Finally I can show you something that I have actually made! Its been ages since I sewed my last softie, and cobwebs were growing on my pins and needles. But I was inspired by the lambkin made by Vicki, from the pattern she posted here, and I began to make one of my own. But somewhere along the line I finally got it, how you make a flat softie into one with two ears instead of one, four legs instead of two, and that will actually... gasp... stand up! So poor lambkin has been neglected while I fiddled with my much loved scotty dog pattern and managed to come up with this! Okay, even I admit this is pretty darn cute.
He has two ears...
Because this little guy makes me silly-happy, I want to share him with everyone! So I made a pattern for you to make your own litter of scotty dog pups.
This pattern is now licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. You are allowed to sell hand made items made using this pattern providing you give attribution to Jenny B Harris and where possible link back to this web page:
Click -->here<-- to download the pdf.
Please note that since I like to sew with felt, there are no seam allowances included, so if you want to make yours from fabric, you'll need to add that. The directions are pretty much the same as for Vicki's lambkin, except the best place to leave an opening for stuffing is his back, between the base of the neck and tail. I would also suggest you sew the head gusset and head first, and stuff those before you sew the rest of the body as it is difficult to reach once the bottom is closed up.
And if you like, you can always use just the outer body pattern and make a flat scotty, like this one...
Please let me know if you make one, I'd love to see! I set up a Scotty Softie group on Flickr, so I hope you will share photos of your pups!