Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Making a "toutou" (Part 2)

After elephant version 1.0, I made some changes to the pattern and started working with the actual fabric. Because the fabric I had chosen was slippery and thin, I ironed batting on the back of all the pieces, thinking it might make it easier to work with.

Then I trimmed the edges, pinned the "right" sides together, and sewed. S made marks for me of where to sew for the leg sections, since they had to be precisely sewn for the sections to all meet up.

I trimmed the edges, turned the fabric right-side out, and stuffed. Finally, I sewed on the ears and eyes. Here's elephant version 2.0.

And judging from the speed at which the adorable birthday girl grabbed onto the elephant's trunk, she seemed to like it. Fun!


  1. Well done! That's pretty impressive for your first toy, and sans pattern too! I'm feeling quite inspired now...

  2. Absolutely adorable! I am so impressed!

  3. @all- Thanks! I am going to try another one this week (a different pattern).

    @fiona lynne- You can do it! If you make something, I wanna see. :)

    @vanou- Thanks! I debated a while at Fabricville on which ones to choose.

    @ The Turner's- Thanks! :) It reminds me of a Dr. Seuss style elephant or something, haha.