Amazing Craft – Sewing Jackson Mouse Pattern
With the Amazing Craft’s pattern to sew JACKSON MOUSE you can create a cute, little, 12cm mouse using traditional toy making methods*.
Jackson looks great made from mohair and is made using glass* eyes and is jointed (moveable arms, legs and head!) and can be made using a sewing machine or by hand sewing. Although he looks great made from mohair, any non-stretch or woven fabrics will work well with this re-usable pattern. The 14 page instruction booklet has clear guides to guide you through the entire process and is supported with our online videos should you prefer a more visual way to learn. Add a little steel weighting into his legs and tummy and he will feel truly adorable in the palm of your hand when complete!
We were delighted to have ‘Sum of their Stories’ review our kit and you can read their thoughts and photos here.
Materials you will need:-
. 25cm deep x 23cm wide piece of mohair (a fat quarter will be plenty) or a woven fabric with little stretch (e.g. cotton)
. 12cm deep x 10cm wide 30% Wool Felt (ear inserts & paws)
. Cotton or polyester sewing thread to match your fabric
. One pair of 6mm black glass eyes
. 10mm cotter pin joints (one set)
. 1.5m extra strong thread (used for the head joint & eyes)
. 40cm DMC Pink 957 Cotton Perle Size 3 (for the nose)
. 15g polyfibre stuffing
. 60g steel weighting
. 10cm brown 2mm thonging (tail!)
Equipment you will need:-
. A sewing needle
. A doll needle
. Fabric scissors
. Round nosed pliers
. Paper scissors
. Tailor’s chalk, fabric pen or a pencil
. A stuffing tool, haemostats or a chopstick!
. Back stitch
. Ladder stitch
. Running stitch
To complete this project, the maker will need to be able:
. to hand sew or be able to use a sewing machine
. to feel confident working with small, ‘fiddly’ pieces!
*Because this kit contains glass eyes, it is not suitable as a toy. If, however, you want to make it suitable as a toy, you can replace the eyes with safety eyes or simply embroider them on.