These puppies are what I've been working on lately.
I've never created a pattern before that I've been happy with. That was the goal with these little fellas. I studied a lot of patterns I've seen for animals, and tried my hand out at making my own from scratch.
I was especially pleased with how they turned out because I couldn't even get a decent looking dachshund when I doodled little pictures of them.
I'll admit it. I don't know how to draw dogs.
Sad, I know, for someone who studied illustration in school.
Anyway, I think it's funny how you can sketch out a pattern that looks like a mottled cloud; cut it out, stitch it up, and it turns out looking like a dog!
The diversity is what makes me happiest. It's best to use thicker fabrics for these guys because you want to stuff them as much as possible to keep their shapes. So repurposed jeans and corduroy are in the spotlight.
They sew up in about an hour.
For me, this is fast.
Anyway, I wanted your input. I've toyed with the idea of spiffing the pattern up and making it presentable, then putting them (the pattern) in the shop. What do you think? To be honest this idea sort of terrifies me. Like a little leap into the unknown. I'd have a lot of learning to do. But they are so easy to sew up, I think others would have fun making them too.
I'd also be happy to take a few custom orders for the stuffed animal if anyone is interested. Just shoot me an email. You can find our email address under contact info.
I think that's about it.
You guys are awesome :)
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