I really enjoyed making this little fox for my niece who just turned 2! I based it on a lovely FREE doll pattern by “Make It & Love It” which you can find here. (Thankyou, Make It & Love It!)
I experimented with my own designs by making a fox head with a white face instead of making a human face and hair. I made the skirt with fold over elastic (not folded over), I made little shoes with a “V” shaped opening, I sewed a cute little bow to match and I hand embroidered the eyes to the face instead of using plastic “safety eyes” because as we know, small plastic pieces can be a danger to kids under 3! Sounds like a lot but it was a fairly quick process. Overall I’m pleased with how it turned out and just might have to make a tutorial of the new elements I added to the original pattern. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, if you’d like to learn how to simply embroider eyes check out this great video tutorial I found here.
Until next time, happy sewing!