Free design tutorial for Red panda baby snuggle toy

What better way to try our designs than with a free ITH machine embroidery design. A project perfect for making security blankets for little kids. The perfect personalized gift that you can make using your embroidery and sewing machine with this pattern. You can find how we made this toy by reading this article.

The Red Panda is a mammal native to the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It’s classified as vulnerable, due to habitat loss and poaching. The red panda has been hunted for its fur since the 17th century, when it was first introduced to Europe by Dutch traders. Though hunting them is illegal, they are still poached because of their beautiful bright-red coats that make them popular with hunters as well as those who want their pelts for home decoration or fashion purposes. This week we’re going to show you how easy it is to make a baby snuggle toy in honor of this endangered animal!
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Watch the video below or follow our step-by-step instructions so you can make one too!

This design is done in 2 hoopings on your embroidery machine. Also use an overlocker and or a sewing machine.

  1.  Ears

Step 1 – Place tear- away stabilizer into the hoop.  Stitch the placement stitch.

Step 2 –Place one piece of ear fabric for the inside of the ear right side up over the placement line. Run placement details for inner ear.

Step 3- Place a piece of material over the placement stitches and tack down. Remove from machine, do not un hoop, trim fabric close to stitching. Return hoop to machine and run the satin stitch.

Step 4 –Remove hoop from machine, do not un hoop, place other fabric for back of ear right side down over the design. Return hoop to machine and run the final stitch.

Step 5 – Remove from the hoop.  Tear away all stabilizer. Cut additional fabric away and around corners to assist with round edges and turn out. Ready for placement on body later. Fold the ear along one side(where I have the pin), tape to keep in place. You can also use your sewing machine to tack down the turnover.

  1. Head

Step 1 – Hoop a piece of tearaway stabilizer, load design and run placement stitch.

Step 2 – Place the front fabric right side up over placement stitch, hold in place with tape or pins, make sure pins and the head will not go under the needle, run tack down stitch. Run placement stitch for all the other applique.

Step 3 –Remove hoop from machine, do not un hoop, place fabric over the placement stitch for mouth. Return hoop to machine, run the tack down stitch. Remove hoop from machine, do not un hoop, trim fabric. Leave excess around the neck.

Step 4 – Return hoop to machine, run placement stitch for tears. Place fabric over the tears placement line. Run the tack down stitch. Remove hoop from machine ,do not un hoop, trim fabric close to stitching.

Step 5 –Place water soluble topping over the design area. Return hoop to machine, run the embroidery details.

Step 6- Remove hoop from machine do not un hoop, remove water soluble topping. Return hoop to machine, run the placement stitch for ears.

Step 7 – Remove hoop from machine do not un hoop, place ears face down with the turned edge toward the top. Remove any pins. Return hoop to machine, run the tack down stitch.

Step 8 – Remove hoop from machine do not un hoop. Place back fabric right side down. Run the final outline stitch.

Step 9 – Remove hoop from machine and unhoop, remove tearaway stabilizer, trim edges, clip into corners, and clip into the neck edge, turn through opening.

Step 10 – Add little stuffing.   

  1.  Lovey Triangle

Using a regular sewing machine and or over locker.

There are a couple of different ways to add the blanky to the head.

  1. Use a square and attach the head in the centre. The smallest one would be good for this method.
  2. Make a triangle.

  This is how we do it.

Step 1 – Cut your fabric square to the size you are making. Then cut this square in half along the diagonal to get your triangle. You will need two pieces.

Place right sides together matching corners evenly, leave an opening in the centre along the diagonal for turning right sides out and enough room for attaching the head. Leave the opening at least double the width of the neck.

Step 2 – Stitch with a ¼ to ½ inch seam allowance using the sewing machine or over locker. If using the over locker, reinforce the corners so you can clip them close to get a nice point when turned.

Step 3 – Turn the triangle right side out and press the edges flat. NB DRY IRON ONLY! Especially if using dot minky fabric as steam will flatten the dots permanently.

Step 4 – To attach the head I stitched the seam on the head together with my sewing machine as close as I can with a zipper foot. Lay the head onto the back fabric right sides together within the opening and stitch as close as you can with the sewing machine with your ¼ or ½ inch seam.

 

Step 5 – Fold in the seam allowance on the front triangle and pin in place. I tried to stitch this by machine but was so difficult I ended up stitching by hand using a ladder stitch. So much neater. Stitch a ¼ inch top stitch all around the triangle to finish.

Project complete.

Materials Needed – 6×10 inch design

Ears                       Fleece/minky    2 pieces         3×6 inches

Inner              Fleece/minky      1 piece           3×5 inches

Head                     Fleece/minky    2 pieces         7×8 inches

Face               Fleece/minky     1 piece           5×8 inches

Cheeks             Fleece/minky      2 pieces          3×2 inches

Lovey triangle   Fleece/minky      2 pieces         ½ of 26 inches square

 

Materials Needed – 5×7 inch design

Ears                       Fleece/minky     2 pieces          3×5 inches

Inner              Fleece/minky      1 piece           3×5 inches

Head                     Fleece/minky     2 pieces         7×7 inches

Face               Fleece/minky      1 piece           4×7 inches

Cheeks             Fleece/minky      2 pieces          2×1 inches

Lovey triangle   Fleece/minky      2 pieces         ½ of 20 inches square

 

Materials Needed – 4×4 inch design

Ears                       Fleece/minky     2 pieces          2×4 inches

Inner              Fleece/minky      1 piece           2×4 inches

Head                     Fleece/minky     2 pieces         4×5 inches

Face               Fleece/minky      1 piece           3×5 inches

Cheeks             Fleece/minky      2 pieces          2×1 inches

Lovey triangle   Fleece/minky      2 pieces         ½ of 12 inches square