Every once in awhile I see a stuffed animal pattern that makes me want to sew it, and I wait for the perfect opportunity to make it! Our Niece Flannery has 3 children, and I’ve made stuffed animals for the older ones.
Teigan’s squirrel and bunny a few years ago:
Lathan’s indigo whale last year (I made another one for my cousin’s daughter Lucy too):
This year, it’s Lincoln’s turn! I really like Abby Glassenberg’s Patchwork Elephant pattern, and when I sent a picture to my niece Flannery, she exclaimed how much their family liked “Elmer”, who is a patchwork elephant in a series of books about being your own person (which is awesome!). So although I was originally intending to skip the patchwork step and used some fun multicolor hand dyed fabrics to make Elmer spectacular in a whole new way, I knew that I HAD to make a patchwork panel of solid colors for this particular elephant!
So, I dug into my hand dyed solid-ish scraps:
and got to work ironing and then cutting out squares:
A couple hours later and I had this patchwork panel:
Which I then had to cut up…yes, that was hard!
Here’s his tail being braided!
I’ll show you the finished result soon!