|Red Elephants Mug Rug Pattern|
I’m revisiting some of my early patterns as I create a book collection of animal and pet mug rug patterns. This week I have been working on the Red Elephants mug rug.
This pattern was the third mug rug pattern I designed and it came about after my sister, Lea, gave me a little notebook to write my ideas in. It was this notebook that inspired the Red Elephant mug rug pattern.
|The inspiration behind Red Elephants|
Two years later and my pattern making skills have much improved. So I have updated Red Elephants to reflect this. The hearts are a little more ‘heart-like’, the template slightly more defined and I have included a ‘print-to-size’ check box on the appliqué sheet. The mug rug size and cuteness is just as it always was.
|The Original 2012 Red Elephants Mug Rug|
The original was hand-stitched and I love that soft look hand-stitching gives appliqué.
But in the interests of balance I remade it this week using machine stitching. Machine stitching gives it a crisper look and I love this look too.
Isn’t that a sign of a good pattern – one that suits all sewists and methods? I hope you enjoy the update.
p.s. If you purchased the original Red Elephants pattern then all you need do is re-download it from your Craftsy pattern library. If you haven’t purchased this mug rug pattern then you’ll be pleased to know, it is available in my Craftsy store for the bargain price of $1.99 - or you could wait for me to complete the new book as this pattern will be included.