Showing posts with label simple pattern elephant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label simple pattern elephant. Show all posts

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Simple Soft Toy Elephant


I love making children's toys so this week I have a simple soft elephant for you. It reminds me of Emma's Easy-to-Make Soft Toy Elephant.

This is a great project for a beginner sewer and will take you under an hour.

I just drew up a basic elephant shape, similar to Em's and added a large ear in a contrasting colour that sits separate to the body.

If you want to make this for a little one I suggest you use either appliqué or embroider a small eye on just to be safe, like I did.

I made mine with a cute blue gingham check but I think it would be great recycling an old jumper or pair of jeans.

Happy sewing.

Caity x

Monday, 9 April 2012

Easy-to-Make Soft Toy Elephant for a Child


I recently bought this really lovely elephant material from Spotlight, and I thought it might be nice to make a children’s toy out of it. Luckily, I already had some material for the ears that matched perfectly. It’s actually the same material that I used for my bedhead makeover last year.

To make the shape of the elephant, I had a look at lots of the ‘simple elephant’ drawings that there are online… and then I drew up my own.

I cut out the template, pinned it onto the material and cut around it.

If you make a few cuts like these (above) in the tight corners, the legs will sit better when you turn the elephant the right way out.

I then cut out the ears, ironed up the sides and sewed along them.

I made a small tail too.

Then I sewed the ears to the material and poked in the tail so that it would point the right way once I turned out my elephant after sewing.

I also sewed on some small white buttons for eyes to each side.

Then I sewed around the elephant, leaving an opening to turn it out and stuff it. Once I’d finished the stuffing, I pinned the area to be hand-sewed, and then sewed it.

My little soft toy elephant is now in the mail being sent to a new little baby boy!

Happy making!