Here's the instructions and what Lisa said about Monkenottukhamun: So here's his official "story." Because if you know anything about me, all of my softies have to have a "story." Meet King Monkenottukhamun, pronounced monkey-not-too-common, (meaning you don't see mummified monkey pharaohs rising from the dead to carry out a curse for disturbing his tomb). This little guy is just in time for Halloween. Maybe he can pick up some treats while carrying out his curse or something. I mean, what could make you happier in the afterlife - a room full of solid gold banana statues or a tub full of chocolate?
And now for the directions. Click on the pattern itself to see it full size. Then, right click on your mouse and "Save As" to your hard drive. Using your image software, print out the pattern onto cardstock or paper if you prefer. Cut it out and then trace it on to your fabric. Now, this is how I make my monkey. I cut out the muzzle in a lighter fabric and set it aside. I cut out the tail, sew it and set it aside. Next, I trace my monkey onto my fabric. I either cut enough fabric so I can fold it and have it doubled or cut a piece of the same size and put it behind the first piece of fabric where I trace my body pattern. Then, I sew around the monkey, following along the lines of the pattern leaving about a 3-inch opening at the top of the head to stuff him. Then, I cut him out as close to the seam as possible and turn him. Using a fabric glue stick, I put glue on the back of my muzzle and position it on the face where I want it so when I go to do my hand stitching around it, I know it is firmly in place and isn't going to slip around on me. After I embroider my facial features, I stuff my monkey and sew up the head. Then I put on my monkey's eyes (either glass eyes or sew on buttons) and sew on his tail. For the final touch, I rip long pieces of white muslin fabric and wrap my monkey in it. I tack it along the way with thread. I use tea dye to get the "aged" effect along with some Prismacolor woodless pencils. If I get a chance to make another one, I will make a tutorial of the whole process.
Enjoy your little mummy monkeys and if you use this pattern, please remember to give me credit!
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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