This sweet patchwork fox softie pattern from Anthea Christian will be much loved by people of all ages, from children to stitchers looking for a patchwork friend to sit in their sewing room, and this fox looks very flashy made up in scrappy selection of patchwork fabrics.
Includes full materials list, with eight different fabrics used in total to create the patchwork finish
Customise your own fox with your favourite fabrics and colours
Not recommended for children under the age of three
Pattern sheet with all of the components for the fox are included
Detailed step-by-step instructions and colour photographs are included to take you through the entire construction process, from cutting your fabrics to completing your fox and stuffing it
Anthea’s tips on assembly, handy tools to use for the stuffing and her tips on fabric selection are included
Makes a great gift for children or for your crafty friends with a love of foxes
Ideal project for intermediate-level crafters with general sewing skills
How would you describe your particular craft style?I love using bright and colourful fabrics in my creations. When I’m designing my softies, I try to give them personality and cute expressions on their faces.
Did your distinctive style happen over time or was it immediate when you started stitching? I think I’ve always had the same look in mind that I’m trying to create, but perhaps I’ve got better at capturing that look the more items I’ve created. I guess I’ve refined my style over time and experience.
Are you good at all the crafts you’ve tried?I haven’t actually tried that many different crafts. I did learn to crochet recently and have found it relaxing and enjoyable, but I’ve only done a few simple projects so I’m not sure how I would go tackling a more complicated design.
Other than crafting, how do you like to spend your free time?I love going for long walks with friends along the beachside trail near our home, or catching up with friends for coffee. I also love curling up with a good book at home.
Is your stitching a great diversion from tasks you’d prefer to avoid (eg housework)? I’ve learnt that, if I want to spend a decent day sewing, then I have to leave the housework undone. It would be nice to have a clean and tidy house before I start a project but it means cutting into my valuable sewing time.
Of all the designs you have created, which has been your favourite?My fox softie is design so far. I’m really happy with how it turned out, and the positive response from others has been overwhelming. I love the look of the fox made in patchwork fabrics, rather than just plain orange and white, and it means everyone can make a unique version by choosing their own mix of fabrics.
And which has been most popular with the public or give recipient?I’ve given a couple of foxes as gifts and often get requests to make them from others who see them.
Have you got a stitching dream or goal? I really enjoy working at home, doing something I love, so it’s my goal to one day be able to work full time on my business and grow it so it’s beg enough to make a living from. It is doing quite well, but I’m working on expanding my range of patterns so that hopefully one day this will be possible.
What makes you laugh out loud?My two kids make me laugh all the time. They’re always saying funny things and making up funny shows for me to watch.