What child wouldn’t love to see this little guy peaking out from beneath the tree on Christmas morning? Heck, maybe you’d like him for your own! The pup pictured is made from wool suiting, which makes him especially durable and endearing and his plump legs are jointed, thanks to buttons that allow for his limbs to pivot. These add to Bobi’s charm and character, but also make him inappropriate for children under three years of age. His spots and inner ears and legs are made from fabrics different than that of the main body and don’t require much yardage, allowing for fun fabric selection opportunities, so dig deep in your stash.
There are many ways you can customize your pooch, like recycling fabric from a favorite old shirt or by using a plain, sturdy fabric like denim for the main body and turning Bobi into an autograph hound. The suiting material suggested makes a great blank canvas for touches of embroidery or even a rhinestone collar—so get creative and pimp that pup! Click here for the pattern and instructions.
Bobi Dog was designed by Maria Madeira, one of the 10 soft doll designers featured in We Make Dolls!: Top Dollmakers Share Their Secrets & Patterns, by Jenny Doh.