A New Lion Friend From The Urban Jungle Animal Doll Pattern Collection

Welcome to the jungle! Well, for now I have only made this lion but I already have several requests from all the kids (and hubby!) to make several other animal soft toys from this a.m.a.z.i.n.g collection of soft toys patterns! 

Today I am sharing this lion doll I made for my little one. I made it while testing this pattern for Petit a Petit and it was supposed to be a Christmas gift but...I couldn't wait to give it to him! Can you tell how much he loves it? <3 He is all hugs and kisses, it's so fun to watch! 

Celina makes *the best* PDF patterns for kids clothes and now she has taken the sewing community by surprise by coming up with this amazing pattern collection of animal dolls. They are the cutest and not hard to make! 

Lion doll, from Crew 04 pattern set of the Urban Jungle Animal Doll collection by Petit a Petit and Family. 

This pattern collection can be purchased as a bundle (all 15 animal dolls) OR you can get one or all of 5 different sets of 3 animals each (each crew also includes a basic clothing set).

Celina has already released a basic clothing set (comes with each animal crew), an overall pattern and she is working on more clothes patterns for the dolls! 

Main fabric is a waffle twill scrap from this dress I made back in 2014. I am getting *very* conscious about how my sewing habits affects the environment, so I am trying to use all the scraps I have stored since...ever...(since I started to sew!...) instead of sending to landfills... 

I made this lion doll while testing the pattern for Celina. It was really difficult to pick just one animal from all 15 available... Once I started to work on this one all my other kids requested a couple each, so I have a few already as WIP and will be sharing soon. 

Here are all the animals available:
Crew 01 - Fox, Racoon, Deer
Crew 02 - Bear, Panda, Pig
Crew 03 - Tiger, Cat, Alicorn
Crew 04 - Lion, Bunny, Dog
Crew 05 - Mouse, Sheep, Bird
You can check them all out and get more details here.

These animal dolls are 30''/76cm high and that's one of the things that makes them so special! You can see by the photos that it has about the same height as my almost 14 months old.  

Aren't these so, so cute? These make *the perfect* Christmas gifts so run and grab it and start sewing handmade gifts that your kids (or the kids in your life) will absolutely love! 


Celina has a giveaway running on Instagram. Here's what you can win: 
- the whole Urban Jungle Animal Doll bundle  (15 animals + basic clothing set)
- ALL of Petit a Petit PDF patterns! 
- $25 gift card @chalkandnotch
- 1 pattern of choice @paisleyroots 
- 1 yard of Christmas fabric @enjoyful_makes!

All you need to do is go to your Instagram and:
- tag as many friends as you like in the comments (one per comment for more entries).
- and make sure you're following all the participants in the Urban Jungle Animal Doll pattern tour! @petitapetitblog@chalkandnotch @paisleyroots@enjoyful_makes @e_shimokawa@buzzmills @gaafmachine @sylviapintens@little_seren @littlecumquat @mycozyco@made.by.sara.blog @sewinglikemad here on IG. 

Giveaway ends at 12am EST Tuesday Dec 12th and will be announced shortly after.

Happy sewing! 


  1. Your little one with his new Lion friend is simply the cuuuuuuutest!!! I can definitely see why everyone in the family wants one now. In fact, I do, too!! ;)

  2. So cute, both of them, your son and the lion!

  3. qual deles o mais fofo?


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