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Here's the instructions and what Lisa had to say about Hot Diggity Dog: Click on the pattern above to enlarge it. Then, right click on the image and save it to your hard drive. You may enlarge it or shrink it depending on what size "Hot Diggity Dog" you plan to make. My version ended up being the size of a sheet of paper (about 8.5" wide and 11" tall). Cut out both pattern pieces. When cutting out the face of your dog, remember to place the straight edge on a folded piece of felt and then cut it out. For the body of my dog, I just traced it directly onto the fabric, then folded the fabric in half and sewed leaving an opening to stuff it (like a pillow). Then, I used some Fraycheck (because I made mine out of a cotton print - you won't need to do that if you make yours out of felt because it won't fray), clipped the corners and curves, and then turned it right side out. I sewed on my dog's face after I had stuffed his body and sewed up the opening in the body. Use some imagination when adding your face. I wanted my dog's tongue to stick out but you don't have to make yours exactly like mine. Have fun with it and people will really dig your dog!
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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