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Cat, Bunny & Bear Softies

Project #17481
17481

Wild about creativity? Go ahead and capture the cuteness of any moment with fun handmade creations like this. Meaningful fabrics make all the difference!



Cat:
Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
6" x 10"Brown stripeCut (2) bodies
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"Mint green printCut (1) wide half circle*
2 1/2" x 5"Mint green printCut (2) triangle ears**
2 1/2" x 5"Brown stripeCut (2) triangle ears**
6" x 8"Brown stripeCut (8) arms/legs
1" x 1 1/2"Pink dotCut (1) nose*

Bunny:
Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
6" x 10"Periwinkle printCut (2) bodies
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"White printCut (1) wide half circle*
3" x 4"White printCut (2) longer half ovals**
3" x 4"Periwinkle printCut (2) longer half ovals**
6" x 8"Periwinkle printCut (8) arms/legs
1" x 1 1/2"Brown stripeCut (1) nose*

Bear:
Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
6" x 10"Gold plaidCut (2) bodies
2 1/2" x 2 1/2"Periwinkle dotCut (1) wide half circle*
2 1/2" x 5"Gold plaidCut (2) wide half circle**
2 1/2" x 5"Periwinkle dotCut (2) wide half circle**
6" x 8"Gold plaidCut (8) arms/legs
1" x 1 1/2"PinkCut (1) nose*

Other Supplies:

6Buttons
Embroidery floss
1 packagePolyester fiberfill

Notes:

  • Finished Size: 6" x 7" (including arms and legs)
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted.
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.
  • ** = Place fabric right sides together when die-cutting the shapes.

Assembling the Project:

  1. Place tummy on the front side of the body, centering it, as well as aligning the bottom straight sides. Press to set in place.
  2. Arrange and press the nose. Topstitch the appliqués as desired. With floss, stitch a mouth and/or whiskers. Sew two 1/4" buttons on for eyes.
  3. Place two different fabrics together for an ear with right sides facing. Sew, clip curves and turn right sides out.
  4. With right sides together, sew four sets of arms/legs. Clip the curves, and turn right sides out. Fill with fiberfill.
  5. Pin the two legs facing in onto the bottom of the front body. Sew along edge.
  6. Arrange the ears at the top of the head. Pin the raw edges together (with ears facing inward) following the curve of the head. If making the bunny, pinch the ears together before pinning. If making the bear, trim approximately 1/2" off the raw edge side before pinning to head.
  7. Arrange and pin the arms facing inward on the front of the body. Place the body back on top with right sides facing, and pin to front of the body. Sew around the outer edge, leaving the bottom open for turning.
  8. Clip curves, turn right sides out and fill with fiberfill. Hand stitch the opening closed.

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