Frequently Asked Questions

You can make stuffed animal dolls in three sizes using our patterns...

Original: 15" or 38cm excluding ears

Mini: 11" or 28cm excluding ears

Baby: 7" or 18cm excluding ears 

You can find out the size of doll a pattern makes by checking the listing description. Additionally, browse our shop using the three available doll sizes

Yes, all of the animal sewing patterns come with at least one outfit. The clothes that you see in the listing photos come with that pattern

The clothes that are part of the animal doll patterns are not sold individually. However, a variety of clothing patterns are available to order separately that fit all our original-sized dolls...

We are hoping to offer clothing patterns for our mini and baby size dolls in the future too!

The animals are available in three sizes - original, mini and baby. The animals in each collection have the same size bodies so they are able to swap and share clothes with other dolls the same size as them. For example, the original-size bunny is able to wear the original-size bear's clothes

Adjusting the print scale to make bigger or smaller dolls is not recommended. Doll patterns are designed with specific proportions in mind. Altering the scale can distort these proportions, making the doll look unnatural and the finished doll will look different to the original, rather than a smaller or larger version of it. Additionally, using a printer to change the scale of a doll pattern doesn't take into consideration things like seam allowances and folds in the fabric. Parts that were meant to fit together may no longer align properly and the shap of the doll and how well the clothes fit will be affected 

We offer three different size animal doll sewing patterns so that you can make more than one size of our dolls. We are adding to this range all the time and hope to offer all three sizes in all of the animals in the future  

I don't sell dolls. However, making dolls with my sewing patterns is easier than you may think. If you're new to sewing, my original-size bunny sewing pattern is perfect for beginners! You can find out which other patterns are suitable for beginners and read some tips for making your first doll here 

The dolls are not suitable for children under the age of three. Make sure to carefully review the safety information provided in the instructions for each pattern if you are creating the doll for a child 

Most of my patterns are suitable for beginners. All you need is a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine. You don't need specific experience making dolls. If you're just starting out, I recommend trying the original size bunny pattern first, as it's the easiest. I've intentionally designed the clothes to be simple and beginner-friendly. Check out my beginner's guide to Studio Seren patterns for more tips for beginners

Even in my more advanced patterns, I write the instructions as if I'm speaking to a beginner. I believe that everyone can benefit from helpful prompts, regardless of their level of experience. If you're curious about the difficulty level of any of my patterns, you can find out more here. For those patterns that require more experience, I provide a reason why, so you can decide if you're ready to give it a try 

All of my patterns include an experience rating, which you can use as a guide to find a pattern that matches your skill level...

  • Beginner: These patterns are designed for people who are completely new to sewing. You don't need any specific doll-making experience, but you should have a basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine
  • Confident Beginner: These patterns are still beginner-friendly, but they include slightly trickier elements, such as sewing curves or gathering a skirt. I recommend gaining some experience with my beginner patterns before moving on to these
  • Intermediate: While none of my patterns use advanced sewing techniques, the intermediate patterns involve more precise sewing which will be easier the more sewing experience you have. If you have had plenty of practice making my beginner and confident beginner patterns you should be ready to sew them

The description for each pattern includes the experience rating. You can also search my shop by experience rating

Even in intermediate patterns, I write the instructions as if I'm speaking to a beginner. I believe that everyone, regardless of their level of experience, can benefit from helpful prompts. If you're curious about the difficulty level of any of my patterns, you can find more details here. For those patterns requiring more experience, I explain why I've given them that rating, so you can decide whether you're ready to try them

Our sewing patterns come with step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions that walk you through each step. We also include lots of tips and prompts to help you avoid common mistakes. For things that are a bit tricky we sometimes include a video to make it easier for you to understand. When you order a stuffed animal doll sewing pattern you will be invited to join our friendly Facebook community where you can watch some video demonstrations and find the answer to lots of common questions about our patterns

If you are still having trouble making our patterns email patterns@studioseren.com with the name of the pattern you are making and the step number you are having trouble with and we would be happy to help. Please be aware we are a very small team so it might take us a little while to get back to you during busy periods 

Currently, our sewing patterns are only available in English. However, we are hoping to offer them in other languages in the future. In the meantime lots of my customers use Google Translate. Using this link you can upload the PDF instructions files and it will create a new file in your language

