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« on: July 14, 2014 03:34:46 PM »

I had all this leftover wool felt from a hippogriff so why not make a donkey, too? Here's a pattern in case you need a tiny ass. (Can I say that?)





Materials:
Grey wool felt
Small amount wool felt for hat, pannier, and any decoration
Embroidery Floss
Sequins, beads, flowers- your choice of miscellany for decoration
Wool/polyfil for stuffing
Cardstock or tag board for your pattern
Insulated wire for legs (optional)



Got your pattern cut out of wool? Good. Note that the back gusset has marked "A" and "B" points, which match up with the coordinating points on the left and right sides of the body. Match "A" on gusset with point A on one of the sides, and beginning at nose, whip stitch to B. Repeat for other side.



Whip stitch the curve of the under gusset, PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION to the left and right sides. Make sure you have the right under gusset match up with the right legs, and left to left.



Starting at the top front of the gusset, whip stitch down along a front leg, around hoof, and about an inch up the back of leg. Stuff some wool into hoof then continue along the under body and sew rear leg in the same manner. I chose to use a short length of insulated wire inside the legs for stability but he stands alright with firm stuffing. Continue for other side, leaving a gap in the middle of the gusset for stuffing. Stuff as you sew along, it's much easier that way. Sew up any remaining gaps, like the chest and neck area.






Whew! Go get a drink and smile at your success.
Embroider the hat with whatever stitch, glue ric rac on it, bead it, whatever. Sew the straight edges together and then cut two small slits in the top so the ears can poke through. Fold ears together at the base, then shove 'em through the slits in the hat. Sew ears to hat, then sew to donkey.



Embroider the center fronts of the pannier, then sew straight edges together. Sew pannier base to bottom edge. Sew large loops on the pannier top to simulate flowers, then stitch to top of pannier. Or omit the top entirely and stuff the pannier with flowers like I did, because I can't make loopy embroidered flowers. Cut a strip of wool that is 1" by 3" and sew panniers on either end.



Time to decorate your donkey! Embroider eyes, sew beads around neck, add wool leaves...don't forget to give the little guy a tail. I gave mine a turkey stitch mane and a dangly tail.



Too Cute!
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014 03:50:07 PM »

Oh my, I love him!  Smiley Many of us could probably benefit from a smaller ass than we may have at the present moment...
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014 04:33:15 PM »

Oh my, I love him!  Smiley Many of us could probably benefit from a smaller ass than we may have at the present moment...
Ha!  I love him, too.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014 05:01:51 PM »

What a cute ass you have!

I really love his little hat. Cheesy

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014 06:41:14 PM »

Awww- what a cutie!!! Super cute and so well made!
The tutorial is really easy to understand, too- how sweet of You to share Smiley


Your little ass totally rocks! Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2014 06:44:27 PM »

aww!  he's adorable.   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014 01:08:55 AM »

Awww, first you post an adorable owl tutorial and now this little donkey... YOU ROCK!!

I love him!!
And your tutorial is great and fun to read! Thanks again!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014 03:46:58 AM »

Oh my goodness, the little hat is just too much! Grin What an awesome pattern -- thank you so much for sharing that.

Oh, and great ass! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2014 07:50:02 AM »

oh so cute!

Each morning I drive by a farm that raises little donkeys.  I was trying to think of something little I could slip into near the mailbox as a thank you for this little happy scene each day...this would be perfect!

Thanks for sharing your cute little ass!  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014 09:20:38 PM »

CUTE OVERLOAD!! Thank you for sharing this great tutorial. You are do such awesome work Smiley.
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