To make the stuffed animal ant, first download and print the pattern, available in optimised Postscript or PDF format.
In the patterns the dashed lines are where you should sew. Solid lines indicate where you should cut.
The ant is formed out of a sequence of “cones,” most of which have the tip cut off.
The first page contains the pattern for the legs, teeth, eyes, and antennae. Put it aside for now. First we want to build the body.
I made the body out of black synthetic fleece. If you use thick fleece or fur you should leave a larger seam allowance. Cut out each piece, and sew the two straight lines together. Each piece in this way becomes a cone.
The legs and eyes are made of a thin, shiny material.
This figure shows the details of the face.
It’s a little disturbing, perhaps, but my nephew liked the ant when he was very small because he could grip it.
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