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These precious beetle, bee and ladybug pillows are easy to make. The bugs are fun and functional – a soft pillow for resting and an adorable toy. Your favorite girl or boy will love carrying these sweet animals around. The arms and legs are perfect for little hands to hold.
A standard 14” pillow form is used to fill the body of each bug (or you can use polyester fiberfill to stuff bugs). Sample bugs are made from fleece which makes them very soft! Cotton fabrics are used for eyes and spots on beetle and ladybug. Baby and jumbo rick rack are used for mouths and bee stripes. All sewing is done by machine. There aren’t any attached embellishments which makes them safe for toddlers (although, toddlers should always be watched carefully with toys).
This PDF e-pattern includes measurements for body/leg/antennae squares/rectangles, full size patterns for eyes/spots and bee wings, a materials list, detailed instructions written in English, and clear step-by-step photographs.
Materials Needed to Make One Pillow (except fleece – see below for fleece):
-Cotton print or solid fabric – 3” x 6” rectangle for eyes, 2” x 4” rectangle for eye pupils, 9” x 12” rectangle for spots on beetle/ladybug
-Double sided iron-on fusible web – amount varies - a 9” x 12” rectangle is the largest size needed (Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web by The Warm Company was used for sample insects but any fusible web for fabric will work fine)
-14” Pillow form (or use polyester fiberfill to stuff animal)
-Baby rick rack – 8” piece
-Jumbo rick rack – 1 1/2 yards for bee
Fleece Needed to Make Beetle Pillow – 3/8 yard for body bottom, 1/4 yard for body top, 1/8 yard for legs,
1/8 yard for antennae
Fleece Needed to Make Bee Pillow – 1/2 yard for body, 1/8 yard for wings, 1/8 yard for antennae
Fleece Needed to Make Ladybug Pillow – 3/8 yard for body bottom & antennae, 1/4 yard for body top & legs
There are six pages of instructions, two pages of patterns, and twenty-four photographs.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and patterns for making pillows. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
sew set go! These are so adorable.
Copyrights protect this pattern from being reproduced in any media format to be resold. Permission is given for the pattern to be used to make and sell finished designs in limited quantities.