Yeowlene cat printed 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 printed version of the pattern. A printed teddy bear pattern is a great choice because you will receive the pattern templates ready to cut out and printed instructions that you can refer to on your worktable as you sew. Once you have paid for your order, we will ship the pattern sheets and instructions to your delivery address.
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 supplies list, 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 bears entirely by hand. You can save time by sewing the long seams using a sewing machine. However, you will still need to do some hand-finishing.