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Mumtaz, the Mouse

Added Jan 18, 2012

by alenahenriksen

Bangkok, Thailand






I wanted and still want to learn to make beautiful stuffed animals from fabric and bought the book ‘Sewn Toy Tales’ by Mel and Me. I am not happy with the instruction style of the book, but their stuffed toys truly are adorable. Here’s my take of their mouse paper pattern.

The nose, ears were a nightmare to ladder stitch.

I also made a other stuffed toys, you can view it at my blog www.kissingfrogsinsiam.blogspot.com

Material Notes

Cotton, black button for eyes, fusible web, matching cord for tale, batting




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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  • Bulgaria_and_france_burgundy_2012_101_large

    Jan 18, 2012, 11.42 PMby schnui

    So cute. What a lovely toy for a little one.

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    • Nina_chins_large

      Jan 20, 2012, 02.09 AMby alenahenriksen

      Thank you Scnul, I think this one is my favourite. The mouse with its big ears is just soooo eager to be loved. :)

  • Sam_0020_large

    Jan 18, 2012, 09.13 PMby wardrobe-cat

    He (she?) is lovely. I often ditch book instructions. I just put it down to the fact my brain obviouly does not run the same as other peoples, espically the writers of instructions. How tall is he? He looks quite small. Pint size. :)

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    • Nina_chins_large

      Jan 18, 2012, 11.35 PMby alenahenriksen

      Mumtaz is about 21 cm or 8 1/4" tall. You’re right Wardrobe Cat, now that I understand basic construction of toys, I am going to try my next project ignoring their instructions. Let’s see how that turns out. :)

    • Sam_0020_large

      Jan 19, 2012, 05.20 AMby wardrobe-cat

      Perfect size for little hands ;)
      Some things are more easily done your own way. I’d love to see how your other stuff goes. Also, with the ignoring-silly-book-instructions thing, it’s easier to make your own things, own designs, from scratch because you understand it a little more. Have fun! ;)

    • Nina_chins_large

      Jan 20, 2012, 02.10 AMby alenahenriksen

      wardrobe-cat, I would love to design my own stuffed animals and that’s the way I am hoping to go actually. But I seem to have such a problem constructing a 3d object rendered on paper in 2 dimension. Sigh. Hopefully after a few more toys I will get that ah-ha moment.

    • Sam_0020_large

      Jan 20, 2012, 06.27 AMby wardrobe-cat

      My sister has the same problem (no problem with knitting though). It will all come with experience. And practice. And occassionally trying something ‘just cause’. It also might help if you look at purchaced toys and try to analise how they are put together. That helped me a lot. The kids do look at you funny and ask for their toys back ;)

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