Hey guys! I am back with another vintage craft. Today I am going to share how to make a stuffed scotty dog toy with you guys from a vintage February 1977 issue of Workbasket Magazine. This is the only seventies edition magazine in my collection of vintage mags, and this scotty was just too cute! My grandmother loved scotty dogs and had numerous sweaters embellished with the fluffy dogs. This little plush is so easy to make. It was written to be a great beginner project for kids learning to sew.
Here is the original:
I made mine from a vintage wool herringbone fabric instead of felt so I enlarged the pattern a little for seam allowance. I glued the felt eyes and nose on and also glued the ends of the ribbon together at the neck using fabric glue. I glued the felt pieces on and let them dry before I stitched the body. I stitched all the way around leaving a gap open between his legs, then I turned him right side out and stuffed him. I hand stitched the body closed after stuffing.
I think this little scotty is super cute! I would have liked for him to be a bit bigger. I think if I make him again I will enlarge the pattern more. I hope you all have enjoyed this little vintage craft! Give it a try sometime, or use this as a beginning project for your little one who wants to learn to sew. I’ll be back soon with more vintage fun. Until then…