Recently Spoonflower offered a free swatch of their new faux suede and I thought it was a good opportunity to try to make a small animal toy from one swatch. In the past I have made tiny bears from ultra suede so I wondered how the faux suede would compare. I used the existing design of Banjo the Echidna and reduced him down to fit on a swatch.
I was very happy with the end result. He is hand sewn however could be done on a machine and the faux suede only frayed on the little paws when I turned them through. It is a nice little project to do when you have a few hours of free time and the faux suede was easy to work with and hand stitch.