Update [05 December 2012]:
I hope that I have clearly stated here (in page 1) that I am not the original designer for this puppy plush toy, I never think of claiming any credit or confuse you that it is my design. When I saw the pattern at Woman’s Day, they didn’t link to the original writer of this pattern as it is part of the book publisher marketing to promote the book. So, I wasn’t informed that My Little Mochi is the original designer. Woman’s Day just mentioned that the pattern is from a book: More Softies Only a Mother Could Love: 22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet. Today, the original designer, My Little Mochi, wrote to me and asked me to remove the tutorial pictures and credit her when she found out that my Puppy Plush Toy photos are on the hit in Pinterest. So, here is the credit back to her, but, no… I am not going to remove the progress photos as they are my own photos to show you how I made the puppy, it is my property and not copied from My Little Mochi. Well…. I know the intellectual property copyright very well and I hate when people steal from me, in this case, I am not stealing, it is just due to a misunderstanding for the matter of fact that I wasn’t well informed about the original write of this book. I didn’t offense or steal any of them, this is just sharing, you will still have to go back to Woman’s Day to get the pattern and detail instruction. If “My Little Mochi” doesn’t like the pattern to be shared in Woman’s Day for free and let crafters to make it and show off, that’s too bad, she has to talk to her book publisher in the first place!
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Instruction Step 1: Download and print the free pattern and instructions here. You can enlarge the pattern if you want to make a bigger size, but I follow the suggested size.
Choose your favorite matching fabrics.
I included a soft fusible interfacing to further stabilize the fabric. Fuse it in the right angle direction against the textile grain line of the fabric.
Instruction step 2, 3, 4 & 5: Sew ears, arms and tail. Clip curve and turn.
Position and sew the ears to the body.
Join the body with the head gusset.
Pin and sew the inner body to the main body. I find this part quite tedious, you need to be careful to get the piece attach nicely.
Clip curve and turn inside out.
Instruction step 6 & 9: Place some plastic pellets at the bottom then fill the body with polyfill. I used silica beads instead of plastic pellets, so that it can helps to dehumidify a little in such a high RH% here. You may also add aroma essence oil and dried flower into it to become a fragrance doll.
Sew and close the opening.
Fill arms and tail with polyester fill, sew and close the opening.
Instruction 7, 8, 10 & 11: Sew white felt eye with blanket stitch, then sew the black button onto it.
Embroidery the mouth.
I made all the threads start and end at the nose. Attach nose and cover all the thread ends.
Attach arms and tail. I didn’t use clear button, instead I sew the arm to the body with slip stitch (or ladder stitch), just like the way to attach the tail.
I then make a small yellow tie with felt for this little cutie puppy.