IMPORTANT TIPS: Do not be misled: the Head for this pattern DOES fit the body, in spite of the appearance of the pattern page.
The problem is that when you open the pattern, the Head and Body pieces are right next to each other and they don’t look like they will fit - BUT THEY DO! It’s like sewing in a sleeve or any other curved piece. Cut out your pieces as noted on the pattern and prepare the Hedgehog following the instructions. Once you get to the point where your ready to attach the Head to the Body, with RST, pin the end of the Head and the Body together; now continue to pin the pieces together like a sleeve...they fit RIGHT? Now sew them together. If they don't fit, then check your cut pieces next to the templates and be sure you’re not working with any of the batting yet.
The second item is that you do not cut a Back Body piece because there isn’t one - you don’t need one. This approach could be something new to you, but it’s not to Susie’s designs, because Susie is a little lazy - she likes to take short cuts whenever possible. Once you piece your Ears, Head and Body, you build a stack as instructed in instruction #8 using the remaining Hedgehog Body fabric and batting(s). You’re using your pieced top Hedgehog as your template and you just sew around it as instructed. This process saves time piecing and cutting - you don’t need to cut, piece and sew two Hedgehogs nor do you need to fussy-cut the batting(s), and with the edges on the stack you won’t stretch out the basic shape of the Hedgehog...Easy Peasy!
A fun new twist on the traditional butterfly, Hearts-A-Flutter includes instructions to make a collection of fun Butterfly place mats, Table-Runners, Table-Toppers and even a whimsical wall-hanging using finished butterflies scattered along a wall for fun! Make in any color combinations for birthday parties, picnics or to match your decor. Approximate finished size 14" x 14"; antennas are optional and removable.
Make hot pads and/or mouse pads with this versatile sewing pattern! A trio of multipurpose projects includes Cupcakes, Monkeys and a new Who Owl! Sew quick, easy, and fun! Approximate finished sizes 9" x 7" (excluding Monkey ears).
As much fun as a barrel of monkeys! Who wouldn’t want to invite these Spunky Monkeys to their party? Quick and easy to make, these guys will cheer up everyday meals too! Includes a Sock Monkey, Scamp and Oooh Monkey designs to make place mats, a table
runner or a table topper. Approximate finished size 13" x 16" (including ears); it also includes a Monkey Bread recipe!
Fun Owl purse for girls of all ages! This Owl purse has an inside pocket along with two Wing pockets which will hold your keys, cell phone and more. Easy to make and a hoot to use! Approximate finished size 9" x 11" (excluding strap).
To celebrate Spring and May Flowers, we’re giving away a pattern with enough special notions to make four "Bee Happy" place mats - after all there would be no flowers without the help of Bees! So, if you would like to take a chance on winning the "Bee Happy" pattern, along with eight (8) eye-buttons and four (4) yards of the 1-½" wide black rick-rack, all you need to do is "Like" us on Face Book and we’ll randomly choose one winner on May 15th from all the people who have liked us!
To "Like" us (if you haven’t already), you can go to our web site (www.susiecshore.com), and on any page (except Notes & Tips) click on the Face Book Logo, then finally click on the "Like" button to "Like" us.
We’re thinking about having a drawing every month that could include patterns, patterns and notions or fabric, etc.; so once you "Like" us, you’ll get updates on Face Book and still have a chance to win every month!