I have needed to make a few presents lately for friends who have had new babies, so I’ve been trying to think of different things to sew that little babies would like.
So I came up with these Shape Cushion-Toys! They were very easy to make, they look great in the cot…. and babies always love little soft things that they can cuddle. I made a circle, a triangle and a rectangle.
My method for making them was very simple. Firstly I selected my material (these shapes have been sent to a little boy), and put the right sides together. I used things around the house that I could trace to get the shapes and size I wanted (eg. saucepan lid).
Then I cut around the shapes, leaving a bit of a seam. As with all of my sewing, nothing is very accurate!
It was then an easy matter of sewing around the shape, leaving a section so that I could turn the shape the right side out and stuff it. Before turning the shape out, I ironed up the seams of the ‘not-sewed’ bitjust to make it easier for later. You can see what I mean in this photo, even though the photo shows the cushion the right way out.
Then I turned them right side out, stuffed them with toy filler, and machine-sewed up the ‘not-sewed’ bits.