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I like foxes a lot. (And dragons.) After a sadly failed attempt at a dragon plush, I decided to try my hand at a fox. Luckily the fox turned out right.

This is more of a soft sculpture or an art toy/plush/doll than "normal" plush. In other words, you can't really squish it and hug it...you just put it on a shelf or your desk so you can have staring contests all day. As you can (hopefully) tell from the fifth photo, the fox is also rather small, about 6 inches from nose to tail.

 
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Step 1: Materials

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  • fabric (main color and contrasting color)
  • fiberfill or stuffing
  • sewing thread
  • embroidery floss (black and one or two accent colors)
  • pipe cleaner/ chenille stem (any color)
  • sewing needle
  • embroidery needle
  • fabric scissors
  • marker/ pen/ pencil (for tracing pattern)
  • pins
  • paintbrush/ chopstick/ anything long and skinny (helpful in flipping the legs right side out)
  • pattern (below)
A note on fabric choice: 
Most fabrics should work fine, but due to the size of the fox (and therefore his legs), thick fabrics such as fleece or canvas probably won't be very suitable.

Step 2: Cut out the Pieces

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At this point, if you haven't already, it would be ideal for you to print the pattern and cut out the pieces.

Now, cut out the pieces from the fabric. I just hold the paper pattern pieces onto the fabric while I trace them with a fine point Sharpie. If you're using to different colored fabrics, make sure that underbody and the tail tips are cut from the contrasting fabric color.

If the pattern indicates you need two of a certain piece, trace the pattern normally to create the first piece, then flip the pattern over and trace to create the second piece--the two pieces should be mirror images of each other.
Ninjadash996 months ago
what does the fox say?
ursaminor (author)  Ninjadash996 months ago
Um, not exactly sure what you're referring to there. I didn't embroider any words/ symbols on him, if that's what you're asking.
Haha, that's not what i meant. i was quoting a song that says "what does the fox say" in it. its pretty popular around my area.
ursaminor (author)  Ninjadash996 months ago
That makes a lot more sense. :) I am rather clueless when it comes to what's popular in music.
KatieLawter7 months ago
Cute guy. :)
ursaminor (author)  KatieLawter7 months ago
Thanks!
freetree1238 months ago
So cute i love foxes do more on foxes
HMice8 months ago
Simple, cute and awesome! I must make this!
ursaminor (author) 8 months ago
Thanks all!
acuchetto8 months ago
Nice!
ChrysN8 months ago
Cute little fox!
jessyratfink8 months ago
It's gorgeous. I love the little bits of stitching on the tail :D
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