Friday, February 15, 2013

Felt Elephants

I got inspired to make some little felt elephants.  At first, I thought I'd use these for Valentine's, but I decided to save them for another occasion.

I made the pattern pretty simple for these and here's how I did it.

1. - Circle.
2- Flat line near the bottom.

3- Half circle above line.
4- Short line on the left and sketched in the leg/trunk.  Can you see it....

5- Punch a little heart pattern for it as well.

After the pattern was made, I cut the felt and added button eyes.

For the tails, I used some yarn I already had....3 strains, braided.

First I stitched the heart and eye on.

Then I did a blanket stitch around the edge being sure to sew on the top loop for hanging and the little tail.

Next stuff him from the bottom.  I used a pencil to get the stuffing into the legs and trunk.

Then stitch him all the way up and done!  (Yes, I pretty much always sew while watching HGTV or the Food Network.)

Then I sewed a whole bunch more....

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  1. I absolutely love these. I adore elephants and am going to have to make some of these to hang around my house. Thanks for sharing.

  2. So cute, am pinning :)

  3. Cute! I love elephants! My mom and I collect them. I love that you showed how you drew these because I can't draw, but I feel like I can make these. I found this via the Diana Rambles Pin Me party, so I am definitely pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @

  4. And I'm your newest follower! :-)

  5. Super cute! Visiting from Diana Rambles Pin Me Party :) Pinning these now. I hope you'll stop by to visit: I'm your newest follower!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  6. That is super adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Linky Party.

    1. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  7. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.