Our patterns have instructions that include step-by-step photographs that can be helpful even if you don't speak English. When. you order a stuffed animal doll pattern you are invited to a friendly Facebook group where you will find video demonstrations for some things like sewing the eyes and stuffing the head. There are people from all over the world in the group which makes it easy to connect with people who speak your language who have sewn our patterns 

You can read about the fabrics we recommend for making our patterns here 

When you order a stuffed animal doll sewing pattern you will be invited to join a friendly Facebook group where there is more information about where you can buy suitable fabric for making our patterns 

While using a sewing machine will make things quicker, it's not a requirement. Some of our customers have successfully sewn our patterns completely by hand

All of our sewing patterns include a detailed list of tools that you will need. You can read more about the tools we recommend for doll making here and find links to the tools that we use in our Amazon storefront

We use both! We refer to both measurements in the fabric requirements and instructions to make it easy for you to use our patterns, wherever you live

All of our patterns include seam allowance so you don't need to add it

Oops! We put a huge amount of time and effort into creating, testing and proofing each pattern but occasionally mistakesstill happen. We value your feedback, especially if we’ve made a mistake. Please contact us at patterns@studioseren.com so we can fix it. Thanks for your help! 

Our knitting patterns don't teach you how to knit. You will need basic knitting skills like knit, purl, cast on and off, and basic increases and decreases. You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns

For complete beginners we recommend the following websites...

Nimble Needles 

Sarah Maker

As soon as your payment is processed, you will receive an email to confirm your order. Soon afterwards, another email will be sent to you, which contains links to download your patterns. If you don't receive this email, please check your junk or spam folder. If you still can't find it, email us at patterns@studioseren.com, and we will be happy to help 

Our sewing patterns are available as digital downloads and can be ordered from nearly any country in the world. Patterns are sent by email, allowing you to download and print them at home. If our website shop is not available in your country, you will be automatically redirected to our Etsy shop where you will be able to order our patterns 

Card payments can be made in GBP, USD or Euros. You can pay using a wider range of currencies using PayPal or by ordering through our Etsy shop

Our website offers a wide range of payment options for your convenience. You can use Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Discover, Diners Club, and UnionPay for both debit and credit cards. We also support digital and mobile payment methods like PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay, Bancontact, and iDEAL

We also have an Etsy shop where you may be able to use a wider range of payment methods 

Our sewing patterns are PDF files that are digital downloads. To open and print them at home, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader You will need to print the pattern files. To save paper you can view the instruction files on a screen

If you are unable to print from home, feel free to send the saved files to a printing store to have them printed. Some printing stores require approval to have copyrighted files printed. If you need approval, please email patterns@studioseren.com and we are happy to give you written permission

We can not provide printed sewing patterns 

The extra cost you see at checkout is the tax or VAT (Value Added Tax) that we are legally obliged to collect on behalf of your country's government. When you sell digital products, such as PDF sewing patterns, you are obligated to pay taxes in the country where the customer lives. The good news is the tax that you pay goes directly to your country and helps support people who live there

 

We do not provide discounts or bundles, nor do we have sales. Our aim is to maintain consistently low prices throughout the year. We believe in offering everyone the best price at all times

Once your payment is processed, you will be taken to an order confirmation page where you will find a link to download your pattern. You will also receive an email which contains the link. Click on either link to save the files to your device

When you place an order through Etsy, a download link is sent to the email address associated with your Etsy account. If you can't find the email, check your junk or spam folders as it may end up there. Alternatively, you can access the files by logging into your Etsy account, navigating to the purchases section, and locating your order to find the download links 

Please be aware that Etsy's app does not currently support downloads. When accessing your order via the app, you will not find any download links. Clicking the links in the email will prompt the app to open, so you won't find the download links. To download the files, log into Etsy using a web browser like Chrome or Safari. If you are still redirected to the app, consider logging in from a different device such as a laptop

For more information on accessing Etsy downloads, visit this link

If you are still having trouble accessing downloads, please email patterns@studioseren.com with your order number and the full name used to place the order, and we will email you the files direct 

If you are experiencing difficulties downloading the files, try these steps. Firstly, a dropped internet connection or phone signal during the download may lead to incomplete or corrupted files. Delete the files and retry when you have a stable signal or WiFi. If you click the download links and nothing happens, it may be due to an issue with your web browser. Try disabling any non-standard add-ons, such as ad blockers or toolbars, and attempt the download again

If you are still experiencing problems, please message patterns@studioseren.com and we would be happy to help

