Monday, June 11, 2012

Walli The Whale Pillow Pet {Tutorial}



Meet Walli!


 

She loves to splash around and have a blast!

Okay enough with the rhymes. :)

Here are the instructions to make this adorable whale, which can also be used multipurpose as a Pillow Pet!
After printing & cutting out your pattern pieces, you need to assemble them as illustrated above. Tape the pieces connected by the dark grey strips.

1. Cut out the pattern (4 flippers, 2 body pieces, and two tail pieces, optional: 1 heart)


2. Sew pieces together (leaving part of the underside of the tail un-sewn to stuff)

3. Stuff.

4. Hand stitch opening.

5. And then just sew on heart patch & eyes! 



What child wouldn't want this adorable whale?


Walli jumping over Baby Girl! Haha!


This was probably the easiest stuffed animal I've made.


Well, that's it. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and that it inspires you to make your own stuffed swimming friend!


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25 comments :

  1. They both just make you want to cuddle! Great photos!

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    1. I made it myself.

      If you are interested,I am going to be putting up a to-scale pdf print out pattern up on my Etsy shop next week. (It will be around $3.99)

      Here is a link to my Etsy shop with other available patterns:
      http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappilyEverAfter7

      <3 Hannah

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  3. Oh my goodness. This is absolutely fabulous. So cute; can't wait to get started on the dino and whale!

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  4. i dont sew very well..... but im thinking of learning!!! i love this idea and the whale is ADORABLE!!!

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  5. :D Omg! I've been looking for, like a really cute whale to sew, 'cos as we all know whales are pretty cool and plush whales are, like adorable. Can't wait! :D

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    1. So glad you like it! I am seriously in love with how this whale pattern has turned out! <3

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  6. This is a silly question, but I was wondering if you could explain how you attached the tail to the whale? I'm new to sewing, and I just can't figure it out!

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    1. Sorry the pictures aren't more detailed.

      I'm going to walk you through it to the best of my ability. Before sewing the bottom part of the whale body (the tummy) together, I laid it out (as illustrated in the photo with the tail step, with the hemmed side facing the table. Next, place the tail on top (the tail should be turned right side out with all the sewn hems inside), but instead of doing it the way the photo illustrates, make the tail face the other way (with the end facing towards the front of the whale body) The tail should be centered in the middle of the body piece. Now sew the ends together, making the whale body piece wrap around the tail until you have a circular opening connecting the two pieces of the whale.

      Hope that makes sense. I think I really need to redo this one! :)

      Let me know if you have any other questions!

      Love, Hannah

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  7. Hey there! I really love this :) But I don't really get how the flippers are attached. Thanks in advance for answering! :)

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    1. Im sorry its so vague. ill try and put up a new, more detailed tutorial soon!

      First, you should see the two whale body pieces together (minus closing up the tail)

      Next , sew the two pieces of fabric for the flippers together leaving the straight edge unsewn, flip inside out so that the sewn seams are now inside.

      Now, cut where the flipper should go... I suggest 3-4 inches up. And cut it as wide as the flippers are.

      Next, as illustrated in the first flipper photo, pin with the seam basically facing inside away from you. Once you finish pinning both of them, turn the whole whale body inside out again and then sew the flippers on... It may be a little tricky for some people to do that part on a sewing machine, but just take it slow.

      Hope that helps!

      And like I said, it's on my list to "redo this tutorial. :)

      <3 Hannah

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  8. Hey! I just dropped by to say thanks for the tutorial! <3 I made a whale for my niece as a Christmas present and she loved it ^^
    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/puppysauruss/2013-12-26100746a_zps8c14e3c3.jpg
    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/puppysauruss/IMG_0127a_zps571577f2.jpg
    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y404/puppysauruss/IMG_0128a_zps6e866f96.jpg
    I made it a little bigger, and unfortunately proportions went a little off in my whale's case (>.<"), but Julia didn't seem to mind in the end hehe

    Thanks again!

    ~Ania

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    1. You just made my day! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing Anna! <3

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  9. OMG! I just made this for a friend and it is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

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  10. Awesome! So glad it turned out! Feel free to send me pictures via email or on my facebook page! :)

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  11. Hi Hannah, I wanna thank you for this great pattern. I was looking for something to do for little boys, cause I´m not sure enough about bunnies and Teddys for them, I really gonna try this. Tx that is free cause I´m doing stuffed toys for homeless kids.
    God bless you,
    Valeria, from Argentina
    Excuse my horrible english ;)

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  12. I am so glad you are going to use my free pattern! God bless you as you are blessing those homeless children! Your English is great! :) XOXO

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  13. This is absolutely so adorable!!! Thank you for the free pattern! I've just begun to start learning to sew (got my first machine about a week ago), and have been looking for easy patterns to try! I'm going out to buy fabric for this tomorrow and was wondering about how much fabric was used for this! Thank you in advance!!!

    -B

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