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What Happened to the Squshies Monkey Pattern?

Felt Monkey Pattern
Last year we released our very first pattern! We even did an in depth sew along here on the blog. It was very exciting and something we had wanted to do for a long time. We hoped to offer more patterns.
Starting on January 1st of this year, we made the pattern unavailable in our shop and put all our other pattern projects on hold because of changes to VAT (value added tax) laws in the European Union.
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 8

Welcome to day 8 of the sew along!
felt monkey ornament
If you've been following along with the sew along today is a pretty exciting day...today we are going to finish our Golden Lion Tamarins! 
Today we're going to sew around the head, stuff the body and head, and secure the head.
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 7

Welcome to day 7 of the sew along!
felt monkey pattern
We're getting closer and closer to having a finished felt monkey.  Today we're going to work on getting the monkey's body close to finished and ready for stuffing.

To finish the body, we actually need to start by placing the back of the monkey's head.

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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 6

Welcome to day 6 of the sew along!
felt monkey ornament tail
Today we're going to attach the tail to your monkey. Up until this point you could use the back stitch or the double running stitch on everything. I've been demonstrating all the steps in this sew along with the double running stitch.
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 5

Welcome to day 5 of the sew along!
golden lion tamarin
Today we're going to be adding the feet and toes to our Golden Lion Tamarins.
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 4

Welcome to day 4 of the sew along!

pdf felt animal pattern

The Golden Lion Tamarin is our very first pattern and to celebrate we're doing a sew along! Today is the 4th part of the sew along where we are going to discuss finishing the monkey's face: the eyes, mouth, nostrils and brow.

The face is a really fun part of making a felt animal. This is where your critter really starts to come to life as you give it personality with a facial expression.
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 3

felt monkey Welcome to day 3 of the sew along! Today we are going to start the face for our monkey and talk about the double running stitch
In the pattern, we show how to attach the grey face piece using the back stitch. The back stitch is great to use on any piece where the back side is hidden. When you use the back stitch, the back side of what you're sewing isn't very pretty. It is perfect for something like the face shape on the head. 
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 2

Welcome to day 2 of the sew along!

golden lion tamarin pattern pic
Today we are going to talk about cutting the felt pieces for your Golden Lion Tamarin using the freezer paper method. This is my favorite way to cut felt.

We also going to cover getting the ribbon in place today.
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Sew Along Part 1

Golden Lion Tamarin Pattern
We've released our very first pattern, The Golden Lion Tamarin
You may remember this cute little monkey from March Monkey Madness. She was one of the most popular monkeys from the month long celebration so she seemed a fun choice for our first pattern. 
We want making a Squshie to be a great experience so we thought with this 1st pattern it would be fun to do a sew along! Here on the blog we are going to go over all the steps of making the monkey, focusing extra on the parts that our pattern testers found a little tricky. 
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Felt Monkey Ornament Pattern

felt monkey
It is finally here! The very first Squshies pattern! Now you can make your very own Golden Lion Tamarin Ornament. If that news wasn't exciting enough for a limited time we are offering our pattern at a special sale price....50% off!
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