Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Top Hat

My first attempt at the surprise pattern didn't work very well. It was supposed to be a penguin with a top hat, but the penguin ended up all squashed and mangled. I'll try again, but not until I finish the many other projects that I have on my to-do list. 

However, I will post the pattern and tutorial for the top hat, which did turn out nicely. 

Top Hat 

A cute accessory for any of you home-made or store-bought softies and stuffed animals! 

Step 1: Cut out your pattern pieces. There should be three pieces
(The three pattern pieces are located on page two of the Penguin & Top Hat pattern) 
*Piece 3 of the hat pattern is too long, cut a half inch off before starting* 

 Step 2: Pin the two ling ends of piece three together and stitch them together

Step 3: Stitch the smaller circle to one of the ends of the cylinder

Step 4: Stitch the bigger circle to the opposite side of the cylinder

Step 5: Out of the bigger circle, cut a hole where the cylinder is attached. This is going to make it easier to "wear". Be careful not to hut over the stitches though! 

You're finished! 

No More Monkey

I have decided that I don't like my monkey pattern and that if I do get around to fixing it, then maybe I'll post the pattern and tutorial. But until I feel like doing that, there will be no more monkey. :( 

New Pattern: Coming Soon

I was wandering around my bedroom and found some perfect inspiration for a new softie. It's going to be a surprise, so you'll have to wait until tonight or tomorrow to find out what it is! Just get prepared for something cute! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I've Been a Bit Busy...

I apologize for not keeping my blog updated. I was away, and had no time to keep the blog updated. I've also decided to take a little break from making new patterns for a few weeks because of hectic summer plans. 

I haven't stopped sewing, though. I have made quite a lot from a pattern book I received for Christmas. Here is the link to the book's page on Amazon. So far this summer, I have made ten penguins. 

If you do get a chance to try the patterns in this book, please let me know! Thanks and enjoy your summer!