Use your fabric stash to sew up a patchwork dog

If you’re like me you lovingly collect your pieces of scrap fabrics… Its time to use up that stash with this sweet little project.

About two years ago my neighbour brought over some old quilting books. I discovered some fun projects including this patchwork dog. I simply adore these little dogs! This doggies is great, it can be used as stuffed toy or decorative pillow.

a4762-sewing2ba2bpatchwork2bdog2bfree2bpattern

For this project you’ll need 92 squares fo fabric, 30 for each side and 32 for the center row. I like to cut my pieces into 2.5 inch squares and use a 1/4 inch seam allowance. As long as you’re using square pieces you can change the size of your pieces to vary the size of your finished project.

Sew up your squares as indicated in the diagram below. Start from one side and work your way to the other side assembling the squares. When assembling the center row make sure you leave an opening to be able to turn your dog pillow right side out and stuff him.

I prefer to embroider the dog’s eyes before sewing up the center row to the main front and back, you could finish off the dog’s eyes after he’s fully stuffed as well.

77de5-sewing2ba2bpatchwork2bdog2bfree2bpattern

I hope you enjoy making this project. Its the perfect gift for a child, a mom-to-be or for a nursery.

Please fee free to send me photos here of your finished project, I’d also love to share them with my readers.

For more sewing tutorials, click here!

For more recycling projects, click here!

Sign up for my newsletter to make sure you never miss any of the next free tutorials!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s