We Lived Happily Ever After: Hot Pink Giraffe Tutorial & Pattern

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Hot Pink Giraffe Tutorial & Pattern

I am SO excited to be sharing this pattern with you all! It is one of my Favorite Creations!
I've always been in love with all of those huge tall giraffes you see in "rich" nurseries...  (see where I got my inspiration here!) It really wasn't in our budget to spend a lot on adorable accessories... have to keep to the priorities in mind you know (think diapers! :P) But I decided to tackle this one as a DIY and came up with this adorable stuffed giraffe. I love her. She's really mine more than my daughters. ;)

I couldn't keep this pattern to myself, so I'm sharing it with all of you so you can make one for your children (or yourself! Haha!) 

She is a bit lazy and lays down all the time... But that's because I was lazy and didn't want to have to figure out how to build a frame to support a big giraffe standing up! The result is still lovable though.

Please, don't redistribute or sell this pattern and/or items made from this pattern and tutorial. I reserve all rights to my patterns. 

The above pattern pieces and the following materials & instructions make a 20" tall (tummy to ears)  20" long (tip of leg to tail) Stuffed Giraffe.

You will need:

1. 1 yard fabric for the Body of Giraffe (with thread to match)  

2. 1/4 yard of fabric for Spots (with thread to match)    

3. 1 Spool of Yarn (preferably matching the color of the spots)        

4. Black Felt for Eyes (with thread to match)  

5.  A least one Bag of Poly Fill to stuff your Giraffe.












5 comments :

  1. Thats so cute. I might make one for my son in blue and one for myself too. :) Thank you so very much!

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  2. this is adorable. I am making one out of faux giraffe fur for my daughter, with a matching blanket and slippers. She's going to love it for Christmas!! I was wondering what your seam allowance was for this project? Also, on the cutting, you may want to add that the pieces that need two cuts (body, legs, ears), should be cut as opposites, or fold the fabric in half before cutting. I think most of us know this, but it helps people remember better when it is written. I am a bit absent minded, and almost cut two facing the same way :) I can't be the only overtired, foggy-brained mom out there :) Thanks SO MUCH for this pattern!!

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  3. I'm making this for my son's room and it seemed like an easy DIY project until I got it all sewed up and turned right side out and was left with no directions for the flaps that hang below the body. Is it supposed to be stuffed separately and be hand sewn all the way across?

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    1. You can sew it partially up with the machine, but just leave a hole big enough to turn it inside out & stuff it with stuffing. Then you hand sew the rest. Hope that helps! :)

      Post a picture on my Facebook once you are done! I would love to see! :)

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  4. This is so cute! If I make this it might be smaller scale though. Thanks alot!

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