I'm going with this simple design (because limbs start getting compliated and can look just not that great without much practice). I'm using fleece because it's a very forgiving fabric, and very soft. It can strech to give you curves without having to pattern out just for curved shapes.
Two humps for the front and back, with a cute mane. The mane was made by cutting a donut shape, and snipping frige off the outter edge. I'm also layering two donuts to give me depth.
I also wanted a little fluffy tail. Doesn't it look a bit like a candle.
I cut a strip of frige from the fabric, rolled it up, and sewed it to the end of a tail.
Using a Zig Zag stitch to attach the main and nose to the front side of the animal. It's pretty trendy to allow seams to be show, gives a very home made organic look. Instead of having a flat base, I made it curved to give it character. It's cuter when you hold it, but now I realized it's got trouble standing cause it wobbles.
I went through different button combinations to figure out which eyes looked good on the lion.
The Finished LIon, It's it CUTE
And of course it's got Paws ~giggle~