SewMamaSew’s Specatcular Softies contest is in full swing and we are entering! This is Rachel, Sarah's sister. My mom, Nedra, and I have hacked Sarah's blog to show off the softies we made for the contest. Nedra designed all of these and we had a whole lot of fun sewing them up this past week.
Here's the first one we made.This is an 8 inch Elephant made from micro fleece. I love working with knits for softies! They are way more forgiving than wovens when making toys. My favorite part of this elephant is her round little behind. :)
The chevron version is the one we are entering, but we also made a blue version, just because she needed a friend for some pictures. Aren't they cute?
Our next entry is this 9 inch Giraffe, which is made from anti-pill polar fleece. He works well made from minky too.
We love the little horns on top of his head!
This 6 inch Zebra is also made from anti-pill polar fleece. We love this funky print, it makes us think of the horse of many colors from the Wizard of Oz. Actually, this zebra pattern works really well as a horse too ;)
Want to make your own? You're in luck! Nedra has a pattern company called Nedra's Fully Illustrated Patterns and we are selling PDF versions in the Blue Susan Etsy shop! The patterns come with hand drawn illustrated step by step instructions and are easy enough for beginners to make. These little animals are great for baby gifts!