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These precious pillows are easy to make. The animals are fun and functional – a soft pillow for resting and an adorable toy. Your favorite girl or boy will love carrying these sweet animals around.
Standard 14” x 14” and 12” x 16” pillow forms are used to fill the bodies of the elephant, hippo and giraffe. Or you can use polyester fiberfill to stuff animals. Sample animals are made from fleece which makes them very soft! Cotton fabrics are used for eyes, giraffe spots and inside elephant ears. Baby rick rack is used for mouth lines on giraffe and hippo. All sewing is done by machine. There aren’t any attached embellishments which makes them safe for toddlers (although, toddlers should always be watched carefully with toys).
This PDF e-pattern includes measurements for body, leg & elephant trunk rectangles; full size patterns for eyes, ears & giraffe spots; materials list; detailed instructions written in English; clear step-by-step photographs
Materials Needed to Make One Pillow (except fleece – see below for fleece):
-Cotton fabric – 3” x 6” rectangle for eyes, 2” x 4” rectangle for eye pupils, 9” x 10” rectangle for giraffe spots, 1/8 yard for inside of elephant ears
-Double sided iron-on fusible web – amount varies - a 9” x 12” rectangle is the largest size needed (Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Fusible Web by The Warm Company was used for sample animals but any fusible web for fabric will work fine)
-Pillow form – 14” x 14” square for elephant & hippo, 12” x 16” rectangle for giraffe (or use polyester fiberfill to stuff animal)
-Polyester fiberfill (to stuff legs)
-Baby rick rack – 11” piece
Fleece Needed to Make Giraffe - 1/2 yard for body, legs & ears; 1/8 yard for horns
Fleece Needed to Make Elephant – 5/8 yard for body, legs, trunk & outside of ears
Fleece Needed to Make Hippo – 1/2 yard for body, legs & ears
There are seven pages of instructions, three pages of patterns, and thirty photographs.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and patterns for making pillows. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
Copyrights protect this pattern from being reproduced in any media format to be resold. Permission is given for the pattern to be used to make and sell finished designs in limited quantities.