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Monday, October 16, 2017

Two Toned Elephant Softie

My kids are growing up but their love for soft toys doesn't seem to be decreasing so far. So when my daughter received her first sewing kit on her birthday, she decided she wanted an elephant softie. Off we went in search of an easy pattern - we printed a few but in the end I decided to make our own.

Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial


And then I asked her if she wanted a boy elephant or a girl elephant. Well, she couldn't decide and then said she wanted one of each. So we compromised with a blue and pink elephant (it's blue on one side and pink on the other).

Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

Here's a small tutorial in case you want to make one too.

Materials needed: 
  • soft felt in two contrasting colors (you can also use fleece)
  • the pattern - download here
  • sewing thread
  • two buttons for the eyes (if you're making this for a baby, replace the buttons for a small circle of felt in the color of your choice and sew it tightly)
  • polyester filling 

Instructions:
  • print and cut the pattern 
  • place the pattern over the felt and trace all around
  • cut the elephant pieces
  • sew the ears first - make sure they mirror each other
Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

  • place the body pieces one on top of the other, wrong sides together, and sew with a simple stitch or a blanket stitch, adding the filling as you go. 
Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

I usually prefer to sew all around and leave just an opening for filling, but in this case due to the size of the trunk and the legs, it's easier to fill them while you are sewing for better access.
Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial

This elephant is still nameless, but has been following my daughter everywhere so I'm guessing she's happy with the result. And proud too, because she helped with the pattern drawing and cutting and with the filling as well.  

Two Toned Elephant Softie Pattern and Tutorial


Happy Monday,

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12 comments:

  1. Awe. He's so cute. I would love for you to stop by diyhshp.blogspot.com and link your elephant pattern up to my More the Merrier Monday link party.

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    1. Done! Thank you for stopping by and inviting me!

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  2. Really cute, love working with felt too!

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  3. Such a cute little elephant, and it's so nice that you and your daughter worked together to create him.

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  4. It's so fun to do projects with the kids. You and your daughter did a great job on your boy/girl elephant. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What fun you had with this, it's really good! Thanks for sharing with us here at the Blogger's Pit Stop.

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  6. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you Emily, for hosting and for stopping by!

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