Sew Elephant Pillow

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Lately I have been looking at a pile of quilting scraps and thinking, “Wow, I should really do something with these.” With a few minutes to myself during a spontaneous simultaneous children napping session, I came up with this cute elephant pillow for my little one. If you would like to make one this is what you need.

Supplies:

  • Paper & Pen to draw pattern.
  • Quilting scrap for fabric approximately 2 pieces the size of your paper.
  • Scissor
  • Stuffing
  • Button for eye (best if large button much bigger than child’s airway).

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Steps:

1. Roughing Draw Elephant shape on paper.

2. Cut out elephant and use for template.

3. Place template over fabric and roughly draw out elephant.

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4. Cut out elephant shape.

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5. Repeat the last two steps but flip your template to get the reverse image. Now you should have a back and front image. Decide which direction you want your elephant. Mine is facing the right.

6. Cut out two more pieces. One for an ear and the other for a tusk. I did this free hand.

7. Arrange and decide placement.

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8. Using a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine I sewed down both the ear and the tusk.

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9. Next start to sew the two pieces (back and front together).  Right sides should both be facing out so backs together.

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10. Decide where on the elephant you want to stuff. I stopped twice to insert filler. Less is more.

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11. Finial step hand sew on the eye. Mine is bigger than a quarter.

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