Introducing the Mermaid (and Fish and Seastar) Pattern!
Two patterns in one week? I’m excited! Ok, truthfully I’m mostly just excited to have them done…because geez, writing up patterns is a lot of work! I’m hoping that you are excited about them though! I really love this new pattern which is available for purchase now in my Craftsy Shop or my Etsy Shop.
It’s one of my larger patterns because it provides instructions for 3 different stuffies. There’s instructions for a sea star pillow, a this cute little fish, and a mermaid doll.
The fish is about 7 inches tall and wide and I’ll even show you how you can make it hang from the ceiling if you’d like! The sea star is about 15×17 inches.
And then there are these lovely little mermaid ladies. I don’t think it’s surprising that these little ladies are my daughter’s favorites! They are about 14 inches tall, and because they are made with soft and cozy fabrics they are very snuggly!
What can you expect from this pattern? It’s a lot like my other patterns in design. It’s 29 pages long with over 60 color “how-to” pictures. This includes 10 pages of full size template pieces. A typical page looks something like this:
In terms of licensing, this pattern is intended for the home sewer. You are welcome to use my pattern to make dolls for a small scale craft fair or online shop, but no mass production, okay?
Just like my other doll patterns, this isn’t a difficult pattern. It does however involve working on a smaller scale, which can make things a bit more challenging (and probably more appropriate for the intermediate sewer). Here’s what you should know in terms of basic sewing skills:
•Sewing straight and curved seams, back-stitching (and when to use) with a sewing machine.
•Ability to adjust length of stitch on your sewing machine to make stronger, smaller seams.
•Using hand-sewing (the Ladder stitch) to close the doll/stuffie body (some experience is helpful, but not required).
•Ease of working with small seam allowances (1/4 inch) and sewing in small spaces.
•Some experience transferring an image (the face template) onto the fabric (for embroidery) is helpful, but not required.
•Knowledge ofbasicembroiderystitchesisalsohelpful but not required.
Those of you that have been following my blog for a while know that I like to accompany my pattern releases with a tutorial here on the blog. Next Monday you’ll be able to see the whole tutorial for a completely different (and secret!!!) sea creature. It’s a great way for you to get an idea of what my pattern is like. Are you excited to know what the pattern is for? I can’t wait to show you!
If you have any questions about this pattern though, feel free to leave a comment below (or send me an email at snugglebuguniversity (at) gmail (dot) com.