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Animal Puppet Purse pattern (bear, cat, mouse, rabbit and pig) - hand and machine sewing instructions

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    • illustrated sewing pattern
    • US Imperial Measurement / Metric Measurement
    • sewing pattern for hand or machine sewing
    • 3 sizes to fit all children
    • suitable for beginners

    Pattern measurements: metric & inches
    Pattern paper format: US letter & A4


    Is it a puppet? Is it a purse? No - it's both!

    This PDF sewing pattern, for both hand or machine stitching, enables you to make the super cute Animal Puppet Purse. The puppet purse incorporates a small, snap closed purse (wallet), where children can put their pennies. Then un-snap and it turns into a hand puppet - a bear (or polar bear), pig, rabbit, mouse or cat. With the addition of an optional strap, it can be hung round the neck or strung over a shoulder. It's the perfect, unique gift that children will adore!

    The pattern contains 3 sizes: small - for children up to age 5 approx, large - for age 6 to 9 approx, extra large - age 10 and over

    Materials needed: felt or fleece, buttons for eyes etc, ribbon for strap (optional), embroidery thread (hand sewn version) and a small metal snap fastener.

    Rated as Beginner+ as it's easy to make. However, some of the pieces, like the nose, are a bit fiddly to sew on the machine - you can easily hand sew them though!

    The PDF file includes:

    • Pattern: fully scaled, computer generated pattern pieces using non-trim method of assembly

    • Materials needed, including a chart showing the size of each piece of coloured fabric required

    • Metric and imperial measurements

    • Printing instructions, including using layers to print assembly lines for letter and A4 paper

    • Tutorial: detailed step-by-step instructions, for both machine and hand sewing, with clear diagrams and tips

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    Materials you need at home:

    • felt or fleece
    • ribbon up to 1m (39")
    • 2 buttons or kamsnaps for eyes
    • larger button (bear nose)
    • 2 small buttons (pig nostrils)
    • small snap
    • fabric scissors
    • pins
    • pen
    • sewing machine (optional)
    • embroidery thread and needle (optional)
    • thread
    • needle