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Leon Lion

Easy! Skill Builder!


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What you get+-

Leon Lion loves to bake! He made an extra fancy cake for this party with lots of pretty swirls. He's the king of the jungle, so he wears a crown instead of a party hat like the other Party Animals.

He'd make a great birthday gift for a friend - or a cute decoration to use at every party celebration in your family.

You Get. . .

  • A digital PDF pattern delivered by email. Print the pattern pages directly onto freezer paper or Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy! (If you're not sure what a PDF is or how digital patterns work, you'll find more info here.)
  • Full-sized pattern pieces for Leon, his clothes, his crown, and his cake. No need to enlarge anything!
  • A 13-page pattern loaded with full-color step-by-step photos and very clear instructions. You’ll never feel lost or wonder if you’re doing things right.
  • Links to videos teaching you all the techniques you need to know to complete the project. You can totally make this!


    8 inches tall


    This one's a skill builder because the Turkey work stitch I used for that shaggy mane is likely to be new to most beginners. Don't worry - it's not hard! Just a little time consuming. The pattern includes a link to a video showing how to do it. Leon the lion softie pattern is really perfect for portable work – or handwork while you watch TV. 

    What You Need+-

    You'll need. . .

    • 1 sheet of felt for Leon (I used Old Gold. You can buy the lovely wool-blend felt I use here.)
    • smaller pieces of felt for the cake, crown, vest and pants (I used hydrangea, navy, yellow, straw and tropical wave)
    • embroidery thread to match the felt (I used DMC #3371, 3820, 826, 703, 600, 498, 823, 3835, 310, 444, 745, 3858 and 996)
    • 4.5mm safety eyes
    • 1 pipecleaner
    • 3 1/4" black buttons
    • 1 bugle bead and 1 yellow seed bead
    • polyfill stuffing (I like Soft Touch Poly­fil Supreme Fiberfill)
    • 3/8″ buttons

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