I made my pig using fabric pulled randomly from my scrap bag. The three main body pieces were cut from different fabric, as were both sides of his ears. I think this mixed-up, multi-coloured pig is great fun and very useful for holding dressmaking pins or jewellery.
To make this project you will need:
Fabric for the left side of the body, right side of the body and underbody – see pattern
Scraps of fabric for the ears, nose, tail and patches
White embroidery thread, crochet cotton or stranded cotton for decorative stitching
Large buttons for the eyes x 2
Small buttons for the nose and under tail x 3
Pipe cleaner for tail
Plastic bottle cap (mine was from a plastic salad dressing bottle)
Wadding or similar for padding nose
Stuffing – cut up material, old tights or similar
From The Handmade Blog
A Truly Vintage Pig
As a craft writer I am often asked to pitch for a book idea without knowing if it will ever get published. A blad needs to be produced: this is a small section of the book; a taster to get the book buyers interested in the idea. To fill the blad I need to do several projects, write the instructions, go to the photographic session, work on the page layout, check the proofs, make corrections and then wait while the final draft is presented to book buyers at the Frankfurt Book Fair. My patchwork pig was made by me about 16 years ago, as a project in a new soft toy book. The book finally morphed into another title, and so my piggy didn’t make it into print. Now I think he deserves his moment of fame, and so I have revamped him in bits of fabric from my scrap bag, giving him a nice new coat and a lovely, fresh contemporary feel. In the bottom picture you can see how he looked in his original colours.