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New Shop Pattern! Centaur Plush Doll

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

After doing the merfolk doll back in May I had the urge to try another human hybrid – so centaurs were the obvious choice! They’re basically a combination of my doll pattern and my previous unicorn pattern, so if you wanted to draft it yourself you could with some tweaks ❤ But with this group I wanted to offer other centaur combinations than the typical horse.

With it you can make an additional centaur deer, giraffe, zebra, or alpaca! There are also loads of new woodland inspired hairstyles – so look out for lots of braids as well as a cute rose hair bun. The theme continued through to the clothing, where there’s a leaf halter top, flower bra, and a peasant blouse as well.
Like my other doll patterns, it’s a little up there in difficulty because the pieces are tiny and the whole thing is mostly machine sewn. But there are some tips for how to sew difficult parts by hand as well ♥

It comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the applique are available separately ❤ There’s a set of male and female eyes as well as a cute deer face that has a muzzle and freckles. There are also markings for the giraffe and zebra, so you can let your embroidery machine do all the detail work for you. All the parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can make these no matter what kind of machine you have!

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be 40% off for the first weekend! And the embroidery will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Turtle Plush

Hi everyone!
This time I’m checking another classic animal off my list ❤ I can’t believe I’ve been making patterns for so many years and haven’t tackled a turtle yet! I kept this one sort of simple and sweet with a tiny little body and a big chibi head 😀 For a bit of customization you can make yours with little stubby arms for a land turtle or flat fins for a sea turtle!
Doing the hexagons on the shell requires some y-seams, but I think they’re good practice since the shapes are very basic and geometric. The edge of the turtle shell is also tricky to sew because it’s so curvy, but you can also skip it and the turtle will look just fine. Overall I rated it a 3/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates for either a smiling face or a face with tiny nostrils, but there are embroidery files as well! They are able to fit on 4” x 4” machines when the design goes across the diagonal, so be sure to look out for that in the files and the instructions. And for some extra fun, I included some flower designs for the shell pieces too! I thought they were a nice touch. I hope you all enjoy it!

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!


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New Shop Pattern! Plus a Wizarding Sale ♥

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

I’ve had the occasional request for a badger, mostly because I have patterns for (or are close to) the other Hogwarts mascots from Harry Potter, but none for a badger yet. I thought it sounded like fun (love those eye stripes!) but it just didn’t feel right without having the whole animal set in a style that matched. So I did all four Hogwarts mascots from the same base so they look more like they belong together! ❤

They have a cute and simple chibi shape with stubby arms and legs. They’re mostly machine sewn so they come together quicker than usual. Though if you have trouble with some parts they can  also be sewn by hand. And for that extra Harry Potter flair they come with templates to make a Hogwarts scarf or wizard hat!
The shapes are pretty simple though the size is a little small. Some of the curved areas get a bit tight so you have to do some stretching to make the pieces fit. And you have to be wary of the badger eye stripes since those curves are very crucial. Overall though I rated it a 4/10 and the badger a 5/10.

Though they’re all based on the same main pattern, they wound up quite different from each other at the end (especially that snake!), so it made it confusing to put every animal in one set of instructions. Instead they’re all separate, which is great if you’re only interested in your house animal — or maybe not that into Harry Potter!
There’s the classic Gryffindor lion with a fluffy mane and tiny ears, a cute raven for Ravenclaw (though with a color swap you can do the book-accurate golden eagle), a sneaky snake for Slytherin complete with tiny tongue, and maybe my favorite, a lovable badger for Hufflepuff.
You can also buy them as a bundle at a steep discount 😀

They all use the same eye designs to help them look like a matching set, and it has options for happy and angry eyes as well. The embroidery files are also sold separately. They contain the files needed to make each kind of eye for each animal as well as paws for the lion and badger feet. Though there are 7 other size options in case you want to use them for a different project. All the pattern parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can embroider this pattern no matter what you’ve got 😀 Though the lion had to be simplified to fit within a small hoop, it’ll still work ♥

To celebrate its launch, all the patterns (and the bundle) will be 30% off from now through Monday 😀 And the embroidery will be 50% off! And because it’s Harry’s birthday coming up, all wizarding items are 20% off ♥ So all fantasy-type stuff mentioned in the books — dragons, unicorns, Cerberus (aka Fluffy), you name it. A whole wizarding blowout!
I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy of any of the new patterns, I hope you enjoy it!

 

Also! I had some curious about what colors I used for the animals 😀 Here’s a link to and the name of each color:

Gold lion: Gold, rust, and vanilla. Black hat and yellow & scarlet scarf.
Tan lion: Cappuccino, caramel, and beige. Ash hat and crimson & gold scarf.
Black raven: Black and ash. Ash hat and royal blue & silver scarf.
Blue raven: Navy and French blue. Black hat and electric blue & platinum scarf.
Golden eagle: Caramel and gold. Brown hat and midnight blue & gold scarf.
Green snake: Olive, sage, and scarlet. Ash hat and emerald & platinum scarf.
Green/yellow snake: Kiwi, yellow, and scarlet. Black hat and hunter & silver scarf.
Black badger: Black, white, and charcoal. Ash hat and lemon & black scarf.
Brown badger: Brown, white, and mocha. Black hat and yellow & black scarf.


