$10.00 USDSize Chart + Materials List
Stay warm the old fashioned way - snuggle up with these cute and cosy hot water bottle critters.
Economical warmth, no fuss and the children love them... My little girl has even requested I make these for her friends as gifts this year!
This sewing pattern includes ALL seven animals, which are fantastic for market sellers, make fabulous gifts for the young and young-at-heart, and are great scrap busters too.
• Animals include: Raccoon, Fox, Kitty, Panda, Owl, Bear + Fawn
The dimensions are approx 8” (20cm) wide by 13.5” (34cm) long, to fit a standard sized hot water bottle. Back closure is an envelope style like a cushion, for easy in and out.
1/2 yard (or metre) of 44” (115cm) fabric will make two covers, but you will need this amount to make one.
Scraps - with the largest piece needed being approx 8.5” x 10” (22cm x 26cm).
Base fabrics for the cover need to be soft and warm and something you would like to cuddle up to! I find these covers are particularly well suited for recycling soft wool fabrics such as blankets and woolen pants or skirts. Other warm, soft fabrics such as fleece, minky, felted wool sweaters, wool blends, velvet or stable knits are also suitable; however, please be aware of the following two points when choosing fabric.
1) You will need to be able to iron your fabric, so some fleece fabrics may be unsuitable for this reason.
2) You will need to stabilise any stretchy fabrics by adding iron-on stabiliser to the back of the fabric/sweater before you start to prevent stretching as you sew on the facial features.
Detail fabrics for the facial features need to be lightweight and not prone to heavy fraying. Regular quilting cotton or something similar is recommended. If you use anything heavier than this, your sewing machine may struggle to get through all the layers in certain places.