Saturday, November 7, 2015

My Childhood Treasures- Rachel Rabbit Sewing Pattern Review

Posted by Heather at Saturday, November 07, 2015

Hello, Happy Readers! I have a treat for you, today!! I want to introduce you to one of my new favorite PDF sewing pattern designers, My Childhood Treasures! Hailing from the land down under, this talented Australian designer has a wide array of fun, sweet and simple sews for boys, girls and dolls. I just love Dixi's straight-forward tutorials and clear photographs. Her patterns sew up quickly and easily and I never find myself wondering what to do next and/or confused at each step. Even a beginner could confidently tackle most My Childhood Treasures PDF sewing patterns and create a beautiful wardrobe!

Today, I'd like to highlight her newest pattern, the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern. The Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern is a PDF sewing pattern for a stuffed rabbit toy. This was my first time sewing up a stuffed animal and I am pleased to report, it couldn't have been simpler! Yay!

Here are some Rachel Rabbit TOY PDF sewing pattern basics to get you started;
-The Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern helps you create a 26 inches (from the tips of her ears to her toes) stuffed toy that is designed to fit most of the My Childhood Treasures doll patterns.
-Woven, no-stretch fabrics are recommended to create the body of the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern. 
-Felt, scraps of fusible fleece, buttons and/or safety eyes and poly-fil stuffing are required to complete the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern.

My Childhood TreasuresRachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern- BACK

I sewed up the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern using scraps of woven cottons that I already had in my fabric stash. I used buttons for the eyes and scraps of felt for the shoes and heart cheeks. The only thing that I had to go out and purchase was the poly-fil.

Not only was the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern easy to sew up, but it was fun, too! Look how cute the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern sews up! There are many ways to dress her up, or dress her down. Depending on your level of detail, you could change up her face, her shoes and even the color of her ears. Simple hand sewing techniques are illustrated and explained in the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern sewing tutorial- this was especially helpful to me as I've never done much hand sewing, before.

My Childhood TreasuresRachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern- FACE

My Childhood TreasuresRachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern- SHOES

The Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern would make a wonderful, inexpensive yet fun Christmas gift for any little girl! Did you know that the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern has a male counterpart, the Raphaello Rabbit TOY sewing pattern? Now you make a pair- adorable! My daughter is already asking for a "husband" for her Rachel Rabbit! Heehee!

I've already sewn several of My Childhood Treasures doll patterns for my daughter's American Girl doll. So, I decided to try on some of those dresses on the Rachel Rabbit  and see how they fit. My Childhood Treasures doll patterns do, indeed fit both 18" dolls and Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern! I love when a pattern can be used multiple ways and extends the use of the pattern!

My Childhood TreasuresRachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern in the DOLLY Bluebell Dress

My Childhood TreasuresRachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern in the DOLLY Charlotte Dress

My Childhood TreasuresRachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern in the DOLLY Tutu Dress

Thank you, Dixi, for allowing me to test and review the Rachel Rabbit TOY sewing pattern! It has been my pleasure to sew up your pretty patterns. I can't wait to sew up more!

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for My Childhood Treasures. The opinions expressed here are my own. I approached the designer to review the patterns as I was so impressed with their quality. No financial compensation, and/ or favors were made in exchange for a positive review. Simply put, I really enjoy sewing up My Childhood Treasures PDF sewing patterns and thoroughly appreciate the time, effort and energy put into Dixi's patterns!"***


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