The pattern (Dobby, the Houseelf) from Fandom In Stitches
Cut out the pieces (save the section that tells the sewing order.)
Choose fabrics - dark brown for the eyes, flesh tone, a spotty beige for the pillow case he wears, the dark blue for the background, white for the whites of his eyes, and a spotty brown for inside his ear.
Here another #1 on a different piece. Yup, it covers.
Hold the #2 fabric next to the #1 and sew along the line between them.
Put the needle down into the top of the seam annnnnnnd
fold it back into it's rightful place before cutting off the excess. (I wish someone had told me this part. I cut soooo many wrong when I first started.
Luckily this light color covers the darker... now press the seam and flip and press it out into its permanent position.
If the seam allowance shows some of the dark seam allowance under the light colored fabric - grade your seam allowance. Cut the darker color smaller than the top, and you won't get a shadow of it showing through your lighter color.
A couple of other shapes added now, and I'm done with this piece.
so I cut the brown seam allowance smaller than the fleshtone seam allowance.
See? Now the brown won't shadow through.
Just continue adding pieces - in a sequential way. Just follow the numbers, and apply the correct colors. I'll show how to put the pieces together tomorrow.
Have fun... if you really mess up a piece, you can always printout another and start over with that one piece. I've done that... saves on picking (and sanity), and well, picking might not be the solution if you have too little fabric. I know it doesn't look like much in these pictures, but it will once they are all pieced together.