height 15 cm
Cut all pieces, except tail, as indicated on list of
pattern pieces, adding 5 mm seam allowances.
When cutting the inside ear pieces, note the
shape of the edge that attaches to the head.
Tail: Cut 2 pieces, each measuring 4 cm x 9cm,
from plaid fabric and fuse them together, wrong
sides facing, with double-sided interfacing. Cut
donkey’s tail from the piece without adding
seam allowances. Neaten edges of tail with
narrow zigzag or with decorative stitch resem-
bling blanket stitch and machine-baste it to
donkey’s back panel as marked on pattern.
Torso: Stitch back and stomach pieces together,
right sides facing; make sure to align notches.
Turn torso right side out and stuff it firm with
Head: Stitch ear pieces together in pairs, right
sides facing, trim and taper seam allowances at
corners and turn ears right side out. Topstitch
edges of ears with narrow zigzag or with deco-
rative stitch resembling blanket stitch. Machine-
baste ears to head side panels as marked on
pattern. Stitch head center and side panels
together. Turn head right side out and stuff it
firm with wadding. Fold seam allowance at
bottom edge of neck under, pin neck to torso
and sew it securely in place by hand; add
wadding if necessary before closing opening.
Legs: Stitch floral and plaid leg pieces together
in pairs, right sides facing, and leave small
openings for turning legs right side out. Trim
seam allowances and turn legs right side out.
Stuff legs with wadding and close openings by
hand-stitching. Pin front legs in place as marked
on pattern. Stitch front legs together through
torso using long needle and attach buttons at
the same time. Attach hind legs in the same
Finishing: Embroider donkey’s mouth and eyes
by hand with even backstitch.
- 20 cm floral cotton
- 20 cm plaid cotton
- wadding for filling (e.g. cotton
- 4 buttons
- thread for embroidering
eyes and mouth
- piece of double-sided interfacing,