- WHAT DO YOU RECEIVE
- Full size pattern (no scaling required) with a seam allowance already added, Just download, print and cut out the pattern.
- Detailed, easy to follow, step by step, well illustrated instructions.
- A list of material required
Materials you need at home:
- RECOMMENDED FABRICS, You can use any fabric to make your kooka Seal. Be as creative as you like. We used wool felt but you can use whichever materials you like, cotton, Linen, plush, minky, etc
- You will need
- sewing machine
- toy stuffing
- safety eyes Approx 18mm (3/4 inch).
- Main Fabric 1/2 yard of cotton is more than enough (a half yard is typically 46 cm , x 112cm (18“x44” ). If using wool felt 50cm x 91cm (20x36”)
- Fabric or felt for the nose 10cm x 5cm (4”x2”), a small piece of bondaweb is also useful for the snout appliqué
- A sheet of wadding (or batting) for the tail and fins 25cm x 30cm (10x12”)
Our easy to make soft toy sewing pattern will make a Seal finished size is approx 50cm (20”)
Off the coast of County Wexford lie the Islands of Great and Little Saltee, Great Saltee teams with sea birds and on the far side of the Island live the Grey Seals.
Everything on the this seal is sewn in by machine, the nose and mouth is integrated so No embroidery which makes this soft toy easier to make and safe for children - no worrying if the nose or mouth will unravel.
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.