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14 FREE Dog Stuffed Animal Patterns

**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**

Sew a cute dog plushie with this collection of fourteen free dog & puppy stuffed animal patterns, tutorials, and diy sewing projects gathered from all over the web. Most with printable templates.


**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**

Here you'll find a variety of dog patterns (and dog breeds) to choose from. Sew a dachshund, a Scottish terrier, a dalmatian, floppy eared hound dogs, and more. To be sewn from traditional fur, fabric, or felt.

Sewing a stuffed animal can be a great way to use up larger fabric scraps you may have leftover from other projects. Or, they can be a great way to use larger quilting pre-cuts like fat quarter and layer cakes. And one of the simpler, flat designs would likely be simple and easy enough for a beginner to sew, or make a quick project for an experienced seamstress.


If you're making your dog from a woven fabric, try sewing the ears from a contrasting or coordinating fabric for more visual interest.

And if you plan to sew your dog plush from fur, you may find the following tips helpful:

Cut your fur in a single layer (instead of doubling it as you usually would for fabric), and fur side down (remembering to cut opposites of any pattern pieces that need it). And cut through the fabric backing only, not through the fur itself.

And if you plan to sew your doggie softie from felt, consider using a high quality wool felt which can make your finished softie look better and last longer than the cheaper acrylic felt you'll find in most craft stores.

And because the pattern pieces for stuffed animals are often quite small, consider cutting them from a lightweight cardboard instead of paper. And instead of pinning them to your fur, lay them onto you fabric, then trace around them with a pen to mark your cutting lines.

And if you're making your dog softie for a baby or small child, just remember not to embellish your stuffed animal with anything that could come off and become a choking hazard (like buttons). Consider hand-embroidering eyes, noses, etc.


Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).


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