This puppy plush is adorable, soft and homemade from an old bath robe! I made the pattern from looking at my son's other stuffed animal & taking lots of measurements to make something similar. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be! To make a super cute stuffed animal - it takes a few extra pattern pieces and a little bit of time. It is worth it though!

You can download all of the pattern pieces here in PDF form. Please note that the main body pieces are so large that they required four pieces of paper. Once you print them out, you'll need to lay them down and tape them together before cutting them out. Most of the other pieces are smaller and won't require anything but cutting and laying on your fabric. *In the photos, the puppy made was the white one! The brown one is the puppy I used to help make the pattern!

What You Will Need:
  • Fabric (an old robe or some other plush type of material would be ideal)
  • Stuffing or filling
  • Thread, Scissors, Pins & Sewing Machine
  • I recommend some type of black furry material for the nose - or you can embroider one on or use black felt - anything you choose - I used black fur
  • Eyes ( I used black buttons)

Step 1: Pattern & Cutting the Fabric

The first step is for you to cut out the pattern pieces. Then, lay out your fabric, pin the pattern pieces down or make an outline of them on the fabric, and cut all the pieces necessary. Pay attention to the fabric - if one side has a different texture or effect than the other side, just be aware of that so you cut the pieces out so the fabric is the same. The pattern piece for the tummy area needs to be cut out with one side on the fold of the fabric.

After cutting all the pieces out, then you need to take the two main side body pieces. Pin them together along the top (see image) where the top of the back will connect. Before you begin, take note of where the tail should be located. Leave this area alone - do not sew there. Skip that small tail area, and finish sewing until the back is sewn together.

Now, sew the tail pieces together leaving an opening at the end. Stuff it (don't over-stuff it though) and then sew it into the opening along the back.
<p>Hi. I'm trying to make this but am having difficulty with the darts on the tummy. Granted, I haven't sewn in 25 years so please be patient with me. When you show the image of the leg piece flipped inside, just exactly what does that mean? I am working with fabric with a definite right and wrong side so am I folding the leg into the right side of the fabric, showing the wrong side of the leg, or vise versa? Also at that time, am I matching the bottom of the dart to the top of the dart and then stitching along where they match?</p><p>Then I'm confused about the third image, where you say that &quot;this part is folded up&quot; because the arrow points to the dotted line. So does that mean the dotted line is then folded up to where it looks like I'm supposed to stitch along the first stitch that's depicted in the first image? I apologize if that doesn't make sense.</p><p>Would appreciate your help, please. Thank you.</p>
<p>THANK YOU for this! I'm going to be Betty Boop for Halloween... and I wanted a stuffed &quot;Pudgy&quot; the dog to carry around with me, but I didn't want to spend $20 (plus shipping) by buying one online. :D I'll just make the pattern a tad rounder and add some spots! </p>
<p>Yay so happy you found this :) Hope it turns out great! </p>
omg tnx
<p>This is such an adorable idea!!! I need to make much smaller plush animals as they are going to be squeaker puppies for my two Chihuahuas. I have a gray robe and one dog is black/the other is white. It will look like they have a bunch of puppies!!!</p>
<p>I am going to attempt to do this. I was going to have a memory bear made from an old plush robe that was my sisters before she passed. They were 85.-90. Then I thought I would try to make one myself and then decided on a dog. It would be more special made by me then someone else. Wish me luck</p>
Hi KdBaier - thank you for the comment and for sharing about your sister. I am so sorry for your loss. I think your plans to do this - is such a beautiful idea. I agree - that you making it yourself would be very special. Please please let me know if you have any problems or need help with it in any way..I will try to help as I know how important it is. I feel honored that you might make it from this pattern. Take care and if you do make it - hope you let us know how it turns out. :)
are you kidding me! I cannot believe this turned out like the ones you buy in stores!
<p>awww thanks for the sweet comment!!! This was one project I really LOVE and still love seeing that little guy around. My son isn't getting old for stuffed animals now - but I still love it! :) </p>
Great Puppy. It&acute;s amazing!<br>I&acute;m having some trouble to find the pattern. What do I have to do to download it?<br><br>thank you a lot and congratulations!
I love your puppy! I have to read this instructable
Great job gotta be one of the best ones I've seen!
love them! You have my vote. I am going to try and make one.
I hope it turns out great - if you have questions, let me know!
Now that's what I call C-R-A-F-T-Y and a great instructable!
Thank you so much!
Awwww....how cute is that!
Thanks Shazni!!! :)
Thanks Mario :)
So cute!
Wow! How sweet.
It is adorable!
Thanks so much ChrysN :)
You are always so creative!!!!
Holly-These are adorable. What imagination. Another great idea and thanks for the pattern.
Thank you so much! :)
Oh that is the cutest! You did such an awesome job! It looks store bought but better :)
Thank you so much, Penolopy!!! I was so happy it turned out this way on the first try with the pattern!!! :) Excited to make more for other little family members!

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