, that’s where the CHALLENGE comes in. You can also earn this pattern if you make one of the projects from this blog, my books, or my Etsy then email me or message the finished project to my Facebook.

★ What if there’s no way you can participate this month? ★
If you think you can’t make anything this month, I also have the pattern ready for purchase on my Etsy for a very low price. And you can use coupon code MCC2016 for an extra $1 off.
So don’t forget to check back next month for another new legendary creature! And keep sending me photos of your amazing creations!