Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sew a Stuffed Elephant

I saw this tutorial over at Pins & Pens and thought it was too cute to pass up! I love this for baby shower gifts and also for myself!

I followed the tutorial, but added a few of my own touches. I felt like the elephant really needed a tail, so I came up with a simple solution. Using a long thin piece of fabric, I folded both horizontal ends toward the middle and ironed the creases. Then I folded again horizontally and ironed the creases.
I took some leftover yarn and made a small tassel.

Then I sewed the fabric piece closed with the yarn tassel inside and attached it to the elephant.
The tail is the perfect touch! I also thought about adding button eyes, but I don't think they were needed. It's cute enough already!


The elephant is featured at Sugar Bee Crafts Facebook page today! Go check it out!

32 comments :

  1. Thanks for linking today - - I just featured you on my facebook page!

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  2. This is super cute!
    www.amandalynnedesigns.com

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  3. So cute, I love your little 'white elephant'!
    Found you at a little birdie told me!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  4. Super cute!:) I love the print too!

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  5. The tail totally makes the elephant! So cute.

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  6. Thank you for coming over to my blog and leaving me such a cute comment:) Hope, you could stop by more often:)
    That little elephant is absolutely darling cute:) Thanks for sharing the tut!!
    xo
    Eleni

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  7. Yes! It's AWESOME. Hannah loves her elephant--you rock for making it for her.

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  8. So cute! My sister in law is having a little girl and LOVES elephants so this would be perfect!! Thanks!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  9. That is precious Lisa!!!! You did a great job and I love the tail! So cute!

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  10. Girlie you're the best. I agree LOVE the tail :)

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  11. So cute. I will have to make one for my kids. Thanks for the link.

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  12. really fun and cute. I love your blog.

    I'm a new follower!
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  13. That is just adorable! Love how you did the tail!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  14. ack, that is so super cute. that tail makes it! congrats on your feature, too.

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  15. Oh my goodness! That's too cute!

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  16. I need one of these. It is adorable. Thank you for sharing. I found you through tip junkies linky party
    come and say hi
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  17. That elephant is TOO cute! Thanks for the blog visit and for sharing your painting supplies. I can't believe I totally forgot to include that information on my post :)

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  18. This is soooo cute!!! Adorable. I'm forwarding it on to some of my friends in a sorority whose sorority animal is an elephant :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

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  19. This is ADORABLE! I love it! :)
    I would love it if you shared your creativity at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  20. This would make such a GREAT gift. I'm following you from the Your Whims Wednesday bloghop.
    Please visit me at:
    www.daughterbydesign.blogspot.com

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  21. Love this...LOVE the tail...super cute job creating it!! It turned out adorable!

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  22. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  23. I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays! It's up all week!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday.html

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  24. Lisa, the little elephant is so, so sweet and the polka dots make him all the more charming!

    You always have something wonderful to share on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17. Thank you!

    Jenn

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  25. I just stumbled across this adorable blog when I was searching for a football pattern and I LOVE this elephant for a Christmas present, but the link provided is no longer a blog! Do you happen to have the tut?

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    1. Oh no! I just tried googling "sew elephant softie" and some similar tutorials came up. You could take a look at some of those. I did find the PDF pattern on my computer, but I don't have all the exact directions to it. If you send me your email, I'll respond with the attachment.

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  26. does anyone by any chance has a pattern for this, I had it but cant find it now, and the blog is no longer available
    Thank you

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