Please note - we moved to a new download system on 24 April 2024. If you are trying to download files from an email you received before this date the links in the email won't work. You can still access your files by logging into your online account. If you don't have an account/need help accessing your files message patterns@studioseren.com and we would be happy to help

 

Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of Adobe Acroabat Reader It is free to download and use. Many of our patterns may not open correctly with older versions of the software. To check for updates in your current program, select the Help menu and check for updates, or visit Adobe to download the latest version

The Printing Instructions file which is included in your download explains how to print the pattern and instructions accurately for A4 and Letter Size paper

Please make sure that you have downloaded the latest version of Adobe Acroabat Reader It is free to download and use. Many of our patterns may not open or print correctly with older versions of the software. To check for updates in your current program, select the Help menu and check for updates, or visit Adobe to download the latest version

As our sewing patterns are digital downloads, we are unable to offer returns. If you accidentally purchased the same pattern twice, please reach out to us at patterns@studioseren.com. We'll gladly send you with another pattern of equal value as an exchange or offer a refund

If you accidentally purchased the same pattern twice, please reach out to us at patterns@studioseren.com. We'll gladly provide you with another pattern of equal value as an exchange or offer a refund

When you order one of our animal doll sewing patterns, you'll be invited to join our friendly customer Facebook community. The group is packed with valuable resources to support you on your doll-making journey. You'll find helpful video tutorials demonstrating techniques that may initially seem challenging, such as closing the doll's body or sewing their faces. Additionally, you'll have access to answers to common questions and recommendations on where to buy fabric and other supplies. You’ll also find exclusive free patterns and doll-making resources that have been created specifically for our valued customers

What makes the group truly special is the sense of community. You'll be inspired by dolls made by people from all over the world, and you'll always find a helping hand whenever you need it. Many wonderful friendships have blossomed through a shared love for sewing and doll-making

To create opportunities for everyone to sew together, we organise regular themed sew-alongs. Joining a sew-along is a fun way to experiment with new techniques and connect with other members of the community. Throughout the sew-along, we share inspiration through our social media platforms and create complimentary resources to help you make dolls in the theme of the sew-along

When you first order an animal doll sewing pattern you will be sent a message inviting you to join the group. You can also find the link to the group at the beginning of the instructions in all our animal doll sewing patterns

To join the group you will need to provide the full name of the person who ordered the pattern and your order number. This will allow us to match your Facebook profile to your order

If you placed an order through our website you should have received an order confirmation email which includes the order number in the heading (if you haven't received this email check your junk or spam folders to check if it has gone there). If you placed an order through Etsy you can find your order number by going to the 'purchases' section of your Etsy account and looking for your order

Please check the name used to place the order. If you have used a maiden name or a partner or family member's name, for example, we won't be able to find your order unless you tell us. Even when we use the correct name to search for an order on Etsy it doesn't always show up, which is why it is really important to also include your order number  

If you can't find your order number or are having any other problems accessing the Facebook group email patterns@studioseren.com and we would be happy to help 

The focus of the Facebook group is to support our customers to make our sewing patterns. It is a private space where they can ask questions about specific instructions within the patterns. It's also a place where we can share extra resources such as videos for making our patterns. We also share additional free resources with the group such as pattern hacks and free patterns as a thank you to them for supporting our small business. There are lots of other places that you can find out more information about our patterns and where you can ask questions about ordering them. This website, for example. Or you can follow us on InstagramFacebook and Tik Tok 

You are welcome to invite them if they have ordered one of my animal doll sewing patterns. Pattern sharing is not allowed. Only the individual who made the purchase is eligible to join the group using the order number. If the pattern was ordered on your behalf or as a gift, please provide details when requesting to join the group and ensure the person who ordered the pattern has not already joined

You are welcome to sell dolls made with our sewing patterns as long as you follow our terms and conditions for selling items made with our patterns

You may use our sewing patterns to run face-to-face workshops in your local area with out permission. Online workshops are not permitted 

You must order a sewing pattern for each participant that is taking part in the workshop. If participants are making items from more than one pattern, you must buy all of the sewing patterns that they use. For example, if your participants are making a bunny wearing the clothes from the bear pattern you will need to order a bunny and bear pattern for each particpant. To place the order please contact patterns@studioseren.com with details of your workshop, the number of participants, the names of participants and the sewing patterns that they will use. You will be sent a custom order with a 10% discount which must be paid before the workshop. You will receive an order number which workshop participants can use to join the customer Facebook group