Today I bring you a super easy dog stuffed animal sewing pattern, Puggy the Pug.
This dog stuffed animal pattern was inspired by a commenter on my 30 Free Stuffed Animal Sewing Patterns with Tutorials post. In that post, I had included a plush pug sewing pattern that is no longer available due to the company shutting down. The commenter mentioned that her daughter badly wanted to make the stuffed animal. That comment struck me, so I immediately started to create a plush pug pattern.
Free Dog Stuffed Animal Sewing Pattern
This stuffed dog sewing pattern is a great introductory project for a beginner sewer that wants to learn to make stuffed animals. The free stuffed animal sewing pattern uses fleece and felt fabrics plus poly-fil stuffing. The eyes can be created from felt or safety eyes can be used in place of felt. The stuffed pug toy can be sewn by machine or by hand.
Download the pattern and print it at 100%.
- pug sewing pattern (download above)
- tan fleece
- black fleece (ears)
- off-white felt (face)
- black felt (face and eyes)
- pink felt (tongue)
- gray felt (nose)
- safety eyes *optional
- white felt (eyes)
- brown felt (eyes)
- poly-fil stuffing
- coordinating thread
- basic sewing supplies
How to Make the Plush Pug
Download and print the paper pattern. Cut out all paper pattern pieces.
Transfer all pattern pieces onto the fleece and felt fabrics and cut out.
Sew FACE B onto the OUTER FACE. Sew the tongue onto the OUTER FACE with a single vertical straight stitch down the middle of the tongue.
Sew FACE A onto the OUTER FACE, so it slightly overlaps FACE B and the TONGUE.
Layer the eye circles with the white on the bottom, then brown, then black. The white and brown should peek out to one side.
Sew the eyes and nose onto the face.
Layer two EAR pieces right-sides together and sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving the bottom edge open. Clip the seam allowance at the point to reduce bulk. Turn right-side out. Repeat with the second ear and set aside.
Layer two TAIL pieces right-sides together and sew around the edges with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving the bottom edge open. Clip the seam allowance at the point and around the corners to reduce bulk. Turn right-side out and set aside.
Place the FACE onto one BODY piece and sew in place.
Pin the EARS and TAIL in place onto one BODY piece. The ears and tail should face inward (see photo above).
Place the other BODY piece on top and pin together. Sew around the perimeter with a 1/4″ seam allowance, making sure to leave the bottom open for stuffing.
Carefully turn the pug right side out and fill with stuffing.
Close up the hole with a ladder stitch.
To finish making the plush pug, fold down the ears and hand stitch into place.
My toddler son decided to name his dog stuffed animal Puggy the Pug, and says he’s a good cuddler. :)
If you are a beginner sewer, this pug is a great introductory project to making stuffed animals. Kids and pug lovers will enjoy this squishy pug toy.