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When does 1 + 1 + 1 = 2? When you combine Indygo Junction’s SoHo Bandana fabrics with Indygo Junction,s IJ947 Patchwork Pals doll pattern and Coats and Clark Threads! Add these all together and you have a too cute duo sure to delight the whimsy in each of us.

pic 2The updated bandana patterns found in the SoHo Bandana collection will work for a wide variety of projects.  The clean line of the blue and green paisley was perfect for these adorable patchwork dolls. We couldn’t make up our minds which one was the most adorable the rabbit or the elephant so we made one of each! To complement the SoHo Bandana fabrics matching denim was used for the ears and feet of the dolls.


Of course a good fabric needs good thread. Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose thread is perfect for these dolls.  Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP # 6220 is a good match for the Soho green paisley and #4550 matches the Soho blue paisley.

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If you have never sewn dolls, this is a user friendly pattern for a beginner. Before sewing smaller pieces together on the sewing machine take time to baste the pieces in place.  Mark pattern pieces with tailor’s chalk or fading markers so you will be able to match pieces easily.

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  One of the joys of sewing is making a project your own by adding personal touches. To make these dolls even more special we added extra detailing with Coats and Clark Dual Duty Plus Jeans Topstitching Thread

On the rabbit and the elephant both the ears and leg bottoms were embellished by using the Jeans Topstitching thread. Instead of a circular topstitch a large “X” marks the spot for the elephant’s trunk.

Usually topstitching is added as one of the last steps in a project. For the legs of each animal it is necessary to add the topstitching to the bottom of the foot before it is attached to the leg.  Topstitch 1/2” from the edge of the fabric. Pull threads to the back and knot.

Be prepared to change the tension on your sewing machine when you use the heavier Jeans Topstitching thread. Use scraps to practice before you topstitch.

Using the right needle is also important. With Jeans Topstitching thread use a size 16 needle or a Jeans needle.

When it’s time to applique the patches on the dolls or attach eyes to the dolls use Coats Dual Duty XP or Coats Jeans Topstitching threads.

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Check out all the designs in the SoHo Bandana Collection at Indygo Junction.

Save & Sew!!!

In celebration of the tour and NSM Indygo Junction is offering a 20% discount on your next  pattern order, use code SBT20.

There are two ways to win!

To win the fabric, pattern and thread we used for the Patchwork Pals, leave a comment here on our blog. For an extra chance, like us on Facebook, then comment back here on the blog to let us know you did!

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About the Author

Eizabeth Hill is a retired county extension agent who has taught countless 4-H’ers to sew. Elizabeth designs projects for Coats and Clark and she continues to share her love of sewing with youth in her church & community.

47 Responses to Sewing Month Give-away- Patchwork Pals become SoHo Bandana Buddies!
  1. It has been many years since I have sewn dolls so this adorable pattern would be great to make.

  2. Just liked your facebook page – I wish there was a LOVE button

  3. Bandana fabric is a favorite and I love these colors. Cute critters!

  4. Oh my goodness! I love this fabric and the stuffies are so adorable!

  5. So cute! Love this fabric and these stuffed animals. Would love to win!

  6. And I like Coats and Clark on Facebook.

  7. Love these stuffed animals especially with the bandana prints. Already like on Facebook.

  8. they are so cute, I would love to make them

  9. These are so cute! I wouldn’t have thought of making them with bandana fabric. What a great twist on stuffed critters!

  10. These patterns would make great Christmas gifts for the grandchildren.

  11. Love the tradition of Coats & Clark.
    Already liked on Facebook.

  12. Great variety of patterns!

  13. I love all the colors in this great line! And the patterns look wonderful made up in them. Would love to win!

  14. Love these fabrics, they have a bit of folk pattern feeling to me, I would love to make some little girls dresses out of them.

  15. Love bandanas and, since we have an Alabama fan in the house, we love elephants, too. Would love to win this one!. Thanks for the chance.

  16. These are Awesome, love, love, love them!!!

  17. i “liked” Coats & Clark on face book!

  18. Adorable! Love the patterns and the SoHo Bandana Fabric.

  19. Love the bandanna prints. I would certainly make a bear to donate to my granddaughter’s school Chinese Auction coming in January.

  20. I already like you on Facebook!

  21. Can not live without Coats and Clark’s! Love these bunnies!!!

  22. Would love to make these pretties. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. This wold be perfect for my grand daughter.

  24. These are adorable! I have a granddaughter that would just love these. And the fabric perfectly complements the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. I like Coats and Clark on Facebook.

  26. I have “Liked” Coats & Clark on Facebook.

  27. This fabric is so pretty, and the projects look awesome!! Thanks!

  28. adorable critters, thanks for sharing. 🙂

  29. Oh sweetness! These patchwork pals are so cute!

  30. They are sew cute!! Love the fabric and I have always loved Coats & Clark for years!!!

  31. Those are so super cute! I love the new SoHo bandana collection – the fabrics are so bright and pretty!

  32. I’ve ‘liked’ Coats and Clark on FB!

  33. Liked you on facebook and look forward to following you

  34. Those beautiful fabrics paired with those cute animals patterns make an adorable combination.

  35. This is such a fabulous giveaway! I have been a fan of Coats and Clark threads for years, and is my preferred thread for sewing and quilting. Thanks!

  36. I follow on facebook. Coats and clark is the only thread i use babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

  37. With granddaughter and lots of grand nieces and grand nephews, this project is a winner.
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com.

  38. Liked Coats & Clark on fb: Nicole Sender

  39. those Patchwork Pals are adorable!

  40. Your own article, “Sewing Month Give-away- Patchwork Pals become SoHo Bandana
    Buddies! | Sewing Secrets – A Blog by Coats & Clark” was worthy of writing a comment here!
    Merely wished to admit u really did a wonderful work. Regards ,Augustus


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