Plush Raccoon Sewing Pattern, Teddy Bear, Posable Raccoon Tutorial
Mary Wimberley’s Woody Raccoon Woody Raccoon is intended as a collectible for adults rather than a toy for children. Advanced Sewing experience required. This 9 page pattern for Woody Raccoon is an original pattern for an 10.5” (26 cm) movement raccoon (my movement animals have a double jointed neck, wired limbs and are constructed to stand upright, stand on all fours, sit and other expressive poses.) The pattern is made for 8.5” x 11” paper and folded to fit into a plastic zip lock bag for your convenience. You will find never techniques for creating eyelids, whiskers and my needle sculpting and faux airbrush techniques. The pattern includes a complete list of materials as well as a montage of photos for reference. There are four full pages of clearly marked pattern pieces with detailed instructions for cutting, trimming, marking, sewing the fur. The pattern pieces include dots for cotter pin or bolt insertion, openings for turning, seam allowance, nap arrows, eye placement and nose insertion dots and more. This pattern also is easy to resize because I include the stitch line and also outlines of the discs so as you shrink or enlarge the pattern you can see where to stitch and what size discs to use.
Additionally there are two pages of instructions for finishing Woody including my ear positioning, my unique false head back for seamless eye insertion and my needle sculpting techniques and more! This raccoon can be made up in mohair, alpaca or synthetics. Please note the fur lengths I recommend for best results. If you want to sell your raccoon, that is fine as long as you give me credit as the pattern maker. For example, I am offering Rocky Raccoon, made from Mary Wimberley’s (of Mary’s Secret Garden) Raccoon pattern. Please do not sell or share the pattern itself. Enjoy! Thanks so much for your support! Let me know if there are other animal patterns you would be interested in purchasing. Much love for Mary of the Secret Garden PS. See the article about me in the April/May 2018 to read more about me!
*Advanced Sewing pattern *Teddy Bear Creation a plus *Artist Raccoon-Teddy Bear Style *Detailed directions *Illustrated Pattern *Pieced face and Hand coloring explained * Movement Animal-poses in all ways including all 4's *Pattern maker available for consultation *Artist Teddy Bear maker *Award winning Raccoon
Materials you need at home:
10.5” Woody Raccoon Materials:
MC (Brownish Gray) 1” alpaca: 18” x 18“ (body back, neck, upper legs & arms,) *CC Light Gray 1” alpaca: 6“ x 7” ~ (alpaca) *MC Short (Br. Gray) 5/8” alpaca: 10” x 10” (paws and feet) *White 1” alpaca: 9” x 7” (tail, muzzle, center face, inner ear) *Black 1” alpaca: 5” x 6” (tail, eye mask & ear back) *Black Short (OPT) 3/8” alpaca: 4” x 5“ (ear backs & eye mask if not trimming long black) *Eyelids: 3” x 1 1/2” thin brown or black leather *Eyes: 8 mm brown eyes (or clear) *Other materials: Tacky glue, q-tip, 18 gauge covered floral wire, duct tape, washers, cotter pins (or bolts/nuts) white & gray upholstery thread, Fray Check, markers or airbrush, stuffing, black pearl cotton, horse hair, paint for eyes *Discs: Head: (1) 1” Upper Neck: (1) 1” Lower Neck: (2) 1 3/8“ Arm: (4) 7/8” Leg: (4) 1 1/4”
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