Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Free Stuffed Dachshund Sewing Pattern and Instructions

Oh, isn't he cute? I'm not a pro at sewing or anything...though this may make me look like I'm a better sewer than I am.

My six year old said he wanted a stuffed dachshund. On a whim, I figured I'd look to see if there were any dachshund stuffed animal patterns around. What do you know? There is! Here's the link to the website (by a very talented doll maker). It's also got great instructions. It was my first time doing a legitimate stuffed animal. I didn't want to buy faux fur, so I used corduroy with a thick wale for the body and crushed velvet for the nose. It only took me probably 4-5 hours to make. I didn't time it, that's just a guess; I had it done in about three days.

And this ended up being one of my son's Christmas gifts. He named him Buster.


  1. He looks really cute! The first dog toy I had was (is)called Buster - but he's a lot scruffier than this one. :)It's a small world!
    I made a small felt dachshund as a child, but I no longer have the pattern. Like you I was looking for one, which is how I came across your splendid chap.
    What a lovely Christmas gift/ memory you have made.
    warm regards

  2. Kim,
    Buster is a great pet name! ;)

    If you end up trying out this pattern, I'd love to see your finished product!

  3. Looking for a dachshund pattern and found your site.... You are too humble, your cute doxie turned out fantastic. I cannot wait to give this a try!

  4. Jen, thank you. Share a pix with us when you're done!

  5. https://www.facebook.com/jschallberg#!/photo.php?fbid=1955262565039&set=a.1550319121706.71666.1346948835&theater

    Finally after an entire year... I have gotten to this pattern... which I was intimidated by... hope this links works

  6. Jen, eek! The link doesn't work. Do you have a blog you could upload it to? Or perhaps put on Picasa or Flickr? I'm excited to see it!

  7. http://jschallberg.blogspot.com/2011/03/lets-try-this.html

    This should work... sorry 'bout that!

  8. Thanks! That worked. Jen, that is a very cute doxie! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I love him so much. I have two dachshunds, so I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile now. I've seen the original pattern before, but with the faux fur it looks so intimidating. The corduroy is perfect! It is now on my list of projects :) You did such a great job!

  10. I have been sewing for 55 years. My granddaughter wanted a stuffed doxie. I printed out the pattern and instructions. even being experienced, I had problems with it. The instructions are not clear, and then I found that I needed to tape pieces of the pattern together BEFORE cutting it out. The nose is a very difficult thing to figure out. It's not explained or shown well at all. I finally did it the way I thought it should be. It turned out cute, but was very frustrating even for me. I have made men's suits, quitls, drapes, childrens clothes etc. and this was challenging.

  11. You do bring up at good point about the pattern needing to be taped together in some places. That isn't in the instructions. For some reason, this came naturally to me when I made it so I didn't say anything about it. But for others who try to make this dog, after you print the pattern, you need to cut out the pieces and tape them together at the green lines. Hope this helps. And I'm glad it turned out nice for you despite the frustration.

  12. Oh thank you. I was confused about this as well. It looks cute. I might use and old blankie. What do you think? Green or red?

  13. My first thought is that red would be fun. But, I'm sure either would be cute. Hope it turns out nice for you!

  14. Hi, I love your daxie and would love to make one but cant seem to get the original link you used to work for the pattern. Could you possibly send it to me?? Thanks x

    1. Hi, I just tried the link and it seems to work fine for me. At any rate, here it is: http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/dog/dachshund.html
      If you scroll down on the page past a couple of pictures, under the heading "Patterns" there are links to the print off the pattern. I hope this helps.


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