decoration, DIY

Fantastic Mr. Fox.

February 20, 2013

For all those who don’t follow me on Facebook. My absence on this blog had a reason: I was in Hamburg. Not for pleasure. But still. It’s nice to travel. Also on Facebook (do you see how you miss out if you aren’t a fan. Yeah, that’s a hint.) I did post the bandit fox from Etsy and how sad I was that it was sold out. Some people (I don’t want to say names or point fingers) challenged me to make one myself. What I did. And it was ugly. I made another one. Still pretty – uhm, let’s say – funny looking.

But I can’t use more than two bandit foxes, so here is my own interpretation of the infamous Bandit Fox:


All you need is

  • fabric in the colour orange, black and white
  • black and white thread
  • cotton whool (more than in the picture. That was actually all that was left from my cotton clouds. I had to buy some more.)
  • a scissor
  • fabric glue
  • sewing machine (not in the picture. Mine is a bit camera shy.)


I created a template out of paper. It is easier to adjust the measurements before cutting the fabric but you can still see what it’s going to look like. Then I made all the different parts. In this picutre below there are some parts missing. Can you spot which one?


I sewed all the pieces with my sewing machine, stuffed them with cotton whool and sewed them together to make the fox. I’m really not that good (or patient) when it comes to sewing by hand. However the fox is for my boyfriend and he doesn’t only support me but is my harshest critic. I love him anyway.
Now look what I made! My version of the bandit fox:

I had such a beautiful flower bouquet that reminds me so much of Spring that I had to put it into the pictures.


And here is a close-up of the face of my little bandit fox.


Now. Carry on!

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  • Reply lheureuseimparfaite February 22, 2013 at 8:31 am

    ab fab 😀

  • Reply Angela Donava February 22, 2013 at 9:21 am

    super nice post!

    Angela Donava

  • Reply Sarah February 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Thank you so much for your nice comments! Your support keeps me going!

  • Reply Kathie February 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I love everything foxy! I think your bandit fox is super cute, really! Your boyfriend better likes it. If not… I’ll take it 😉

    • Reply Sarah February 22, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      I’m sorry for you: he loved it! 😉

  • Reply Veva February 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Love your fox!


  • Reply Mun February 26, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Brilliant effort! 🙂

  • Reply wllw February 26, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Brilliant effort! 🙂

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  • Reply Ira March 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    I love this guy. Could you please tell what the size you’ve made? how tall is it?

    • Reply sarah March 3, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Ira,

      he’s about 50 cm tall. Most of the hight comes from his legs which are about 25 cm long. Have fun making your own and please share it with me. You can use the hashtag #lookwhatimade on social media for me to see the project.

      • Reply Ira March 4, 2015 at 1:23 pm

        Thank you Sarah!! I have never sew a toy? so I hope it will turn out good 🙂 The fox does not look that big in the picture. OK, i’ll keep your measurements in mind. i’ll post it here if it won’t look that ugly )) Thank you again!

        • Reply sarah March 8, 2015 at 9:38 am

          I’m sure it will look cute. It was my first stuffed animal as well. You can surely change the measurements but the legs will be very narrow if you make it much shorter and very hard to stuff.

  • Reply Ira March 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you, Sarah! Could you please tell what fabric did you use?

    • Reply sarah March 8, 2015 at 9:37 am

      It’s some kind of coat fabric. The best thing is to ask at a fabric shop for some help.

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