This is a Yeowlene cat PDF pattern.
Yeowlene is a 16cm (6 1/2 inches) fully jointed cat. From nose to the tip of her tail, she measures 27cm. She is made of mohair with arylic eyes. The pattern features a few unique techniques to make your creation special. There are wire armatures in the tail and ears and you can shade the fabric with watercolour pencils to give your cat personality. This sewing pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced teddy bear makers.
This modern-style artist sewing pattern cat is the perfect addition to your handmade toy collection. Yeowlene is small enough to easily sit on a shelf or in a display cabinet but she’s big on character.
Yeowlene was designed by Megan Wallace for the Tin Soldiers pattern range.
This is the PDF version of the pattern. A PDF pattern is a great choice because it’s affordable and you don’t have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. Once you have paid for your order, you will receive a link where you can download the pattern sheets and instructions. You can print the pattern on ordinary A4 or Letter sized printer paper. To ensure that your pattern comes out the right size, choose ‘Actual Size’ in your printer settings.
What Fabric is Suitable to Make this Bear?
We made our Yeowlene using 18mm pile feathered mohair. You can also use slightly more furry mohair, or try a fabric with shorter pile to show off her features even more. Although we think that most synthetic fur fabrics wouldn’t do the pattern justice, it would probably work.
Full Supplies List:
- Fabric – white and pink, or small pieces of mohair in any colour you like
- Eyes – 8mm blue cat acrylic eyes, or 8mm glass eyes
- Joints – a 17mm and 20mm mini bear joint set with split pins
- Nose Thread – pink and black embroidery thread no 8
- Pipe cleaners for the tail and ears
Sewing Tools and General Supplies:
In addition to the items in the supplies list above, you will need fiber fill stuffing, sewing thread, and possibly some glass beads or lead shot to weight the bear.
Have the following tools on hand:
- Fabric marking pen to mark out the pattern pieces on the fabric
- Small sharp scissors for cutting out
- Hand sewing needles
- A long doll needle to insert the eyes
- A hemostat or stuffing tool
- Needle nose pliers for the joints
Hand Sewing or Sewing Machine?
We prefer to sew our small bears entirely by hand. You can save time by sewing the seams using a sewing machine. However, you will still need to do some hand-finishing.