DIY Giraffe Plush Toy

Giraffe Plush Toy
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.
The essentials:
A Giraffe pattern/template
Fabric
Scissors
Needle
Thread
Stuffing
Jingle Bell (Optional)
Method:

  • 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).

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  • Now cut out the form u drew (or the one you have taken the print out).

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  • Choose the desired fabric for sewing. Trace the template to the wrong side of the fabric and cut the fabric out.

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  • 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.

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  • Isn’t it a simple yet satisfying project?

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PS: Please bear with my poor photography skills!!
Smiles
NV

11 comments

  1. Saarah says:

    Which baby doesn’t like plush toys? And it’s all the more adorable when made by the mom herself.. thanks for this easy guide.

  2. Akanksha says:

    This is such a useful post for new mums or those who are expecting. However, I am not able to see any photos that you uploaded, it may just be my laptop/browser.
    When I was pregnant, i did some DIY projects like making Double sided burp clothes , baby blanket and some other bits. Its fun and you always remember that!

  3. Bushra says:

    I really appreciate your efforts for doing DIY for kids toys item. This is really motivating to try hands on Creative skills at home.

  4. Ritu Kalra says:

    This is such a cute toy..no fear of kids getting hurt..even though my kid is old enough but I would still try to make this one myself

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