Elephanting around

Is elephanting even a word? According to word checker, no it isn’t. Oh well, I can dream.

Anyway, this post is about an elephant plushee I made for my friend’s birthday. I had said that I would make her an owl cushion, but I found out she had already made herself one with a kit received at Christmas. So instead, I made her an elephant, and I am actually pretty pleased with how it turned out!

I used this pattern and tutorial,
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and used material I won for the body, and material I bought at the market for the ears.

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I cut out the pattern pieces:

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And then pinned them right sides together;

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I sewed all the way round, leaving a gap on the elephant’s bottom:

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I then turned it right side out

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Then I stuffed the elephant using wadding, and sewed him up, adding a tail. The sewing is slightly more visible than I would have liked, and possibly could have been stuffed a tad more, but all in all, I am rather pleased!

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