The Simply Simple Dog is a beginner friendly sewing pattern to hand-sew a miniature dog, which is approximately 9 cm (3 1/2″) high.
The Simply Simple Dog is modeled after my dear dog Lily, a mixed breed with large beautiful eyes and adorable floppy ears. She was the guard dog for our chickens when I was little. The only thing that remains of Lily is a sketch that I made years ago, but fond memories of that gentle companion still remain vivid in my mind.
You can choose the Simply Simple Dog‘s color, markings and spots in any way you like. As shown in the above photo, I needled felted the brown markings onto white felt to make a Tenterfield Terrier. I also trimmed its ears a little and left them upright.
You can also make the dog’s coat pattern with permanent markers as I did for the above Dalmatian!
The sewing pattern includes instructions to make a collar, which adds a bit of color to the dog as an accent.
Lastly, I highly recommend using upcycled wool knitwear to make your Simply Simple Dog. The above grey dog was made from an old wool skirt, which I fulled into felt. (Please visit the Simply Simple Cat page for more information on how to full wool knitwear into felt.)
This download item is available from my online shop, muumade.etsy.com. You can also click on any photo above to go to the item page and instantly download the instructions upon purchase.