Cuddle Toy with dress, pants and crown

Cuddly Toy

Size ca. 40 cm


Materials
  • 30 cm light grey French terry – fabric 1
  • 50 x 25 cm natural-white French terry – fabric 2
  • 30 x 30 cm polka-dotted pale pink fabric – fabric 3
  • 20 x 10 cm pale pink ornamental print – fabric 4
  • 20 x 10 cm white polka-dotted taupe fabric – fabric 5
  • 25 x 10 cm natural-white fabric – fabric 6
  • 20 x 10 cm light grey fabric – fabric 7
  • Vilene, embroidery stabilizer and fabric remnants for the appliqués
  • Felt remnant in pale pink
  • 0.5 m leather-look cotton cord, 2 mm thick
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Padding
  • BERNINA 750 QE
  • Appliqué foot no. 23

Recommended fabric

Cottons, French terries or very fine cotton plush in various colours and prints

Cutting out

The patterns do not include seam allowances.
 
Fabric 1
2 x front (1 x mirror-inverted)
2 x back (1 x mirror-inverted)
1 x base
3 x leg
1 x ear

Fabric 2
1 x arm
2 x head section
1 x ear

Fabric 3
1 x leg
2 x arm (1 x mirror-inverted)

Fabric 4
1 x ear

Fabric 5
1 x snout
1 x back of the head

Fabric 6
1 x arm (mirror-inverted fabric 2 arm)

Fabric 7
1 x ear

Felt
1 x star-shaped eye (in piece 6)

Sewing instructions

Appliqués:
  1. With the triple blanket stitch no. 1330 appliqué a fabric 4 heart onto the front and one onto the ear. Appliqué the eye with satinstitching and the appliqué foot no. 23 onto the fabric 2 head section. Remember to use stabilizer underneath.
  2. Appliqué the star-shaped felt eye onto the head section with edgestitching. Sew the cross by hand, using embroidery floss.
 
Arms and legs:
  1. Sew together two leg sections with right sides facing, joining a fabric 1 leg section and a fabric 3 leg section in each case. Sew together two arm sections with right sides facing, joining a fabric 3 arm section and a fabric 6 arm section in each case.  
  2. Turn all parts right side out and stuff with padding.
 
Completing the body:
  1. Sew the front and back centre seams, right sides facing. Close just the bottom half of the back seam.
  2. Sew side seams, including the arms at the same time.
  3. Insert base, including the legs at the same time.
  4. Turn body right side out. Close the top half of the back seam with mattress stitching by hand.
  5. Stuff with padding.
 
Head:
  1. Sew the side seams of the head sections with right sides facing, including three cotton cords at each side. They'll make the whiskers.
  2. Insert the snout right sides facing.
  3. Insert the back of the head right sides facing. Sew sections together, including the slightly rolled up ears and leaving an opening for turning at the back of the head between the ears.
  4. Turn head right side out, stuff with padding and close the opening by hand.
 
Completing the cuddly toy:

Fold under 1 cm seam allowance at the neck. Position head as wished and secure it firmly with 2 or 3 runs of mattress stitching by hand.
 

Dress for the cuddly toy

Materials:
  • 30 cm polka-dotted pale pink fabric (Benartex) – fabric 1
  • 10 cm polka-dotted turquoise fabric (Benartex) – fabric 2
  • 5 cm, and 110 x 2.5 cm for 1 bias strip, polka-dotted pink fabric (Benartex) – fabric 3)
  • 1 m piping/welt cord
  • 1 short inseam zipper in pale pink
  • 1 satin ribbon in pale pink
  • 2 small buttons to cover in fabric
  • BERNINA 750 QE
  • Bulky overlock foot no. 12C
  • Open embroidery foot no. 20C
  • Zipper foot no. 35
  • Edgestitch foot no. 10C

Recommended fabric

Cotton fabrics in various colours and prints

Cutting out

The patterns do not include seam allowances – add 1 cm seam and hem allowance.
The piping bias strips include seam allowances.
 
Fabric 1
1 x top front to fabric fold
1 x skirt front to fabric fold
1 x front facing to fabric fold
1 x back to fabric fold
1 x back facing to fabric fold

Fabric 2
1 x front hem facing to fabric fold
1 x back hem facing to fabric fold

Fabric 3
1 x front decorative strip to fabric fold
1 x back decorative strip to fabric fold
 

Instructions

Corded piping
  1. Place cord in the fold (center line) on the wrong side of the fabric 3 bias strip.
  2. Fold one strip half over cord lengthwise, wrong sides facing. Then sew together with long straight stitches, using presser foot no. 12C and the needle in the far right position.
 
Front
  1. Pleat skirt front at fold according to pattern sheet.
  2. Sew top front to skirt front with right sides facing, using the bulky overlock foot no. 12C and sewing in a sufficiently long piece of piping at the same time (needle position at 2-3 notches to the right).
  3. Sew the front decorative strip to the bottom edge of the skirt front.
  4. Sew the front hem facing to the bottom edge of the decorative strip.
 
