Darling designer dachshund

You all know my friend Liz…she of the mad knit seaming skills who always rescues me from that onerous task. Well she’s be working on another project that is altogether more fun.  So much so that I begged her to let me share the finished product with you because….well, you’ll see.

You’ll love it!


Meet the designer dachshund.


Isn’t he just wonderful?


The base is this plain calico dog from Hobbycraft, although you could, if you were so inclined, make your own base.  The decoration is, of course, simply a fabulous collection of clothing labels hand stitched to the base.


I cannot tell you how much I covet this wee dog. It such a simple but genius idea and the result is just adorable.

I suppose a more sewing inspired version could be made using fabric selvedges. Hmmm…perhaps I should start collecting them!

What do you think?

10 Responses to Darling designer dachshund

  1. I think this little designer dachshund is adorable!!

  2. Jane G says:

    What a great idea, looks fabulous

  3. He is SO CUTE!! And what a great idea 🙂

  4. Fabrickated says:

    This is really fun. Some of the best ideas are really simple. I am wondering where she got all the labels from!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Liz is a demon in a charity shop and makes some spectacular finds. As she’s very slender she usually has to alter garments, which means the labels come out! She’s been saving them for ages.