Friday, 16 October 2015

Doggy Bag

I often find that one pattern leads to another and recently I've been having a lot of fun with my mini doxie pattern.

After making my pair of zipper pouches, I had a sudden urge to make a pin cushion. I knew that it would be insane to decrease the complete pattern any further, so I decided to focus in on the dog's head.

I did a little bit of fiddling in EQ7 and came up with a square 4 inch pattern that I was happy with.

The pin cushion met a really enthusiastic reception on instagram, people loved it! One person asked whether the tail was on the back.
Ummm no...
... but now that the suggestion had been made, I really wished that it was!
As the days past, the idea festered and I couldn't get it out of my head.
Eventually I gave in and sat down to play with the pattern a bit more.
It wasn't long before I had two blocks.

I decided to make a bag with the split doggy pattern. 
My original plan was to make a normal sized super tote, but for one reason or another I ended up printing the pattern way too small. I decided to go with it anyway and improvised a bag pattern based upon elements of the super tote pattern.

Here are a couple of photos of it as a work in progress.

Considering that I was winging it and making it up as I went along, I am pleasantly surprised how well the bag turned out. I love the fact that the dachshund curls around from front to back.
The bag even has a recessed zip.

Now I really want to make a bigger version using more practical colours.

A few people on instagram asked whether I was going to release the pattern and to be honest I'm not sure. I definitely won't release a pattern for the bag, but I could do the split doggy blocks.
So I thought I'd ask you guys.
Do you want it, or do those of you who might want to make something similar feel confident in your ability to alter the mini doxie pattern?

I'm interested in your feedback and will definitely consider releasing the pattern if there is serious interest.


  1. Please, please release the pattern! I have a doxie and I would love to make the bag and the pin cushion!!

  2. Now this is just adorable to the max! What an innovative use of this pattern. Thanks for sharing! I think you should release the pattern too!

  3. Eeeeek I love it! Such cuteness! and cleverness! I HAVE to make one of those teeny pincushions!!


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