Chasing Cheerios

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Taggie Giraffe Softie Tutorial

My mom and I made taggie giraffe softies for Little Kicker and a couple of our friends' babies about a month ago, and I'm finally blogging about it :) They were so easy to make that I decided to do a tutorial.

1) I drew a pattern on newspaper and cut it out. I then pinned the pattern to the wrong side of a piece of fabric and traced around it with disappearing ink. Then I cut the giraffe pattern out of the fabric.


2) I pinned the fabric giraffe to the wrong side of a coordinating piece of fabric, traced around it, and cut the giraffe from the other fabric.


3) I pinned the 2 fabric giraffes to each other- right side to right side with the ribbons pinned in between them.


4) Here's a better picture to show the ribbons pinned between the 2 pieces of fabric.


5) I handed the giraffe over to my mom, and she sewed all around it leaving a small hole for turning. She sewed over the ribbons 3 or 4 times to make sure they were securely sewn.

6) We turned and stuffed the giraffes, and my mom sewed the small hole closed.

7) Ta-da!


O was a little disturbed that the giraffes have only 2 legs :)

13 comments:

  1. So cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial... these would make super baby presents.

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  2. So incredibly cute! And easy-looking!

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  3. These are adorable and would make wonderful and inexpensive gifts.

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  4. Those came out really adorable!:)

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  5. Those are adorable and are probably much cheaper than buying something similar. Great idea!

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  6. Wow! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the directions!

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  7. Beautiful! Yet another thing to add to list....I def add more than I do on that list!

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  8. adorable! i have 18 pregnant friends at the moment... this would make a great baby gift! thank you!

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  9. I am bookmarking this one for sure! So adorable! I will make one for the next pregnant person I see!

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  10. they are adorable!! I did a taggie blanket tutorial on my blog ages ago.. but these are just too cute :)

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  11. Very cute! I am wondering if you put fray-check on the ribbons. But then if the baby eats knaws on the ribbon-I guess you would not want any chemicals on it. Can you say what you did? Thanks!

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