8.23.2009

Bunny and Fox Flip Doll Pattern

Bunny and Fox Flip Doll

**update Wednesday, 8/26: The bandwidth is all used up and the downloads are gone! Thanks everyone for your comments and interest in my new pattern. It can now be found in the shop.
**update 2011 - this pattern has been retired because my new flip doll patterns are just better.  Check those out first, but if you're really interested in this one you can contact me. ;)

I may not be back to blogging full time, but it seems like I'm already sewing full time. I feel like I've already said so much about these little dolls, I don't know what to say about them now. I adore this idea, and just couldn't get it out of my head until I made one... or five. Anyway, here's the final product. I meant to put a couple of dolls in the shop, but I just don't have the time to make them now. I'm also thinking of making some versions with other animals. If there is some interest, I'll try to do a few before Christmas.

The bunny and fox flip snugly, so it doesn't appear to be anything other than what you see at first. I like that - it makes the surprise more fun. The pattern is a bit more difficult than some of my others - definitely not for the faint of heart. It involves embroidery, sewing in elastic, and sewing many layers and small openings. Each step is explained with lots of pictures and tips to help you through it. Once you get it finished, it makes a very satisfying toy.

Here's the spoiler shot. Kind of weird looking - a little like childbirth.

Bunny and Fox Flip Doll - in flip

Below you can download a 15 page pdf with pattern and instructions. Materials Needed: a fat quarter or less of two different fabrics, and smaller amounts of 2 accent fabrics, a sewing machine, pins, thread, scissors, stuffing, low loft quilt batting, embroidery floss, embroidery needle, elastic, and a little bit of time!

Here's the drill: 300 free downloads are all claimed!

I love feedback on my patterns - please let me know what you think. Happy downloading!

Bunny and Fox Flip Doll



Bunny and Fox Flip Doll - Bunnies fronts

20 comments:

CitricSugar said...

This is so clever! Thank you for sharing!

rach said...

Thank you, Thank you. Im doing a handmade Christmas this year and I've been looking for fun and unique ideas. This litle bunny and fox doll is absolutely adorable and perfect for my little ones. This just made my day.

t sanders said...

Maybe you should do one of Mom and Dad for christmas. They would think it was funny. You should consider people.

{Jodie} said...

Oh I love these! That little fox has stolen my heart. :)

jeneaevan said...

Thank you, they are adorable!

BiBaBoBje said...

thank you so much. I am sure my little ones will love them

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, you are so clever. Marie

Sarah said...

They are adorable! Thank you!

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

THANKS SO MUCH ... what a wonderful gift to share with us!! I cant wait to get a gap next week and try it out!! We have a new little neice in our family and I think that this would be great for her!!!

Cleo

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

I second T SANDERS on the people one !! Please let meknow if you do that!!! Cleo

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet pattern. I can't believe my good fortune by being chosen one of the lucky few.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Love this! Great idea! I couldn't resist adding this to our link luv roundup today.

http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2009/08/link-luv-roundup_26.html

Thanks!

MB said...

I've tried several times for this super cute free download only to get the "error" page. Very frustrating to say the least. :(
Melissa B.
mbabecka@hotmail.com

Laura said...

The downloads are all gone! Thanks everyone!

Andy Porter said...

You are killing me with cuteness!!
~Andy @ poppiesatplay.blogspot.com

julie said...

Flip dolls kind of freak me out a little, but I always love to see how you play with a form, and how your creations flow from it.

carynd said...

OK, I love these but am not ready to attempt just yet. I am the faint of heart. Please sell a few. I had a flip doll when I was young. Little red riding hood and wolf. I want my daughter to have one too!!!

Nuttygirl said...

I used to love these! Now I have to make one for one of my kids for christmas and they really don't need any more gifts. Such a clever pattern!

syafika said...

hye laura , your handy craft was so cute. i really like it. I hope that i could try it on my own. But i don't know where is the tutorial that you are giving? could you tell me?

JennyTheArtist said...

i would love this pattern, please lmk if you are letting more people download the pattern!