The symbol of the year 2018 dog do it yourself - the cutest dog we have done!

This Sunday my daughter and I sewed a charming soft toy made of fluffy white fleece fabric especially for the New Year, since the Symbol of the Year 2018 is a Dog. And we traditionally sew each year and do different New Year crafts. We like the process very much, and the result is even greater. Well, an additional plus - the child learns to work. At the present time, rarely anyone knows how to sew a button, then sew it on, and it is a real art to sew a dog with their own hands.

Here is our symbol of the year 2018 dog do it yourself.

symbol of the year 2018 dog do it yourself

To stitch a dog for 2018, first we were looking for suitable patterns. We liked two. Hopefully, we will sew the second dog too and show it to you. For Christmas crafts, such a fabric dog pattern was used.

DIY dog pattern

 

You can open the photo patterns in a separate tab, save and print.We are trying to save all the dog's patterns from the fabric of the symbol of 2018 in A4 format, so that it is more convenient to print.

To sew a dog with your own hands, you will need:

  • a piece of soft fabric (suitable fleece, felt, bright chintz) 20 cm wide, 40 cm long,
  • synthetic padding for soft toys,
  • decorative bright ribbon for collar,
  • Buttons for eyes and nose,
  • threads, needles,
  • scissors,
  • and the pattern dog pattern 2018.

how to sew a dog with your own hands

How to sew a dog with your own hands - step by step master class with photos

To sew a dog with your own hands, we impose patterns on the fabric. For those parts that are needed in the amount of 2 pieces - we fold the fabric in two, pin the first part of the dog’s body with English needles and circle it. We circled a beige marker, and here it began to shine through the fabric and is slightly visible on the toy itself. Therefore it is better to circle a pencil.

sew a dog with your own hands patterns

The pattern of the part between the ears on the head is needed in the amount of 1 piece, so cut it only one.

fabric dog pattern

After all the patterns are transferred to the fabric, we remove the paper and cut out the details of the soft toy - the symbol of the year 2018.

The next step is to sew the parts together. For this:

  • sew the lower part of the legs to the outside of the body, leaving the tummy open (through it we will fill the craft with a padding polyester);
  • on the head, between the ears from the nose and forth with the transition to the back we sew the insert;
  • in other places we sew the torso of the dog together.

How to sew crafts dog for the New Year

You can sew a little dog with your own hands with a needle and thread, but we sewed it on a sewing machine. So faster and my daughter likes to sew on a typewriter.

How to sew a dog with their own hands from fabric

In how to sew a dog beautiful and neat, it is subtlety. Everyone who sews know about it, but I still remind you. In the corners (on the legs, on the tummy), the fabric is stretched when you twist the toy, folds form and look ugly. To prevent this from happening, you need from the wrong side, in the place where the seam makes an angle, make a small incision to the seam. Then, when inverting, the fabric left on the hem stops being stretched and there are no folds on the outside. I hope I explained it clearly. Look at the photo where you need to make small nadreziki.

do it yourself dog

Now, when the symbol of the new 2018 year, the dog is sewn with his own hands, it remains to fill it with padding polyester and any other packing. Try to fill the symbol of the year with your own hands tightly, if necessary, pushing the sintepon with a pencil.

Dogs made of cloth for the New Year

In order to make the symbol of the year, the dog looked elegant and became a real Christmas decoration, sew a collar of shiny ribbon over it.

symbol of the year dog do it yourself

Brilliant eyes - beads and a cute nose from a transparent brown button in the form of a heart decorated our own symbol of the year dog crafts with their own hands.

symbol of the year dog crafts with their own hands

Even our cat loved this dog, a cute symbol of the new year. She lies in the photo in the background, if you look closely.

symbol of the year 2018 dog do it yourself

There is a simpler option, how to sew a symbol of the year 2018 dog with your own hands. To do this, cut only the two outer parts of the dog's body and sew it together. The dog will turn out flat, more simple in manufacturing, but not less interesting.

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