I can hardly believe that Christmas Day is behind us now! So much anticipation, preparation and general excitement and then – the day was gone in a flash! Townie Husband ate lots of roast potatoes (too many to count!), I am ashamed to report that I was rather greedy with Rosie’s home-baked mince pies, whilst Rosie and Ben were observed snuggled down in a corner together scoffing chocolate Santas (Ben’s were doggie-chocs of course). There was laughter and fun, a little (but not very serious) bickering, and a good time was generally agreed to have been had by all.
During the holiday period between Christmas and New Year I have always loved to sit down with a sewing project – this year I’m hoping to make some progress on my rather neglected snowflake door curtain – but that’s not anywhere near ready to show yet. So I thought this might be a good moment to share instead my Patchwork Pup tutorial, created from a selection of vintage and new Liberty fabric from their new Liberty Lifestyle Collection.
Liberty fabrics are so quintessentially English – and their new craft range works really well with their vintage designs too as the more vibrantly coloured craft fabrics beautifully complement the more muted tones of their vintage patterns.
The pup’s body is created from a cheat’s version of pieced hexagons – all machined onto a firm cotton base creating a nice strong fabric for your softie. My finished puppy measured about 10″ long, but the pattern can easily be re-sized if you wish. If you’d like the free tutorial then please just just CLICK HERE to download the pdf file.
The pup is rather lovely!
I love your Liberty of London pup…he’s stunning in his beautiful colors. Thanks so much for the free pattern! I will certainly be making many of these for Christmas gifts next year!
I’m just about to sit down with a steaming cup of tea to read the much anticipated latest issue of Bustle and Sew ezine. It looks like another wonderful issue…….!
Hi Helen glad that Christmas was full of love and family. Love the new puppy pattern.
I haven’t got my January E-zine yet, I have been watching and waiting but so far it hasn’t showed up! 🙁
Will go and check out the new puppy tut.
Thanks for all your inspiration and fun things to do this year looking forward to all the goodies you come up with in 2013! 🙂
Happy New Year!
Positively pretty patchwork pup, perfect and precious! Love it!
What a cute pup! Thanks for the pattern 🙂
Your pup is so cute! I am making one for my granddaughters to use as an autograph hound! I think some of my friend’s kids would love one, too! Thank you!
I’m really excited to see this tutorial. Muji were selling a lovely patchwork dog before Christmas, which have all sold out, so I will definitely give this a go with fabrics that suit my new living room colour scheme! Thanks for the pattern.
Love this patchwork pup
Oh so cute! Thanks for sharing!
can anyone tell me where I can get a pattern for scottie dogs and animals that I can make and sell on for both myself and to raise money for charity. Thanks xx