Siberian tigers are the largest cats in the world, but there are only between 400 and 500 left. Siberian tigers live in Russia with small numbers also in North Korea and China. Making a stuffed Siberian tiger out of material is an ideal way to remember the importance of protecting these animals. It is quicker to make the tiger if you have a sewing machine, but if you don't have one you can hand sew with a needle and thread.
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Things you need
- Siberian tiger sewing pattern
- Fake fur material
- Sewing machine
- Soft toy stuffing
Lay out the shapes of the pattern on a flat surface.
Cut each of the shapes out with scissors, then pin them to the reverse side of the fake fur fabric.
Follow the pattern to pin the pieces of the tiger together. Match the correct edges together, so you build up a shape of the tiger made from material, only inside-out.
Sew along each of the edges using a sewing machine. Stitch inside of the trace lines, as they overlap slightly where you have pinned them in place. Tie off the thread securely at the beginning and end of stitching. Leave a hole for reversing the pattern and stuffing the toy.
Cut off the excess thread as you go along to keep the sewing neat and tidy.
Flip the fur side out and stuff the tiger with your soft toy stuffing. Pull off smaller pieces to stuff the feet and paws, and then use larger pieces for the body. Sew the remaining gap shut.
Tips and warnings
- Pre-wash your material before you begin making the tiger.
- Use lots of pins to stop your pattern shapes from moving out of place.
- Avoid using material that frays easily at the edges.
- Use a material that stretches in all directions.
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