Hey there, piglet.
Here's an easy-to-sew little critter you can make in an afternoon. Crafted from boiled wool, felt, or fleece, your pig can be a finger puppet play character, a little face that peeks out of the top of a stocking, an ornament for your tree or tablescape, or a very special package topper. Your printed pattern will arrive in the mail and includes the card stock pattern, a 26-page tutorial booklet with fully illustrated instructions (inc. how to prep boiled wool), plus a pattern sheet for optional costumes and accessories. Or, if you'd prefer a PDF you can print yourself at home, click here to order the PDF downloadable version.
If you're new to sewing, you'll find the instructions beginner-friendly whether you have a sewing machine or want to learn hand-stitching techniques for toymaking. Children under 10 will most likely need adult accompaniment in order to succeed unless they already have a bit of sewing experience. And if you're more experienced at sewing, you'll find lots of creative costume and accessories options for exercising your imagination. For some ideas to get you started, visit the Design-Your-Own page or our Customers' Character Gallery.
Pigs are about 4 inches tall, so they fit right into the 1:12 standard for dollhouses.
Making a batch of little piglets could be a great way to prep for the holidays this year. Make different characters and/or enlist the children in your life to design costumes for the characters. Please note: pigs have small parts and are not suitable for children under 3.
If you don't want to round up all the supplies you need to make your pig, click here for the everything-but-the-scissors kit that includes the printed pattern and instructions.
If you'd like to source materials yourself, here's what you'll need to make each little pig:
- Body fabric: 7” x 10” piece of felt, fleece, or boiled wool (to prep boiled wool, see page 5)
- Eyes: Opaque black glass seed beads - 3mm (6/0), 2 per pig
body: all-purpose thread
eyes: button & craft thread
- Polyester stuffing: small amount for head
- Card stock or index weight paper for pattern pieces
- Turning stick: chopstick, pen, etc.
- Glue: Strong-holding fabric glue: Beacon Fabri-tac or Aleene’s OK to Wash It, hot glue, permanent glue dots
- Pen for tracing patterns onto fabric
- Needle, scissors, etc.
- Fine-point black pen for snout
- Disappearing marker for marking position of eyes
- Brown fabric marker for shading
- Costume fabric: felt, cottons, wool, tulle, etc.
- Notions: narrow ribbon for sashes and bows
This pattern is for personal use only. For licensing info, please email me at pippa@ craftdesignworks.com.