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Sewing patterns to create stuffed animals, plush toys and aprons

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Sew a Lucky Juju Doll

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Dollmaker and designer Katia Ferris demonstrates how sewing a Luckyjuju doll is a tender labor of love. Featuring hand-embroidered details, a layered mask and two-tone wings, these owls have so much personality in a sweet little package. Ideal for the intermediate sewist, Katia teaches you her time-tested techniques and demonstrates how to assemble the doll, perfectly stuff the owl, and how to close it all up using a ladder stitch. Take your lovie to the next level by adding accessories like a ruched dress, pom poms, or a sweet bow tie before gifting it to a truly lucky recipient or keeping it as an heirloom piece.



Learn how to:

  • Finish edges with a zig-zag stitch

  • Stuff with tweezers

  • Hand-embroider facial details

  • Sew the ladder stitch

What you'll get:

  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make holiday ornaments and home decor

  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere

  • Detailed supply list

  • Step-by-step instructions by expert doll designer Katia Ferris

  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

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Basic Sewing Tool Kit

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If you’d like to try sewing your own stuffed animal or soft toy but don’t want to spend a lot of money, here is a list of only the “must haves”.

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Basic Sewing Tool Kit

Basic supplies for the sewing projects sewn by sewing machine:

  • sewing machine
    Don’t feel like you need to spend a lot of money on a fancy sewing machine. The cheaper basic ones will work just fine.

  • fabric

  • needle and thread

  • stuffing
    polyester stuffing is recommended and the most popular

  • fabric scissors
    Paper scissors may or may not work, it really depends on how sharp they are. If they are too dull, they may damage the fabric while cutting

  • sewing pins

  • accessories or fabric for facial features
    This depends on the pattern. Facial features can be made from plastic eyes or nose, pompoms, fabric, buttons, plastic jewels or other supplies.

Basic supplies for “no sewing machine required” projects:

  • embroidery floss

  • embroidery needle

  • scissors

  • sewing pins

  • accessories or fabric for facial features

Substitute for other supplies which you may need:

  • marking pen
    a lead pencil can also be used as a substitute

  • seam ripper
    a razor blade can used used as a substitute. But be very, very careful not to cut the fabric!