How Do You Make Stuffed Animals From Mink Stoles?
When most people think of stuffed animals they picture fuzzy fabric bears and other creatures given to children. The craft skills used to create these soft gifts can be used to make high-end mink animals for adults. These luxury toys can be crafted from mink stoles found in thrift stores and yard sales, making them an affordable luxury that few people will soon forget. Purchase a stuffed animal pattern with very few pieces that is designed to make a finished animal no more than 12 inches tall. Many of these smaller animal patterns will be labeled for beginning sewers and crafters. Remove the satin liner from the mink stoles by snipping the stitching that holds them together. Discard the satin. You will have flat pieces of mink leather to use for your animal project. Lay the pattern pieces on the leather side of the mink panels. Check the way that the fur lies on the mink to make sure that the nap runs the correct way. Cut around the pattern pieces carefully, making sure that you mimic