Mr. Basil Fox Softie Kit


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Meet Mr. Basil Fox! This dapper little fox is entirely stitched by hand and made of wool-blend felt. He wears a (machine-stitched) shirt made of gingham cotton lawn and denim jeans, removable boots, and has a hand-knit wool ribbed scarf for warmth. With this kit, you can make a dressed-up Basil of your very own!

Please note: All of the clothes designed for other animals in the Little Animal Family are interchangeable and will fit the rabbit, kitty, deer, mouse, and fox softie dolls.

Finished Size: About 14" (35.5cm) tall (not including her ears)

To make Mr. Basil Fox, this kit includes:

For Basil:

  • One 12" x 18" (30cm x 46cm) piece of National Nonwovens wool-blend felt in color #WCF001-0661 Copper
  • One 6" x 9" (15cm x 23cm) piece of National Nonwovens wool-blend felt in color #WCF001-1102 Antique White
  • One 3" x 4" (7.5cm x 10cm) piece of Liberty Tana Lawn cotton in Pepper E (for ear)

For his shirt:

  • Two 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm) pieces of 1/16” (1.5mm) gingham cotton lawn
  • Five 1/4” (6mm) buttons

For his pants:

  • One 9" x 12" (23cm x 30cm) piece of 6.5oz cotton denim

For his boots:

  • One 5" x 8" (13cm x 20cm) piece of National Nonwovens wool-blend felt in color #WCF001-2650 Teddy Bear Brown

For his scarf:

  • 40 yards (10g) of Brown Sheep Nature Spun sport-weight yarn in Mallard N21S, Autumn Leaves 148, Scarlet N48, or Blueberry 110S
  • Four colors of 6-ply DMC cotton embroidery floss: #918 (copper), #3865 (antique white), #3371 (grayish brown), #3021 (very dark brown)

 As well as:

  • Stitching instructions with photos
  • Embroidery tutorial
  • Knitting pattern
  • Pattern templates

You will need:

  • Size US5 (3.75mm) knitting needles
  • Size #5 embroidery needle for stitching fox
  • Water-erase fabric marker and chalk fabric pencil
  • Paper scissors, sharp fabric scissors, and sharp-tipped embroidery scissors
  • Sewing machine and thread to match dress fabric
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wool quilt batting and hemostats for stuffing Basil
  • Pink stamp pad and small, short-bristled paintbrush
  • Spray starch, and spray bottle with water
  • Yarn needle

Please note: The animals in the Little Animal Family are special and are not meant to be played with by unsupervised babies or small children who might swallow the small pieces of their wardrobes, or chew off an ear or a leg. Please use your judgement and watch your baby or child carefully when they are playing with handmade softies, or any toys with smaller parts. Thank you!