One Thimble Issue 8: Desert Fox pattern review

Desert Fox sewn by Lulu & Celeste

Issue 8 of One Thimble* magazine has been released, and I’m showing off what I made today! 

disclaimer2   Also, I received the Desert Fox pattern free for the purpose of this review,


This issue of One Thimble* includes 12 PDF patterns including this super cute stuffie. The patterns can be purchased separately but the best deal is to get the whole magazine. The Desert Fox* was designed by Alicia of Felt With Love Designs. As you can probably guess, the fox is designed to be made using felt. Originally I was going to use felt but since the instructions said it could work with other fabric I decided to try it out in cotton.


Because I was using a light-weight cotton I lined the ears with a layer of felt to help them stand. In hindsight I should have lined the tail in felt as well to help it stay up, ha, but I thought of that too late.

Desert Fox sewn by Lulu & Celeste

The other change I made because of my fabric choice was I decided to glue the black eye shape on with Fabri-Tac
instead of stitching as I didn’t have any stabilizer on hand. (I’ve used Fabri-Tac on other stuffies before and it’s held up well).

Silly Bean claimed the Desert Fox before I could put the nose on. She loves it and it has joined the select group of stuffies that sleep with her at night.

Desert Fox sewn by Lulu & Celeste

Just remember though that the pattern doesn’t include seam allowances! So keep that in mind when you make yours. I used only 1/4″ but I think it would have been easier in some spots had I used 1/2″ or larger.
It was a fun project to make and didn’t take too much time. Next time I will try it out in felt or fleece.
Desert Fox sewn by Lulu & Celeste
The Desert Fox named ‘Flower’
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7 thoughts on “One Thimble Issue 8: Desert Fox pattern review

  1. Love this! I was thinking about making mine from cotton so its good to know it worked and I wouldn’t have thought to line the tail and ears so great tips!

    1. Thank you! I knew I needed to make it so that it would pass my all-things-girly-only 5-year-old’s approval and I didn’t have any pink felt on hand lol. Definitely use a larger seam allowance if the fabric frays easily though.

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