I am starting to get the hang of this blogging thing! I am really quite enjoying sharing how I make things to the world! If you have any questions about anything I do please ask me!
- Grosgrain ribbon
- Sewing machine
- Needle and coordinating thread
Next, place two pieces of fabric with right sides facing each other. Trace your pattern onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Cut you pattern piece out adding 1/4″ around. (**Do not cut out on your traced line!!! You need this line!!)
Prepare your ribbon pieces, cut 6 or 7 2″ pieces of grosgrain ribbon. Using a liter, burn both edges lightly to prevent fraying. Cut out on longer piece for the tail. I chose to make my tail piece 4″. You can really cut these however long you would like.
To sew, change your stitch length to about 1.8. This will allow for a tighter stitch which will be more secure for the softie! Line your needle up with your pattern line and sew. Start sewing near the top of the right leg, allowing for a 2.5″ opening on the underside of the giraffe. Be sure to back stitch when you start sewing and back stitch over every ribbon as well. Remove the pins as you go.
Clip by your starting and ending point of your opening as well.
To hide your end strings, after you finish off your hand stitching, push your needle into the giraffe and come out the other side, pull tight and clip the thread very close to the fabric. Once it is cut, it will automatically go back inside the giraffe hiding your thread.Clip by your starting and ending point of your opening as well.
And you are DONE!! Show off your completed animal to your friends and family!!!!