I think this little tutorial has really captured th eperfect shape of hand paws. I've made two with this pattern now, shaved and un-shaved fur and they both came out amazing. I tailored the paw pads a bit in mine by machine sewing them in with a very thick zigzag stitch. I'll post pics tomorrow of the one pair I made.
This little tutorial can be found on iSqueakyPinky 's page! She really did an amazing job with this shape =3