Being on the Kunin Felt Dream Team is such a fun adventure. With oodles of felt in the studio, we sometimes just create from scratch. I doodled up a pig pattern for Valentines Day so I could create something special to send to Dylan for his dorm. This little pig would be a fabulous addition to story telling with kids too. There are so many fantastic picture books with pigs as well as the famous tale of the Three Little Pigs.
He has a stuffed pig that he has had since early childhood and I wouldn’t let him take it to college. I am attached to the memories and don’t want him to get lost…or worse, be given to a GIRL! Here are the pigs, side by side.
The pattern is easy peasy and you can download it free here.
I sewed the front and back of the ears together and did the same for the arms. Then I stitched the snout to the front body and added the buttons for eyes. They are two black beauty colored buttons from my Laura Kelly collection with Buttons Galore. I added a few stitches to the snout while I had the black floss needle threaded. Then I added the red heart to the front body by hand stitching too. I pinned the arms and ears to the body front and then sewed the back to it leaving a little opening, flipped it and stuffed it with Silky Soft from Fairfield. To close it up, I hand stitched the opening closed.
Ta Da! It is so squealing cute that I took a road trip to photograph it in front of this beautiful barn.
I think I will create a farm friend for him. Any animal suggestions?