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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11 comments:

  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.

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  2. So cute, am pinning :)
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  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 @ http://usscrafty.blogspot.com

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

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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

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    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!

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

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