His body is made from Michael Miller fabric from last year that I happened to have in my stash. The eyes, spikes and bottoms of his feet are wool felt. I used a pattern from the first One-Yard Wonders book, but made some changes. In the book, the toy is designed to be mounted on a wooden base with wheels so that he can be pulled along. Obviously, I didn't do that. Also, the pattern in the book has the piece for the spikes laid out in a straight line, rather than curved to match the shape of the body. I made one for my son using their straight pattern, and the felt spikes didn't turn out well. This time, I traced a new pattern for the spikes, but used the body pattern as a guide. Rather than being straight, my spikes were nicely curved. This second attempt turned out really well. The pattern called for button eyes, but, because it is for a baby, I replaced them with felt - I like the effect!
And here's the little man for whom the dino was made:
|"I love looking at the pattern on my dinosaur!"|