This is a very long overdue post! You know how hard it is to manage a toddler and a baby and then to find time for hell lotta things, all at the same time!! Today, finally, I got time for it and here I am with the tutorial of a dainty little giraffe plush toy.
Oh, by the way, at least some of you might be knowing that my baby #2 was delivered on 4th of July, last year. Since I came to know that I am pregnant with baby #2, I was planning to make as many handmade “things” as possible for the baby. Pregnancy is all about creativity, at least for me. Read here to know how my first pregnancy made changes on my creative side.
So, I was scouring for ideas on Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram, that’s when I chanced to see the picture of a plush toy on Instagram which was made by a new mommy for her baby, while she was pregnant. I loved it so much that I decided to make one for my baby too.
Do you like to sew? Do you like plush toys? Or do you have a baby/toddler who likes plush toys? Do not hesitate to try this out. Let’s get going with the tutorial now.
A Giraffe pattern/template
Jingle Bell (Optional)
- You need to have a (giraffe) pattern to start with. There is a wide variety of patterns available on the internet. You can take the print out of the one of your choice or you can simply draw one good pattern that you like. I don’t have a printer and was too lazy to go out and take the print out, so I managed to draw one by myself. (I’m not an artist, so please ignore the imperfections).
- Now cut out the form u drew (or the one you have taken the print out).
- Choose the desired fabric for sewing. Trace the template to the wrong side of the fabric and cut the fabric out.
- Take both the fabric pieces and sew them together, around the edges. Remember to leave some space near the legs, and stuff the toy-filler into it. You can put a small jingle bell inside it, so it rattles. I didn’t do it by the way. Layer some leftover fabric pieces and sew them onto the upper part of the toy.
- Isn’t it a simple yet satisfying project?
PS: Please bear with my poor photography skills!!