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New Pattern Release!

We are excited to get to share our latest pattern with you today! It's called The Quilted Dinghy and Life Jacket and it's absolutely adorable! Our pattern includes detailed, illustrated instructions as well as full size paper patterns to create both the boat and the life jacket.

The Life Jacket pattern is sized to fit a softie made from our Simple Softie Kit, but actually fits any sort of doll or stuffed animal that might need to practice safe boating habits! It is such a fun accessory for your softie or American Girl doll. And so easy, there's no reason not to make them for all the toys!

Simple Softie Bunny with Life Jacket on Chambray Whole Cloth "Boat Quilt"

The Quilted Dinghy is just that - a small boat made from quilted canvas and lined in fun quilting cotton. The boat is finished with a bias tape edge that also adds structure. Two layers of batting quilted with canvas also give the boat some heft without making it to stiff or "crispy". Twill tape loops on the front bow and the back help encourage creative play: pull the boat behind your favorite truck, or hook up some adventurous skiers to the back! The boat goes together in a flash and will make the big and small boat enthusiasts in your life very happy.

SS Minnow

We love the idea of including handmade items into our kids' everyday play, and the Quilted Dinghy and Life Jacket are the perfect way to do just that. But, it doesn't end there. The boat would be adorable decoration in a nautical themed nursery filled with teddy bears or used more practically to hold diapers or burp cloths. Wouldn't it even be a fun remote control caddy on your coffee table at the lake? Don't forget to add some embellishments! A name for sure, but also registration numbers that are actually the "captain's" birthday or a flag would be fun. Hidden pockets on the inside would also be great for holding secret treasure.

Pile all your friends in!

Ready to get started? Here's what you'll need:

Boat Supplies:

1/2 Yard Canvas or Linen (Boat Exterior)

3/4 Yard Quilting Cotton (Boat Lining)

Life Jacket Supplies:

Orange Thread

The original "Quilted Dinghy"

Fabric: Dyed Solid Canvas in Kelp and Sea in Park

The "Yacht Sea"

Time for a boat race!

We can't wait to see the adorable creations you come up with using this pattern! Here's some fabric inspiration to get you going!

Stop in soon to see the SS Minnow, the Yacht Sea and the original Quilted Dinghy on display in the shop!


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