Stitch a cute little fox to match your applique pillow as featured in the latest issue of Homemaker magazine.
YOU WILL NEED
- Plain cotton fabric, orange
- Stof butterflies and daisies white cotton fabric from thevintagequilt.co.uk
- White/lace fabric
- Toy stuffing
Cut a front and back in plain orange fabric from the template. Use the middle section of the same template to cut the chest from white fabric and back with interfacing.
Pin the white chest section in place on top of the orange front and stitch down both sides just in from the raw edge. Cut a small rectangle ‘patch’ from the patterned fabric, and stitch in place using a small zigzag stitch, iron on the reverse. Using the same trace and stitch technique as in the cushion but with a small hoop, stitch ‘my fox’ in navy thread, remove the hoop and tissue. Add detail in black thread by machining the eye and nose and white thread to the ears and orange thread. Iron on the reverse and set aside.
Use the tail template to cut a front and back from orange fabric. Cut one tail tip from white fabric and one from white lace. Lay the white fabric and then the lace on top of the orange tail tip, pin and then stitch in white to secure. Stitch a zigzag under the white tip. Iron on the reverse.
Pin the finished tail front right sides together with the plain orange tail back and sew a 0.5cm seam, stitching clockwise from point A to point B, leaving the remaining gap for turning. Clip carefully into the curves and turn right side out. Stuff the tail and close the gap roughly by hand stitching.
Pin the finished fox front right sides together with the plain orange back and stitch a 0.5cm seam, stitching clockwise from point A to point B. Cip into the curves, turn right side out and stuff. Place the finished tail into the open gap and secure by hand stitching remembering to turn the raw edge of the body under.