Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick and Easy Stuffed Animal Tutorial

I had a small amount of fabric left over from my sponsor Marie Madeline Studio and thought it might be fun to make Lilly a stuffed animal. (I also had a TON of batting left over after making my puff quilt) This was such an easy project and a good way to use up some scraps that you don't quite want to throw away.

Step 1: I found a template for an elephant online and printed it off. Then I traced it onto my fabric two times. I also cut out the ear and eye from corresponding green polka dotted fabric.

Step 2: Then I ironed all my fabric and also ironed on heat bond adhesive to the back of the eye and ear so that they would stick to the orange fabric (this also provides an extra layer of sturdiness). Once this was done I pinned the two pieces front to front and sewed around the edges, leaving about a 1 1/2 inch opening

Step 3: Flip your elephant right side out and fill it with batting, being sure to reach all the crevices.

Step 4: Hand stitch the opening that you left and you're done!

 Cute right?

Let me know what you think :)


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  2. This is cute. Just found out today I'm having a nephew and think this will be a great gift for his nursery!

  3. Hi! Visiting from I heart nap time! Your little guy turned out super cute! (Or is it a girl? haha) I love the fabric you used. Projects like this make me wish I knew how to sew!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this (and any other awesome posts you have) at my link party!

  4. When I see projects like this it makes me wish I could sew a lot better than I do. Looks super cute! So simple yet adorable!

  5. I love these fabrics! Featuring this today at the link party :) Thanks for linking up!