I have a feeling this has been asked before, but I did a search and couldn't find anything.
I've taken several books out of the library on making stuffed toys and they do a fine job of showing me how to make toys from a pattern, but don't suggest how you would go about making your own patterns. I'm having a hard time trying to visualize something in 3D and then drawing the patterns in 2D. Can anyone who makes their own patterns give suggestions, tips, etc??