How to Make an Elephant Cushion

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New to sewing? Have a go at this sweet little elephant cushion – you can draw your own pattern from your head or download an outline shape and use that, but it will help work on your pattern making skills. Just remember to include the seam allowance!

How to Make an Elephant Cushion

You Will Need

Craft Essentials

How to Make

1. Wash and iron all fabric.

2. Draw out your elephant shape and ear onto the pattern paper, using the ruler or Patternmaster add a 1cm seam allowance around both pieces.

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3. Cut out the pattern pieces.

4. Fold the fat quarter in half and pin the ear pattern piece and cut out.

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5. Pin the ear pattern piece to the white felt and cut out.

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6. Place the two fabric ear pieces together so that the pattern is on the inside, add the felt to the top and pin all the way round.

7. Using a straight stitch and 1cm seam allowance, stitch the ear together, leave a small gap so that you can turn it through.

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8. Turn through and close up the gap with a neat straight stitch.

9. Attach to the front of the elephant using two lines of straight stitches, 1cm apart.

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10. Cut out a small blue circle, a slightly larger white circle and a large pink circle from the felt.

11. Using the white embroidery thread, sew together the eye, and attach to the front of the elephant.

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12. Also attach the pink circle to the elephant using the white thread.

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13. Create the tail from a scrap piece of the blue fabric – cut a strip, fold, and press. Use a zig zag stitch for a decorative touch. Knot near the end.

14. Pin the tail in place and start pinning the elephant together. Making sure it’s right sides together.

15. Start stitch from between the legs; go all the way around leaving a gap roughly the size of your hand.

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16. Using the toy filling, begin to stuff your elephant. Try and fit in as much as you can.

17. Neatly sew up the gap you left and you’re finished!

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