Hi, I am new to making stuffed stuff! I have made one thing before, a hedgehog pincushion out of felt. It was quite fun http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=364456.msg4279752#msg4279752
I have this pattern from a calendar for this cute little dog!
So I have some questions for you experts. The pattern doesn't include seam allowances. (side-note, why is that?) So when I add my own (I suppose I'll trace the pattern with added ones), how big am I supposed to make them? It's a pretty small pattern, I measured 18cm (7 inches) from top to bottom.
Also, it says to "place plastic pellets into the bottom of the body". I suppose that's for weighting? And how many do I place? I don't even know what these plastic pellets look like!
If you guys could help it'd be sooo appreciated. I think I need to learn more basics. Does anyone have any helpful suggestions for me? That'd be great
One more question, reading the instructions it tells you to place the ear 3mm from the edge of the head, then later when you stitch the head together to secure the ears as you go. They appear to be sewn into the seam in the picture....I am confused!
Thanks again for your help!!