Rosemary and Redcurrant Lamb Pets for 18" Dolls Plush Pattern

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Rosemary and Redcurrant are two cute lambs who make delightful farmyard pets for your 18" dolls. They would also be perfect for your School Nativity play, or Welsh or Highland scenes.

The lambs made from this pattern are approximately 7½" tall and 11" long from tip of the nose to tip of the tail. There may be slight variations depending on the stretchiness of your chosen fabric and how you fill the toy.

Rosemary is a simple lamb, whose body is made with a single color of Sherpa-style fleece. She has contrasting hooves and her inner ears are lined with contrasting 1/16" (3mm) short pile fleece fabric, or you could use flesh-colored satin for her ear linings instead. The Sherpa-style fleece pile can be gently clipped to give her face a little more definition.

Redcurrant is a more complex creature. He is designed to be more realistic. His body and head are made from the same type of Sherpa-style fleece as Rosemary, but he has a face and lower legs cut from contrasting 1/16" (3mm) short pile fleece fabric, as well as contrasting hooves and ear linings.

Both lambs have a cute little tail, and a nose embroidered from pink floss.
The heads and bodies are the same size so that you can mix and match them to create a unique lamb should you wish to do so.

Rosemary is suitable for beginner toymakers. Redcurrant is suitable for more confident toymakers as the two-colored lamb has more seams including inset curves.

Why Rosemary and Redcurrant? Traditionally rosemary is the herb used when cooking roast lamb; while redcurrant sauce is served on the side!

Recommended Fabrics: Rosemary (the simple one-colored lamb) is designed for Sherpa-style fleece, mock sheepskin fur fabric, or textured shaggy long pile cuddle plush-style fabric such as rose swirl plush (aka Shannon Cuddle Plush® or Minky®) for the head and body; with 3mm pile plush fabric for the hooves. Redcurrant (the two-colored lamb) is designed to use Sherpa-style fleece, mock sheepskin fur fabric, or textured shaggy plush for the main body and head; with 3mm cuddle plush for the face, legs and hooves. If you use Sherpa-style fleece or mock sheepskin fur fabric, there are several different types. Please make sure that the kind you buy has a knitted or woven background, not a suede-type background. The suede backed fabric is not suitable for toymaking as it has glue between the two layers of fabric that may damage your sewing machine and it is very hard to sew by hand, even with a specialist needle designed for sewing leather. If your plush fabric frays or the backing ravels easily, then you will find it helpful to apply fusible interfacing to the back of the fabric before cutting out and sewing the lamb. The ears of both lambs can be lined with matching or contrasting 3mm pile plush fabric, or you can use flesh-colored quilter's cotton or satin fabric if you prefer.

Supplies Needed:
MATERIALS REQUIRED
Rosemary – simple one-colored lamb
- 22" x 15" of Sherpa-style fleece fabric or mock sheepskin fur fabric.
- 22" x 3" of 3mm short pile plush fabric.
- 5" x 3" cream or flesh-colored short pile plush fabric or satin.
Redcurrant – two-colored lamb
- 22" x 11" of Sherpa-style fleece or mock sheepskin fur fabric.
- 22" x 6" of 3mm short pile plush fabric.
- 22" x 3" of 3mm short pile plush fabric.
- 5" x 3" cream or flesh-colored short pile plush fabric or satin.
Plus you will need the following for either lamb:
- 8 oz (250 gram) of polyester fiberfill toy filling.
- 2 x 0.25" (6mm) safety toy eyes for each lamb (so you will need four eyes if you are making both lambs). If you cannot find safety eyes, then you can use felt dots for the eyes. If the lamb is not a toy for a child then you could also use small black buttons for the eyes.
- Extra strong thread for attaching the head to the body.
- Approximately half a yard of ribbon to tie around the finished lamb's neck.

NOTIONS AND TOOLS YOU WILL FIND HELPFUL
- Fray stopping fluid.
- Chopstick or blunt-ended knitting needle for turning and stuffing.
- A circular needle will be helpful for attaching the head.
- Teazel brush, or blunt ended tapestry needle for easing trapped fur pile out of the seams.
- Long dollmaker’s needle for sculpting the facial features and embroidering the nose and mouth.

Skill Level:  Two options: Easy (Rosemary), Intermediate (Redcurrant)

What You Get: One 57 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.

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04/10/2020
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Patches

This is such a cute pattern. The instructions are very well written. I didn't have the appropriate fabric so I did a test run with a heavy cotton type fabric. My dolls now have a cute pet lamb named Patches, just in time for Easter.

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