Back

Sew the fabric 3 decorative strip and the fabric 2 facing to the fabric 1 back as described for the front.
 
Construction
  1. Place front sections on back sections, right sides facing. Sew right side seam.
  2. Neaten the seam allowances.
  3. Sew a decorative stitch line (stitch no. 371) a few millimeters away from the fabric 3 strip, using the open embroidery foot no. 20C.
  4. Sew the zipper into the left side seam and close the side seam. The zipper ends at the pink strip. Trim and neaten zipper accordingly.
 
Completing the trousers
  1. Sew front and back facings together right side on right side at the appropriate side.
  2. Neaten the bottom edge.
  3. Pin piping right sides facing to neckline.
  4. With right sides facing, place facing on neckline. Sew together, using the bulky overlock foot no. 12C and catching all layers (needle position at 2-3 notches to the right). Since the parts of the dress are very small, we recommend to baste all layers before sewing them together. It might even be necessary to handsew the very small parts or the narrow curves (e.g. the flaps for the closure).
  5. Trim/notch the seam allowances. Turn right side out.
  6. Fold the seam allowances at the zipper to the inside and secure with a few slip stitches by hand.
  7. Cover the buttons in fabric following the instructions in the package. Sew buttons to the front.
  8. Make fitting buttonholes on the back.
  9. Sew satin ribbon onto pink front strip by hand.
  10. Fold hem under 0.5 cm twice. Hem, using the edgestitch foot no. 10C.
 

Trousers for the cuddly toy

Materials:
  • 20 cm polka-dotted pale pink fabric (Benartex) – fabric 1
  • 10 cm polka-dotted turquoise fabric (Benartex) – fabric 2
  • 2 bias strips 30 x 4 cm, 2 bias strips 30 x 2.5 cm in polka-dotted pink fabric (Benartex)
  • 0.5 m piping/welt cord
  • 0.5 m pants elastic
  • 2 satin ribbons in pale pink
  • BERNINA 750 QE
  • Bulky overlock foot no. 12C
  • Edgestitch foot no. 10C
  • Gathering foot no. 16

Recommended fabric

Cotton fabrics in various colours and prints

Cutting out

The patterns do not include seam allowances – add 1 cm seam allowance and 2 cm hem allowance at waistband.
The piping bias strips include seam allowances.
 
Fabric 1
2 x front (1 x mirror-inverted)
2 x back (1 x mirror-inverted)

Fabric 2
2 x strip, 4 x 110 cm each
 

Instructions

Follow the instructions of the Child's Trousers. Fold and press 1 cm hem allowance twice at the waistband.

Crown for the cuddly toy

Materials:
  • 30 x 10 cm turquoise fleur-de-lis print (Benartex) – fabric 1
  • 30 x 10 cm pale pink fabric (Benartex) – fabric 2
  • 30 x 10 cm very firm interfacing, e.g. S 133 from Freudenberg
  • 5 small satin ribbon bows in pale pink
  • 2.5 x 2 cm hook-and-loop tape
  • Edgestitch foot no. 10C
  • BERNINA 750 QE
  • Embroidery module
  • Embroidery stabilizer
  • Machine-embroidery thread and fabric remnant in matching shade for the appliqués

Recommended fabric

Cotton fabrics in various colours and prints

Good to know

Embroider the motif before cutting out the fabric.

Cutting out

1 x pattern piece 'Crown for cuddly toy' plus seam allowances from fabric 1, and 1 x the same pattern piece plus seam allowances mirror-inverted from fabric 2. Fabric 1: The appliqué is on the center jag of the five jags.
 
1 x pattern piece 'Crown for cuddly toy' from stabilizer S 133. The iron-on side will be on the wrong side of fabric 2.

Instructions

Sew the fabric 1 and 2 pieces together, right sides facing and leaving open the bottom edge. Trim the seam allowances in the corners. Turn right side out. Slide the firm interfacing into the crown with the iron-on side on the fabric 2 side. Fold bottom seam allowances in. Iron crown. Edgestitch all around the crown with edgestitch foot no. 10C. With the edgestitch foot sew the hook part of the hook-and-loop tape onto the right side of the crown (see pattern piece) and the loop part onto the wrong side of the other end of the crown. Handsew on the bows.
Made with BERNINA 750 QE

Materials

Size ca. 40 cm

  • 30 cm light grey French terry – fabric 1
  • 50 x 25 cm natural-white French terry – fabric 2
  • 30 x 30 cm polka-dotted pale pink fabric – fabric 3
  • 20 x 10 cm pale pink ornamental print – fabric 4
  • 20 x 10 cm white polka-dotted taupe fabric – fabric 5
  • 25 x 10 cm natural-white fabric – fabric 6
  • 20 x 10 cm light grey fabric – fabric 7
  • Vilene, embroidery stabilizer and fabric remnants for the appliqués
  • Felt remnant in pale pink
  • 0.5 m leather-look cotton cord, 2 mm thick
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Padding
  • BERNINA 750 QE
  • Appliqué foot no. 23

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