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Big Woop Pattern
Here are the patterns you are going to need. Just click on the pictures above and a full sized pattern will appear for both big woop and the eye templates/instructions. It is meant to be printed on an 81/2 x 11 Sheet of paper. Cut out the pattern pieces and trace them on your material adding a seam allowance of either 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch depending on the type of material you intend to use. I did not include the seam allowance in the pattern for the bunny or the eyes because I thought everyone would choose a different material to use and depending on how much yours may fray may determine how much seam allowance you may want for your individual "creation." I used felt for mine so I added an 1/8 of an inch seam allowance as you can see in the pattern I cut out below. Next, I placed my pattern on the folded piece of felt and traced around it. Then I cut out all of my pattern pieces. Using the eye template and directions, cut out your eyes and arrange the pieces. You can use glue as I mentioned in these directions or sew them on as I did with my bunny. If you sew them on, I recommend you do it before you sew the front and back of the bunny together. I did that by laying out all of my pattern pieces like you see below. You can either "eyeball" (hee. hee.) the position of your eyes or you can fold the pattern piece for the front of your bunny in half to find the middle and then position your eyes. Next, sew your eyes on using your machine. Then, pin the back and the front of your bunny (wrong sides together) and sew around the outside leaving the bottom open for stuffing. Now clip your seams, turn your bunny and stuff him. When you get down to the feet, you can use a pipe cleaner and wire the feet like I did so he can stand. This is pretty simple. Just fold the pipe cleaner in half and make sure it reaches from one side of your bunnies feet to the other and then stuff around the pipe cleaner firmly. Finally, just whipstitch or ladder stitch your bunny closed at the bottom.
Big woop, you just finished your bunny!
Have fun making your own sock critters and if you do happen to make one, I'd love to see a pic. Just send me one at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it in my Blog along with your name and website/or Blog address! On a side note, I made my Big Woop from a National Nonwovens felt called "Island Storm" (WCF005-6580).
*Just a note, please respect my creativity here and make these for your personal use and not to sell. I don't want to be browsing Etsy one day and see a shop full of bunnies!
Lisa's Bio: Lisa is a professional teddy bear artist selling heirloom quality collectible bears to Adults and has been making bears professionally since November 1997. Her creations have been nominated for several Awards including the TITA, Teddy Bear Scene Reader's Choice Awards and the Ace Awards. They've also been included on a regular basis in many of the major doll and crafts magazines.
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