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Children’s Little Pet Friends Bags

Below the Kowhai

Children’s sizes 1-10

6 adorable Pet Friends for you to create. Including Cat, Dog, Horse, Lopsy Bunny, Mouse and Rabbit.

Whip up your own litter of them today!

Sewing for Easter? You’ll love the two different rabbit options that are perfect for Easter egg hunts or chocolate-less gifts!

Create your own litter of Pet Friends with this beginner friendly pattern and tutorial from Below the Kōwhai.

In this pattern you’ll find six furry friends that are often found around the home. You will have your choice of a Cat, Dog, Horse, Lopsy Bunny, Mouse and Rabbit… or make a whole litter! They make the perfect companion for the little child in your life, providing endless hours of collecting treasure, going on adventures and role playing with their new Pet.

You will be guided step by step through the process to create your own Little Pet Friends Bag including embroidery detailing and unique animal details for each pattern. If you’re new to these sewing skills you will be in safe hands, the instructions and included photos have been created with beginners in mind.

That’s what Below the Kōwhai patterns are all about – simple patterns with great instructions that have you sewing to the highest standard, no matter what your sewing level is.

Please enjoy this pattern and it’s 6 Pet Friends from Below the Kōwhai and look out for more wild animal friends in the future!

Features of the Little Pet Friends Bag:

6 unique pet friends to choose from

Cat, dog, horse, lopsy bunny, mouse and rabbit.

Embroidered pet detailing and ears

Children’s sizes 1-10

Fully lined, box bottom bag with flap

Velcro closure

Twill tape strap (or heading, herringbone, webbing tape)

Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this bag

Sewing Level:

The Little Pet Friends Bag has been designed with beginners in mind. In fact if you can sew in a straight line and find the zig zag stitch on your machine then this is for you!

You’ll love the sweet animal details together with the embroidered face. You will find full instructions and an embroidery guide within the tutorial to take you step by step through the process. Give it a go and you will gain some new skills!

Estimated time:
30-60 minutes Embroidery
30-60 minutes Sewing

Fabric Suggestions:

As this is semi structured, interfaced and lined bag, look for light to medium weight fabrics that can be easily pressed to create nice edges rather than bulky fabrics which may be hard to sew through many layers.

Suggested Fabrics: Cottons, voile, lawn, linen and linen blends, chambray and light denims, quilting cotton and anything similar that catches your eye!

With this in mind, shop from your stash as you only need a small amount of fabric for this project!

Fabric and Notions Required:

Bag Main .25m (9.8”):
Medium weight fabrics: cotton, linen, quilting cotton, chambray etc.

Lining .25m (9.8”):
Light weight fabrics: cotton, poly cotton, voile, lawn etc.

Interfacing .25m (9.8”):
Iron on interfacing in a similar weight to your main fabric.

Felt:
Small piece of wool or acrylic felt in a co-ordinating colour.

Wool:
Small length of wool for the horse mane.

Cotton Tape:
(also known as heading, twill, webbing or herringbone tape depending on your country)
2cm (0.7”) wide in the colour of your choice.

Notions:

Co-ordinating sewing thread.

1.5m (1.6 yard) x 6 strand embroidery cotton in black or co-ordinating colour.

3cm (2.5”) length x 2.5cm (1”) width sew-in velcro.

Scissors, pins, needle.

Optional small embroidery hoop (10-15cm). Because the fabric is interfaced you may find you don’t need a hoop to secure your fabric as you stitch which is why it is optional.

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Additional information

Fabric

Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting

Size

One Size

Sewing level

Absolute Beginner

Make time

Half a day

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