This sweet panda is a quick and easy project that is sure to be loved by the wee ones in your life. It's a great size for cuddling. With embroidered details and no buttons at the joints, it is also safe for all ages.
approx. 1 yard of black felt
1/2 yard of white felt
fat quarter of print fabric
ribbon or bias tape
choice of stuffing (polyfil, wool, cotton, eco-fil)
fabric pen (the kind that fades away)
The panda will have felt and embroidered details. It will be jointed (but not button-jointed for safety).
1 white felt center panel for the head
2 white felt side panels for the head
1 white felt center panel for the body
2 white felt side panels for the body
4 black felt pieces for the arms
4 black felt pieces for the legs
2 fabric pieces for the feet
2 fabric pieces for the ears
2 black felt pieces for the ears
2 black felt pieces for the eyes
Soto Softies was started in early 2007 when an eternal daydreamer finally got behind a sewing machine and started making the cast of characters for the movie going on in her head. The creative force behind Soto Softies is Maritza Soto, a former freelance illustrator who now prefers to create these bright, colorful plush characters chock full of personality, combining hand-stitching and machine sewing, working mainly with wool felt and cotton fabrics. Inspired by vintage toy designs and nuigurumi, the Japanese art of making soft toys, Maritza started sewing in the summer of 2006. She has not looked back. She loves to play with color and form and is growing and developing her craft every day. Her whimsical softies are fun for children and adults alike.
Pattern & images © 2009 Maritza Soto. Contact