View PatternView PatternView PatternView PatternSewing PatternLiberty Hedgehog Animals Children Toys The crowning glory of this cuddly hedgehog by Cheryl Owen is its soft and tactile shaggy spines. They are easy to make from bias strips of fabric – we’ve incorporated Liberty prints in different colours, but it’s also a fantastic project for using up a selection of scraps from your stash. Login to download TemplateEssentialsPrinted turquoise cotton, 25cm x 1.12mPlain red cotton, 7cm squareFive co-ordinating printed cottons, 25cm x 40cmBlack felt, 7cm squareFabric glueToy stuffingCrewel embroidery needleDimensions List12cm x 17cmUse a 6mm seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.Stitch a hedgehog1 Download and print the hedgehog templates above. Cut out one pair of heads, a pair of bodies and two gussets from patterned turquoise cotton, plus two pairs of ears from plain red cotton. Snip notches on all of the pieces where indicated. Cut a nose from felt. Apply fabric glue to the back of the remaining felt to stiffen, set aside to dry, then snip two eyes.2 Pin the eyes to the right side of the heads. Oversew the edges of the eyes, then pin the ears together in pairs and stitch the un-notched edges. Trim the seam allowance to 4mm, then snip the curves and turn right side out. Tack each ear to the right side of a head piece, matching the notches. Sew the heads to the bodies from points A to B, right sides together. Press the seams open.3 Pin the heads and bodies together and stitch between the dots C to A to D. Stitch the gussets together from C to D, leaving a gap between the crosses. Snip the curves and press the seam open.4 Pin one gusset to a head and body, stitch between dots C to B to D, and snip the curves. Repeat to sew the second gusset to the other head and body. Clip the corner and snip the curves, then turn the hedgehog right side out. Stuff evenly and slipstitch the gap closed.5 Gather the nose with a running stitch, 6mm inside the outer edge. Press the outer edge to the inside along the gathering stitches. Insert a little toy stuffing into the nose and pin it to the tip of the head. Sew with small slip stitches twice to secure.6 Draw 1.8cm wide bias strips on five patterned fabrics and cut out. Snip the strips of each print into 50 6cm long rectangles. Anchor a double length of sewing thread at point B on the hedgehog, then sew a gathering stitch across the centre of one rectangle.7 Slide the first strip along the thread to sit against the body, pull up the gathers and sew in place. Bring the needle to the outside of the body 1cm away, and repeat to sew each rectangle 1cm apart all over the body, above the broken lines. Other Popular Makes... Easy floral hot water bottle coverPatchwork & QuiltingDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)When the weather gets nippy, cosy up with Jenny Arnott’s hot floral Easy Fabric Scrap Bucket BagAccessories BagsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Carry your belongings in style with this easy patchwork scrap bag. You can also use these instructions to create matching Selena SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Wrap skirts are seriously underrated as a modest yet fun go-to that is easy to sew. This design by Amanda Debra SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Denim skirts are a wardrobe staple and this chic number by Julia Claridge puts a twist on the style classic Gabrielle SkirtSkirtsDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)If you aren't confident at stitching darts, this pencil skirt designed by Amanda Walker is a good practise piece as Otis the OwlToysDimensions:XS-XL (8-16)Whipped up in Riley Blake's Vienna range, this adorable owl toy is the perfect avian pal for little ones and PopularRecent Easy floral hot water bottle cover Dave Dachshund Free Sewing Pattern Downloads Floaty Floral Three Quarter Sleeved Dress Retro Mixtape Cushion Stuffed Fabric Letters Art Gallery Fabric Unicorn Toy Sewing Bee Sleeveless Shell Top Tweed Chicken Doorstop Sewing Bee Shift Dress Make Your Own Bodycon Dress Wiggle Dress Easy floral hot water bottle cover Easy Fabric Scrap Bucket Bag Selena Skirt Debra Skirt Gabrielle Skirt Otis the Owl Piped Home Letter Cushions Maddie Top Faith Dress Lizzie Tunic Pyjama bottoms Flora Pyjama Set Get all of your sewing essentials sent straight to your inbox! Please keep me up to date with regular emails from Sew MagazineYou need to tick the box above to confirm you want to recieve emails We have sent you a confirmation email, please confirm it.