I have some VERY exciting news to share! I have a new pattern that is to be released TOMORROW in One Thimble e-magazine Issue 9! This issue includes 14 PDF Sewing patterns, plus tutorials, sewing articles and handmade business tips. It’s their 2nd Birthday Vintage Circus issue and it looks fantastic! It’s to be released Tomorrow 13th November. To get your copy click on my affiliate link HERE.
So for this Vintage Circus theme I designed these Cheeky Monkeys. They are made from fleece and have Velcro on their hands and feet. They can wear a Bow Tie or a Tutu just for a bit of fun and they love to hang around, hold onto each other and hug you too!
My initial inspiration for this design came from the Monkeys in a Barrel game – can you remember playing with that as a kid?
The design then developed and I based my monkey shape and face on a spider monkey. I love those cute little guys! I made them at first in bright colours – like the monkey in a barrel game – and then also made up samples in the vintage circus colour scheme for One Thimble. These lucky little monkeys got to go to NSW for a professional photo shoot for the magazine! I absolutely LOVE the photos they took there!
I hope you all love my Cheeky Monkeys! The pattern is designed for a confident beginner and the pattern has lots of step by step photos to help you along the way. The arms and legs are sewn into the body seam so they can put up with a bit of playing too. The tutorials for the tutu and the bow ties are also included in pattern. Click HERE to go to One Thimble for the issue 9 of the e-zine or stand alone pattern.