Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Herd of Little Elephants

Look what my grey fabric scraps turned into, a herd of little elephants!  

On Tuesday, I'll post a pdf pattern so you can make your own elephant herd. Here's the link to the pattern.  Happy sewing!  Leave me a comment & let me know if you made a little elephant.
How to make an elephant's tail
  • Using 6 strands of grey embroidery thread, made a tail by sewing three 5" threads onto the top of the elephant's bottom. 
  • Tie a knot at the top of the tail.
  • Braid the tail to about 1 1/2" from the bottom.
  • Tie a knot through the bottom of the braid.
  • With the head of a pin, separate the threads.
  • TA DA should now have a little elephant!

Here's a little elephant music to listen to as you make your 6" high x 5" long x 3" wide chunky elephant.  Don't you just love this elephant song from "Dumbo"?

And now an elephant summer joke....

"Why were the elephants thrown out of the swimming pool?  Because they couldn't hold up their trunks."

Have a fun day!  For more soft toy ideas go to Threading Your Way.
xoxo Grandma 

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