*DOWNLOAD* Willow Rat A4 Pattern and Instructions - 13cm/5" when made

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These easy to follow, step by step, comprehensive instructions with detailed pattern take you through the process of making a beautiful, Button Jointed Rat using many of the same techniques that Bear Artists have practised for over a Century.

The instructions are extremely professional, clear and thorough with lots of useful images. Check out our step by step tutorial videos that will guide you through many of the techniques and stitches used. 

We are very proud to have been nominated for the 'Excellence in Innovation' Award for our Kits and patterns.

So, whether you are an experienced bear maker or a complete beginner, these instructions, tutorials and pattern are just what you need.  

Prints on standard A4 size paper. 

Finished size - 13cm/5"

To make this little fellow, you will need:

.  27cm/10.6” x 17.5cm/6.9” fabric 1 for the body, head and limbs

.  14cm/5.5” x 9cm/3.6” fabric 2 for paws, feet and inner ears

.  12cm/4.7” long 5mm/0.2” wide cord for the tail

.  25g/9.8oz approx’ stuffing (polyfibre, kapok, cotton etc, if you want to                

   add weight, use steel shot, plastic pellets etc)

.  80cm/32” nose thread (pink cotton perle works well)

.  150cm/59” cotton perle or stranded cotton thread for jointing

.  8mm/0.3” glass eyes

.  75cm/30” extra strong thread for inserting the eyes

.  2 x 20mm/0.8” buttons for the head joint

.  4 x 13mm/0.5” buttons for the arm and leg joints

.  a doll needle for inserting your rat’s eyes

.  Matching sewing thread, general purpose sewing needle and


.  Fabric scissors and paper scissors

.  Tailor’s chalk or ballpoint pen

.  Soft toy stuffer (a wooden chop stick works well).