If you already have a copy of my Barney, Bessie, Ben & Bunny Pattern, try this hack!
To start make a second copy of your pattern.
Draw a curved line from one side to the other to create the gusset pattern piece.
Trace onto double fabric as shown below.
Do NOT cut on the line.
Stitch as shown below along the lines with a small stitch.
Pin together matching the lines.
Hint: After you have sewn on the traced line (Red lines). Use the pattern pieces again and trace the gusset pattern outline onto the other side of the gusset piece so you now have the traced outline on both sides.
Sew the gusset into place by sewing along traced lines. Sew to the point on each side. Don't stress if the sewing line does match perfectly on the outside of the body as long as one side is on the lines.
Trim the seams if need and then nick into the corners and curves.
Turn right side out.
You can now stuff your little friend via the opening and then ladder stitch the opening closed.
Embroider the nose and mouth with black DMC thread. Use the same thread to sew the black buttons on for the eyes. Please refer to the photographs as a guide.
Copyright c. Megelles 2023 This pattern and products made from this pattern may not be reproduced in any form ( i.e. enlarged, reduced or reproduction and the written instructions and designs) without written permission from the designer.