Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stuffed Elephant Tutorial

I have another friend having a baby in March! She and her husband are having another a little boy and I wanted to make them a little gift. I had made burp cloths with elephants appliqued on them a few months ago and wanted to find an elephant pattern so I could make a small stuffed elephant.
I found the template for this elephant on this website. I did add a few ribbons to it and enlarged the pattern a bit. Mine is reversible (one side is from a repurposed towel and the other is blue flannel).

Steps for this project:
1. Print pattern.
2. Cut pattern out.
3. Cut fabric out around the pattern.
4. Pin fabric in place (right sides together) with the ribbons between the right sides of fabric.
5. Sew around the fabrics' edges, leaving a space for turning.
6. Clip the pointy corners and clip the curves so the elephant lies flat.
7. Turn the elephant right sides out. Use a pencil to poke out the spots like the trunk and legs.
8. Stuff the elephant!
9. Blind stitch the elephant's behind closed.
10. Stitch the ears onto the elephant's head.
All done!


  1. Aw he is so cute. I have been making baby items for my sister in law recently over on my blog tina x x

  2. I absolutely LOVE elephants!! This is a beautiful craft and a fabulous idea. I am following you now and look forward to more of your creativity. :).


  3. Cuuute!! I love it, elephants are so cute for baby decor! I love the cute ears too, overall a great little stuffie.

  4. I've been wanting to make a stuffed elephant for a while now... maybe this is just the inspiration I need!

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