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Cute stuffed elephant (Free Pattern!)

June 29, 2011

cute stuffed elephant toy with free pattern and tutorial

I made these cute little stuffed elephants (with the help of several family members!) for the gift bags for my daughter’s first birthday party last year, and thought I’d share the pattern!

cute stuffed elephant toy with free pattern and tutorial. great baby gift!

(Please note: This Pattern is only for personal use.  It is copyright protected and not available for commercial use without expressed permission from JAS Photography LLC.  Please email info@jas-photo.com if you would like a commercial license for this pattern)

You can download the elephant pattern here.

To make the elephant:

1) Gather supplies: Fabric pieces – You can have fun with using totally different fabrics, or match one ear to the other side of the elephant and vice versa.

  • you need 2 body pieces,
  • 4 ear pieces, and
  • a small strip of ribbon for the tail (~2 inches long)
  • 1-2 bells and a small hard container to put them in that can fit into the elephant (optional, to make the toy a rattle also)

2) Put 2 ear pieces right sides together, and sew along the curved edge from one corner to the other (leave the straight edge open)

3) Repeat for other 2 ear pieces

4) Turn the ear right sides out

5) Sew an ear onto each body piece.  I first positioned the ear how I wanted it to sit, then flipped it over along the straight edge and sewed that into place.  Then flipped the ear back over and did a second stitch to secure it.

6) Once both ears are in place, put both body pieces with right sides facing, and sew along the entire edge leaving a 2 inch gap open at the bottom to turn it (i left the area between the legs open). Some curvier areas are tricky, so sew slowly on those spots.  For the tail, fold the ribbon in half with wrong sides facing.  Then put it in place at the elephant’s bottom, sandwiched in btween the two body pieces, and line up the raw edge of the ribbon with the raw edge of the fabric (or you could let it stick out a little bit as well).  When you sew the edge over the tail area, back stitch several times to make it secure.

7) Turn right side out and stuff!  If you want to add the bells – do it now.

8) Once it is all stuffed, sew the bottom closed by hand, and you are done!

cute stuffed elephant toy with free pattern and tutorial. great baby gift!

Hope you enjoy it – it makes a great gift for a new baby too!

(Please note: This Pattern is only for personal use.  It is copyright protected and not available for commercial use without expressed permission from JAS Photography LLC.  Please email info@jas-photo.com if you would like a commercial license for this pattern)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2011 11:11 AM

    This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

    • June 30, 2011 12:14 AM

      thanks i’m glad you like it! stay tuned for penguin and sea turtle patterns coming soon too!

  2. June 29, 2011 10:37 PM

    Love it! Can’t wait to make! thanks!

    • June 30, 2011 12:14 AM

      my pleasure! glad you like it – and stay tuned for penguin and sea turtle patterns coming soon too!

  3. Paula permalink
    April 27, 2012 10:49 PM

    I just made this for my daughter! It was so easy and she loves it! Thank you for sharing!!!

  4. August 14, 2015 2:47 AM

    I love this little elephant plush! Love that it has 2 sides! Thanks for the tutorial! I featured this little guy here: http://www.plushiepatterns.com/elephant-stuffie-by-by-hand/

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