I picked up this Stoff & Stil toy lion kit on my trip to Copenhagen last month because the design really caught my eye, and I thought it would make a cute gift for Alex (my other half)’s niece:
The kit consists of a length of fabric, with a printed lion design on it, with cutting lines around the outside. The fabric is quite heavy and has a visible texture to it. The design of the lion is loose and sketchy which is what appealed to me: its not too fancy and perfect so it already looks well loved.
After unfolding the pattern I was surprised to find there were absolutely no instructions included! I had expected to find something on the card insert that the fabric was wrapped around, but no, there was nothing. The pattern is clearly very simple, however I was hoping for some instructions about the best place to leave open to turn the toy from the wrong side to the right side.
Because the fabric was quite thick, I found it hard to see if my stitching was falling within the coloured part of the design (I didn’t want to see the white polka dot fabric once I had turned the lion inside out). I found I could check this by holding the sewing up to the light – the design showed through against the stitches, like in the photo below: