Monday, September 13, 2010

design your own stuffed animal

I am extremely proud to be a first time aunt to the sweetest little boy Connor, who is 2 1/2 months old. I hate to admit it, but I haven't actually MADE anything for him yet. I know, I know, crazy! I've had a couple things in mind just nothing that has come to fruition......yet. Here's a little sumthin', sumthin' that this sweet angel can wrap his pudgy little fingers around...

I had Caleb draw a picture for Connor on some blank paper.
Caleb: "this is an alien mama, Connor loooooovvvves aliens!"

One alien stuffed animal - coming up!

After he was done drawing his "alien" I cut out the picture.
Place the fabric of your choice (right sides together), and trace the drawing.

Cut out fabric.

I used a zig-zag stitch to add the extra details that were in CalJ's drawing.

Sew the two pieces together using a 1/4"- 1/2" seam allowance, (leaving a 3" opening on one side).

Turn inside out and stuff your animal - [ahem] "alien", and sew closed. Add any embellishments that you like. Here we added felt strips for arms and used a freezer paper stencil for the eyes and nose.

Not the cutest creature, I admit. But a pretty special keepsake none the less because it was designed completely by his cousin.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea! Good for baby gifts in general...especially within the family since they might appreciate creepy animals/aliens more than the average Joe!


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