I predict that hedgehogs are the next hottest trend! Why? Because I am seeing them everywhere and I love them. I did a post about hedgehog cookies here, a felted hedgehog here, a clay pot hedgehog here and I have been seeing them all over! If you want to jump in on the hedgehog bandwagon, here is a great pattern and tutorial from the super cute book Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals: With Full-Size Patterns for 20 Cuddly Critters.
Click on these great pages from Wild and Wonderful Fleece Animals: With Full-Size Patterns for 20 Cuddly Critters to enlarge and read the tutorial on how to sew a fleece hedgehog.
Here are the hedgehog patterns:
More about the book and patterns:
Fleece is soft, warm, easy to work with, and simple to sew-requiring no lining or edge-finishing. Even brand-new sewers can make the perfect gift in a weekend, or less!
New in paperback, this book provides easy step-by-step instruction to make a range of cuddly fleece creatures to keep or give away-in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns. Each of the 20 animals is featured in a full-size photograph, along with a variation in one or more colors or sizes. There are easy-to-follow line drawings and step-by-step text instruction for construction and assembly of each one. Linda Carr adds her own creative touches to each of the simple shapes-decorative trims, bright appliques, and quick, secure closures. Full-size tissue patterns and templates are included for each of the projects. Fleece fabric is easy to find, and the selection of colors, patterns, and textures is increasing in stores like Jo-Ann and Hancock Fabrics.
Linda Carr designs toys, dolls, and kids' and doll clothing for Vogue patterns. She has worked with Vogue to create many licensed patterns, including Jim Henson's Muppets, Cabbage Patch Kids, World Wildlife Federation toys, and the Madame Alexander series. Linda was featured in the February 2007 issue of Vogue Patterns. She is also the author of Classic Cloth Dolls: Beautiful Fabric Dolls and Clothes from the Vogue Patterns Collection.