After finding this pattern over a year ago, I finally decided to buy this super cute Patchwork Fox (aff link) to make him the right way. Funny story is, I did download the Too Flashy Fox pattern piece for free from my blog post last year but I wasn’t able to figure the face pieces out. I know I make stuffed animals and dolls all the time but this patchwork fox puzzled me to no end. I did end up trashing it and not thinking about for a while. With that said, I bought the pattern to get the directions because I love the look of this guy and all the scrap that can be used.
I started this the other day and it took a bit to find all the right scraps to fit the pieces and the right look. I didn’t want the pieces to not clash to much but it is a patchwork pattern so it needed to be a bit scrappy. Yes, is a hard balance to make everything match but not too matchy at the same time. There are many pieces of this pattern and this was probably why I wasn’t able to figure it out before.
So here is what I cut out after 2 days of on and off cutting. My mom said oh you could sell these as cheap, they don’t use a lot of fabric, I said what!! It has taken me that long just to cut out pieces and then I need to sew it together LOL. We will see but cheap is not happening. After finishing it is a lot of work and definitely can not be sold cheap.
Please note to keep your pattern pieces with your what you cut out, I didn’t so I had to search for each piece. The words are important on the piece to help you understand the directions. One thing I was not to happy with was the direction use the color of the fabrics that she used. Since I used different color fabrics it was a bit confusing at first. I also had to re-cut one of the back legs because it was not facing the right way.
With that said, I do love that you can make it any color you want with all your scraps. My ears are different and even different on the back. I did stuff them a bit, the direction look like battling is used but I was out of batting. The stuffing was fine and only needed a little bit to puff them up.
Watch out for your pins, I bend a needle sewing the face. It is such a small space and all curve don’t stay put, so I tried to sew over the needles. LOL See the photo below, it was really bend too.
Yes I had to rip a couple stitches out because I messed up, I am hoping the next one is much easier.
Here is the face before I stuffed it. He is super cute and worth all the trouble. You have to sew and attach the eye before stuffing too that was a first for me.
This little guy (he is about 11 inches) took a lot more stuffing than I thought, he looks small but the stuffing needs to be tight for support. I didn’t add weight to the bottom like the pattern suggested but he seems to be sitting fine without it.
He is super cute outside in the grass, as you can see in my photos. These are just in my front yard too, I don’t have a big yard either. Yes, he nose is a bit off but I think it gives him personality, now for a name!!! Francie is the name on the pattern but I wanted a different name.
So bottom line is he can be made with lots of patience. I have been looking for others who have made this pattern for a year but only saw one. Did you make one? share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
Here is the second one I made, note sure sure your legs are right because I keep cutting out one side and having to recut after. I have like 3 spare legs all for the same side, lol