Monday, November 3, 2014

DIY elephant teething lovey....

im trying to get the pattern for this uploaded, until then here are pics lol. you can probably free hand it.

Its just a little taller than the 8.5x11 paper.
Cut the ear from page 2 out of one of your farics. tape the feet bottom to page one and cut out 2(i use coordinating fabrics(minkee and fleece just bc i had them handy) theres a space marked for a tail. i folded a ribbon in half and knotted the bottom but you could use fabric or yarn or leave it off. finished pic is the minkee elephant(pink and brown) work in progress pics are an organic bamboo one. 

Pieces you should have cut out. (if you do the ear fleece like the pink elephant you can do one layer but any woven fabric do 2 and sew right sides together, turn and topstitch to avoid fraying) You also want to make sure that if you are using 2 stretchy layers you add reinforcement where you put the snaps.

attach ear to marked spot on the "front" of your elephant. baste tail on if you choose to use one. I started at the top of the back stitching the two sides together, right sides facing each other and left a small 2" hole for turning rightside out.

Use a pencil or chopstick to poke legs and trunk . topstitch all the way around.  (this one is a circus elephant...hes on his head lol)

You can add embroidery before you sew if you choose, i did not on the elephant but did on the owl and hippo.

owl, hippo, giraffe and turtle tutorials coming as soon as i can get them uploaded

1 comment:

MotherGoose said...

if you have any questions feel free to ask. ive tried several combos and so far my favorite is the minkee/ fleece elephant