7 " (18 cm) Lifelike Jointed Mohair Skunk, Realistic, Teddy Bear Style Skunk, Artist Skunk, Woodland Animal Sewing Pattern
Petunia skunk by Mary Jardin Wimberley Hi Everyone and thanks for viewing my skunk Pattern! She is my newest at the moment, which means she may be the most detailed as far as instructions, illustrations, pattern labeling, etc. But I wanted to make sure you know that she is a collectible soft sculpted animal intended for adults-not children. Also it will be helpful if you have some experience sewing and or making teddy bears. With this pattern, you will create Petunia Skunk who is a 7 ½” (18 cm) tall whimsical yet realistic soft sculpture mohair skunk! I studied baby skunks thoroughly and fell in love with their sweet faces and eventually came up with this easy to follow pattern. Each of my patterns offers different and in this case new techniques. This one features hand made claws and a sculpted nose both of which are optional. I also include other options like creating an embroidered nose, adding whiskers and creating eye whites behind the eyes. To make things easy, the ears are machine sewn into the head and eye dots are provided for you. There are 2 pages of pattern pieces in this 9 page pattern which are clearly marked with seam letters for easy match up, dots for cotter pin or bolt insertion, openings for turning, seam allowance, nap arrows, notches for eye placement and more. The pattern is easy to resize because I include the stitch line and disc outlines so as you shrink or enlarge the pattern and still see where to stitch and what size discs to use. 5 pages of illustrated directions will show you how to create leather eyelids, how to needle sculpt the face how to insert eyes without damaging the head back and more. A list of materials needed is provided as well as a collection of Skunk photos for your reference. This original 8 page pattern for 7 1/2” Petunia Skunk is designed to fit horizontally on 8.5” x 11” paper. Once printed, pages can be folded in half to fit into a zip lock bag for storage. By purchasing this pattern you agree to not sell or share this pattern. You may sell a skunk made from this pattern or a revised version as long as you mention it was made by Mary Wimberley of Mary’s Secret Garden. I have put many years of experience and many hours into the pattern so giving me credit helps me enormously. In fact share on Facebook if you if you feel so moved. ☺ Enjoy! Thanks so much for your support! Friend me as facebook.com/mary/wimberley to follow my progress on the next pattern. You can go to my website: www.marywimberley.com to look at my photo gallery and see what other animals I have made. Enjoy and please feel free to write with questions while you are constructing. So much love and good luck! Mary of the Secret Garden PS. Please see the may/april 2018 Teddy Bear Times to read more about me!
*Artist Style Skunk *18 cm Realistic skunk *7" Adorable Baby skunk *Collectible Teddy Bear Style kunk *Mohair Jointed Skunk Toy *Detailed directions *Wonderful illustrations *Photographic references *Help available from Pattern maker *Well labeled pattern pieces *Sewing experience helpful
Materials you need at home:
Petunia Skunk Materials List *FUR: Mohair *MC 1/2” Black: 15“ x 10” (Side Face, Front Body, Arms, Legs) *MC 1 1/2“ Black: 8” x 5” (Tail Tip) *MC 1/8“ Dense Black: 4” x 3” (Muzzle) *CC 1 ½” White: 7” x 10” (Head Back, Body Back) *MC Black Wool Felt: 2“ x 4” *Black Leather: 3” x 1 1/2” (Eyelids) *White felt: 1“ x 1” (OPT) (Eye White behind eye) *DISCS: Head: (1) 1” - 1 1/4“ Neck: (1) 3/4” Arm: (4) 3/4” Leg: (4) 1 1/4“ *Eyes: 7 mm Black or Brown *Nose: (Mauve, Taupe or Black) Sculpy or Pearl Cotton *Claws: Gray or tan Epoxy Putty (Apoxie Sculpt) *Whiskers: Brown, Black or White Horsehair *Hardware: (10) washers, (5) T cotter pins, cotter key, small clips hemostat *Stuffing: Poly fiberfill (Do not use silky style) *Other materials: 18 gauge covered floral wire, duct tape, White pen or White Out pen, Embroidery scissors, white glue, toothpicks, q-tips, upholstery thread, Fray Check, assorted needles, finger brush, glue stick, poster board, paint for nose, fixative or polyurethane, gel super glue, awl, “Apoxie Sculpt” (or Epoxy Putty), gray & mauve Sculpy (Polymer clay), eye lashes (OPT), waxed linen, jumbo tweezers for stuffing
Hi! I'm Mary of Mary's Secret Garden. I've been a working artist for about 36 years, 26 of those years making soft sculpted critters. My Artist bear years were fun including selling bears on QVS, winning my share of contests but mostly loving interacting with the collectors and artists. Now my hands have become a little tired so I am combining my love of bear making, my pattern making skills and my love of teaching in these detailed soft sculpted animal patterns for artists and collectors to try for themselves. I love creating the animals from scratch and refining the patterns with illustrations, well labeled pattern pieces and complete directions so they are easily followed.. Each pattern contains unique secrets and techniques. Many consider the patterns their own continuing Education in Advanced Bear Making! The other thing I offer is my personal guidance and help as you construct your animal. I will even help you find your materials. Take a look at what I offer and see what you think. Please feel free to write with questions and friend me on Facebook to see what I am up to! Blessings, Mary of the Secret Garden