Welcome to the Bonbon Pets headquarters!
If you don’t have the pattern, grab a copy of it here. Then come back and let’s sew!
Remember to share your own pics on Instagram with:
#bonbonpets and @made_everyday
Q: Do you allow the sale of Bonbon Pets made from your pattern?
A: Yes, under certain circumstances.
• By purchasing this pattern, you are free to make items from the pattern and sell them in your small-scale shop, such as an Etsy shop, or for a local fundraising event. No production license is needed.
• No mass production please.
• If you ever have someone manufacture for you, you will need to create your own pattern.
Q: Do you have a video showing how to make Bonbon Pets?
A: Not exactly, but I do have one showing how to make a stuffed cactus pillow, which uses almost all of the same techniques. Click the play button below and enjoy. Or you can watch it on my channel.
Seeing what you make is my favorite. Be sure to tag #bonbonpets and @made_everyday when you post yours on Instagram.
You can share them with me on Facebook too.
STUFFING: My favorite for this is polyester fiberfill. Here’s a common one, and here’s the cheapest option I found for a not-too-big bag on Amazon. A single bag will stuff multiple pets.
FELT: You can use lots of different things for your pets’ facial details, but my favorite is simple craft felt. It’s inexpensive, comes in loads of colors, and doesn’t fray. A package like this will set you up. I like this option too, with lots of 6″ squares. (Hint: a 6″ square will fit even the largest facial detail on the Bonbon Pets!)
FLOSS: For embroidered details, cotton floss is perfect! It’s readily available at your local craft store, where 10m skeins are usually about 50 cents. But if that’s not a convenient option for you, I like this package of some basic neutral colors.
MARKING TOOLS: There are so many options for tools you can use to transfer markings from your pattern to your fabric; it might take some experimenting to find your favorite. A Dritz Air Erasable marker is a popular choice, or tailor’s chalk. I also like Frixion pens, which can be used as regular pens as well.
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