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Free Pattern Friday! T-Rex Plush

Hi everyone!
Finally got to make this highly requested pattern! Dinosaurs are always such a hit with kids so I hope this one is also well loved ❤ This cute T-Rex has classic stubby little arms as well as a large head. It sits well on its own thanks to its big tail. But my favorite part by far has to be his goofy grin!

I had wanted to try giving a plush these cheeky eyes for the longest time and this t-rex was the perfect chance to show them off 😀
The plush has some darts, curved sewing, and tiny pieces, but ultimately nothing too out there compared to others. Though the teeth are done in one large double-ended dart across the head which might seem unusual. Overall I rated it a 3/10.

The original pattern comes with applique templates for both sets of eyes, but there are embroidery files as well! They are able to fit on 4” x 4” machines when the design goes across the diagonal, so be sure to look out for that in the files and the instructions.

Would you like to see how I designed this pattern? You can support me on Patreon for as little as $1 and get behind-the-scenes details!

This tutorial is part of the #sewasoftie blog hop for all of July from colouredbuttons.com and sewasoftie.com. Check out the tutorial for the 6th from Tina @missdaisypatterns!


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New Shop Pattern! Pencil Pouch Plush

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

I had gotten a few requests for a plush pencil pouch in the past, and I also wanted to try out a sort of sleeping pose style of plush. When I saw that I could do both in one pattern I ran with it!
The base plush is a tiny and cute belly-down pose with a lot of classic animals including a cat, rabbit, fox, and panda as well as a dragon and unicorn. You can give it sleepy eyes so it looks like it’s napping ❤ And the pencil pouch variation on that has an elongated body with a zipper down the back. Aside from that the two are basically the same, so they’re both included in the same pattern!
The shapes are pretty simple though the size is tiny since it all has to be pouch-sized. So the rating is 5/10 but it might feel harder if you have trouble with tiny pieces or never sewn a zipper before.

It comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the faces are available separately ❤ There are 3 different eye styles including sleepy eyes and dragon eyes as well as tiny paws. The listing has 7 sizes of each eye and face so you can use these parts for different patterns if you want to. All the pattern parts fit 4” x 4” hoops so you can embroider this pattern no matter what you’ve got 😀

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 30% off for the first weekend! And the embroidery will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!


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Free Pattern Friday! Alpaca Plush

Hi everyone!
Another highly requested pattern today 😀 I’ve gotten so many suggestions for an alpaca, so I’m very glad I finally got to tackle it. I knew I wanted it to have the classic fuzzy face with a cute muzzle and be able to stand on four legs without too much fuss. So the shapes are pretty basic but I think using a fluffy fabric really helps sell it.
You can make it with perky ears or down-turned ears for a sweeter look. The standing version has the legs sewn on by hand, so that takes a little time. But the one with flat legs has them sewn in seam so it’s much faster. I still rated it a 3/10 because the shapes are simple, but if you’re not familiar with using faux for it might seem a little harder. In case you’re curious, the faux fur I used for this is Shannon Cuddle Sherpa (blush), and Shannon Cuddle Galaxy (plum). They were a lot of fun to work with 😀

The original pattern comes with applique templates, but there are embroidery files as well 😀 The eyes are stitched with little applique bases and the muzzles are included as well. Everything fits on 4” x 4” hoops so no one is left out! I hope you all like it as much as I enjoyed designing it!


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New Shop Pattern! Merpeople Plush Doll

Hello everyone!
I’ve got a new pattern that I’ve recently added to my Etsy shop 😀

With it being May I just had to do something for Mermay! And doing a mermaid version of my human doll plush pattern was on my list for quite some time. So long, in fact, that I had a huge list of ideas I wanted to try. I did as many as I could and it ended up being quite intense!

In addition to the classic mermaid/merman with several tail fin options, you can also make a removable tail fin, or octopus legs! The pattern breaks everything down into sections so it’s easier to keep track of what version you’re doing 🙂 And to adorn the merperson, there are lots of male and female hairstyles as well as a classic seashell bra, eyepatch, and fun sailor tattoos.
What’s especially great about the removable tail is that you can then make selkies! They’re the mythical seal version of a mermaid that change from human to seal when they have their sealskin coat. So of course I had to include a fluffy seal coat pattern as well! It’s inspired by the one seen in Song of the Sea – a really beautiful animated movie you may have heard of if you like selkies.

The main pattern comes with applique templates but embroidery files for all the faces and tattoos are available separately ❤ There’s a set of sultry mermaid eyes as well as merman eyes. Included are the tattoos as well, all in several sizes so you’re not boxed into just using them for this pattern. All the major parts fit 4” x 4” hoops. The one exception is some additional embroidery for tail fin scales. Sadly those can only fit in 5” x 7” hoops.

To celebrate its launch, the pattern will be at 40% off for the first weekend! And the embroidery will be 50% off! I hope you’ll give it a look! And if you snagged a copy, I hope you enjoy it!