The zebra and the donkey are made exactly the same, except the donkey has longer ears. Donkeys can be brown or gray (or plaid, if you want) short fur, with felt or vinyl hooves. Zebra print fabrics are common -- just don't use a stretch unless you line it with a stable fabric. The baskets can be made from straw placemats, zigzagged to prevent raveling. or felt, vinyl or textured material will do. There is supplemental patterns and instructions to make the donkey into a miner's mule, with saddlebags, blanket, ropes, bundles, bedroll, pickax, shovel and gold pan.
Aardvark to Zebra 's vintage (1980's) stuffed animal patterns are more realistic than cutsy. All pattern pieces were hand-drawn and labeled, with complete instructions, illustrated with hand-drawn construction diagrams. Pattern pieces are full size, printed on one side of !!"x 17" paper, ready to be cut out. Arrows, notches, dots and seam-lines are clearly printed, all referenced in the instructions, so making these animals is easy. There are no construction photos, but a color photo of the finished animal(s) is on the cover, as well as a line- drawing showing seam lines. Many of the patterns have variations, some with more than one animal or the same animal in different sizes. They are a real joy to make and own.