- • Detailed instructions how to appliqué (the easy way).
- • Full size pattern (no scaling required) with a seam allowance already added
- • Detailed, easy to follow, step by step, well illustrated instructions.
- • A list of material required
- • Only basic sewing skills are required.
- • Seam allowance already added.
Materials you need at home:
- Black Fabric: 1/4 yard. (a quarter yard is typically 23 cm x 112cm (9“x44” ).
- White Fabric for the Belly: 1⁄8 yard. (a eighth yard is typically 11.5 cm x 112cm (4.5“x44” ).
- White felt for the Motifs/appliqués: 20cm x 15cm (8”x6“).
- Gray felt for the Motifs/appliqués: (white or cream would also work fine) 10cm x 10cm (4”x4“).
- A piece of iron on interface (like bondaweb or similar) for the Motifs/appliqués: 30cm x 30cm (12x12”)
- A sheet of Wadding (or batting) for the tail and flippers : 30cm x 30cm (12x12”)
Orca (killer Whale) Sewing Pattern and detailed instructions.
Instant Download. Sew your own. Finished size is approx 16” (40cm).
Orcas are the largest of the oceanic dolphin family and not really a whale at all. While an Orca can accelerate faster than a great white and is much larger, there has never been a fatal attack on a human in the wild by these intelligent beautiful animals.
RECOMMENDED FABRICS: You can use any fabric to make your Orca. Be as creative as you like. Felt works well for the appliqué. and an old pair of black jeans (or any old black clothing) can be upcycled for the main fabric.
Unique sewing patterns for brave beginners! Hello! my name is Dermot O'Grady and i'm the Irish pattern designer behind CraftyKooka. I live in County Wexford in the south east of rural Ireland with my wife Elisangela and our children, Tommy, Lester, Gil and Alice. Originally Craftykooka was set up by Elisangela to make and sell memory bears. The name "kooka" was a childhood nickname given to her by her dad. I helped out with cutting the fabric and other odd jobs. Eventually Elisangela taught me to sew and for fun I started making toys to give to our children. I found it really engaging and everything I came up with was met with huge enthusiasm by the kids. The collection grew and the toys improved. Over time the store transitioned from memory bears to sewing patterns.
Every pattern takes weeks and sometimes months of development, continually making modifications, and improvements until it's up to the highest standard. Right from the beginning I've been aware that arts and crafts people are visual people. So I make the instructions as clear as possible with lots of illustrations. Hopefully making the whole process interesting and fun.