I love to design and create and usually have lots of exciting ideas running around my head at one time. I have a mountain of bits of paper with sketches and doodles on them but only a few make it to the design stage…. So HOW does an idea evolve into a pattern and then a finished cutie?
First I make a sketch of the idea. This panda was sketched following a customer request for a panda pillow.
…. and this drawing was done after a customer asked for a pug pillow.
I then make a number of template pieces by tracing over each feature i.e. the face, ears, eyes and nose. Each template piece is then cut out in felt ready to sew together.
It’s a bit like a jig saw puzzle as each piece is appliquéd onto the face. I love to see how things come together and a little character emerges.
Here’s how the panda and pug pillows turned out. I was quite happy with the end results!
What do you think?
Bye for now.
P.S. ~ You can find the pattern for the panda pillow right here.