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Buddy - a puppy softie pattern

Skill Builder!


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Meet Buddy.

He's huggable and soft and wants to be your best friend.

He's looking for someone who will play with him a lot. Like - all the time. Do you know any kids like that? Buddy sure would like to meet them.

I think you need to make Buddy and welcome him into your home. You can do it!

This is exclusively available as a PDF pattern, delivered instantly and ready to print onto letter-size paper. No shipping costs and no waiting! If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.

Pattern Details

You Get. . .

  • A digital pattern delivered by email. (If you're not sure what a PDF pattern is, you'll find more info here.) 
  • full-sized pattern pieces – no enlarging needed
  • detailed instructions and lots of step by step photos – you’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing it right
  • links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to make your own huggable puppy – from sewing curves and stuffing, to stitching up that stuffing hole. You can totally do this! It’s a workshop in a pattern!


The sitting Buddy is 12 inches tall.


This one's a skill builder because there's a gusset under his chin and that's going to be a new skill for most beginners. There's a video (of course) showing you how to do it. I think you'll be surprised by how easy it is - especially if you're using fleece fabric! 

Materials Needed

You can find links to sources for many of my favorite tools and supplies here.

You'll Need. . .

  • 1/2 yard fabric (I recommend cuddly fleece)
  • scraps of fabric for ear linings
  • scrap of felt for nose
  • embroidery thread for face
  • two 9mm safety eyes
  • stuffing (I like Fairfield brand Soft Touch Poly-fil Supreme Fiberfill)
  • plastic pellets (I like Fairfield brand Poly Pellets)
  • doll needle

This pattern is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern or any variation of the pattern

For example, you may not print the pattern and sell those copies.


You may, however, sell anything you make with Shiny Happy World patterns as long as you are the one making it.

For example, if you're using this pattern to make stuffed animals which you sell at a craft fair or in an online shop, that's great!


If you're hiring out any part of the process, please get in touch and we'll work out a fair licensing agreement.

For example, if you want to hire someone to machine embroider the faces, or die cut the fabric pieces for you, those two scenarios would require a licensing agreement. Get in touch! I'm easy to talk to. :-)

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Rachel Robbins
An easy puppy

Buddy’s pattern makes a very cute puppy. The instructions are easy to follow and I will be making more puppies for family and friends.