Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Little Jems - free tutorial and pattern

What is a 

Little Jem?

This is...
You might recognise this little character from my old profile picture!

I started making these Little Jems a few years ago, when a friend and I had a market stall to sell some of our handmade goods.
My Little Jems were always a best seller. They were popular with both girls and boys - and were also bought as novelty gifts for adults too!

They are made with scraps of PVC drainpipe, fur, velour and a little stuffing - although other fabrics can be used!

They aren't just cute little cuddly creatures - they are also little storage containers..
They can be used as desk tidies..

Jewellery holders...

or even as drinks holders:

They can be made in any colour and have been well loved and a big hit with the many kids who have bought them or received them as gifts over the past few years.

So, why am I telling you all this?
Well, I've decided to make a pattern/tutorial so that others can make  these little Jems for themselves.

I no longer have my market stall, having decided to put all my efforts instead into my blog.

But these Jems are too cute to stay hidden in Far North Queensland, Australia.

 My tutorial and pattern to make these Little Jems is now available for FREE here on Creating my way to Success.

It also includes the templates for the tags I used to sell them - and ideas for developing the pattern too.


Would you like your very own Little Jem? or do you know someone who would?

They are a tried and tested item to make for sale in markets..

Loved by kids for their soft cuddly fur, cute faces and neat storage inside!

Their uses are many and varied:

Limited only by your imagination!

To get the FREE tutorial and pattern download,

I do hope you have fun making these little guys - and if you do, please do send me pictures! I'd love to see them!

Happy Sewing!


  1. OMG! Little Jem is lovely!
    Thank you Jill :)

  2. Arr these are so sweet :) love them...

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays...

  3. Cute and multi-purpose, that's what I liked best about it :)

  4. Haha. So fun. Fun to make and fun to look at. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thank you for sharing it on A Crafty Soiree! I'm excited to let you know, your tutorial is one of our features for this week, our last A Crafty Soiree. Thank you for linking up and please join us one last time!


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