Category Archives: Toy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS

See me sew my Giraffe Toy Pattern.

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-08-18 08:06:14

I have been reworking my older patterns so they are in my new fresh format which includes a step-by-step photo tutorial. Now my Raff Giraffe Sewing Pattern photo tutorial is ready to go! :)

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*** PLEASE NOTE – this in ONLY a PHOTO TUTORIAL ***
The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.

It is NOT A FREE PATTERN!

I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Giraffe Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a dachshund toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Giraffe Sewing Pattern.

 

We start with the MANE:

STEP 1

Cut the tassels of the MANE PIECES as shown on the pattern markings (about 5mm/¼inch in thickness.)

1.Giraffe-PHOTOTUTORIAL

TIP: I drew a chalk line on the felt so I could keep all the tassels the same length.

STEP 2

Pin the MANE PIECES to one of the BODY PIECES at the neck, as indicated on the pattern pieces.

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BODY:

STEP 3

Pin the other BODY PIECE to the first BODY PIECE with the MANE in between. With the MANE PIECES in place, sew the BODY PIECES together from F – L, remembering to leave a gap open for stuffing later.

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See me sew my Sea Turtle Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-08-17 04:08:43

Yeehar! My Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern photo tutorial is ready to go! Stu would make an awesome toy for boys, but I’m sure you can make up a really gorgeous girly pink turtle too!

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*** PLEASE NOTE – this in ONLY a PHOTO TUTORIAL ***
The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.

It is NOT A FREE PATTERN!

I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Stu Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a dachshund toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern)

 

We start with the TAIL:

STEP 1

Sew the TAIL PIECES together using the pattern markings to guide you.

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NEW photo tutorial for Monkey Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-05-11 10:59:49

I finally made a photo tutorial for my Mitch the Monkey toy pattern! MONKEY-pattern-web

I made him in boring, ‘au-natural’ browns but look at all the fabulous fabrics and colours that my customers have used for their own Mitch Monkey toys!!!

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Mitch can be sewn with most fabrics from quilting cottons to fleece and minky and even fake fur for a fun fluffy look!

 

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New photo tutorial for my Ozzie Octopus Sewing Pattern

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2017-02-23 23:31:37

I fell in LOVE with this Octopus Garden fabric when I saw the Hello Love fabric range by Heather Bailey at Quilt Market. I bought all 3 colourways of the fabric from Voodoo Rabbit Fabric.

Heather Bailey Quilt Market 2016

I KNOW you don’t have to make a soft toy octopus in octopus fabric, BUT how cool does Ozzie Octopus look in Heather’s Octopus Garden fabric?

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See me sew Randy Rhino – photo tutorial

Posted under BlogToy-making TIPS & TUTORIALS on 2016-08-21 11:58:45

My Randy Rhino toy sewing pattern is one of my older patterns BUT he’s still as popular as ever so I have updated the pattern with a brand new photo tutorial. :)

He can be made from most types of fabrics and looks really cuddly in fleece!

RHINO soft toy pattern made in fleece

*** PLEASE NOTE – this in ONLY a PHOTO TUTORIAL ***
The FULL PATTERN IS NOT included here.

It is NOT A FREE PATTERN!

I have made this photo tutorial so people who have purchased my Rhino Sewing Pattern can SEE how to sew a rhino stuffed toy! (I wanted to explain this so you are not disappointed if you have found this page via a search engine and not from the link in my Randy Rhino Sewing Pattern)

The pattern is available to purchase here –
Randy Rhino toy sewing pattern

 

First choose some rhino fabric

A rhino toy will look great in any fabric – they don’t have to be plain grey!

Rhino toy pattern collage

Let’s start with the LEGS:

STEP 1

Sew one of the FRONT LEG PIECES and BACK LEG PIECES to the TUMMY PIECE from A-B and C-D, matching the dots of the patterns markings.

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STEP 2

Sew the other FRONT LEG PIECE and BACK LEG PIECE to the TUMMY PIECE on the other side.

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