September 16, 2009

Elephant Template and Instructions for Blanket

While shopping for baby cloths I've seen tons of items with cute little elephants appliqued on them, so I decided to create and share my own elephant template so that I and you could create your own elephant gear. Here is one item I found at target that would be super easy to re-create yourself:)
It's a super cute and cozy fleece blanket, I wish I had created one of my own already to share with you but I figured if you had to wait until I actually finished the blanket to share this template with you it might be Christmas before I got it posted...LOL. However the the blanket is super easy to recreate with just simple instructions.

Click here to Download Template

Instructions For Blanket:


Fleece large enough for a blanket size of your choice

Small piece of fleece for elephant and ear

Embroidery Floss (if you want to stitch around the edge of the blanket)

1.Cut out a square piece of felt to what ever sized blanket you would like, it would also be fun to round the corners.

2. Create blanket stitch around the edge of blanket with embroidery floss, this is not necessary if time is short:)

3. Cut out elephant template in coordinating fleece fabric, you can use a different color for the ear if you would like.
4. Pin ear onto elephant and stich around edges

5.Pin elephant onto blanket and stitch around edges, you may turn under the edges as you stitch for a more finished look, however fleece does not fray so turning under is not necessary.
P.S....The tail can be left off or created with emroidery floss as it is to small to re-create with fleece.

I will be the first one to admit that I'm not the best at writing tutorials so if there's anything missing or something doesn't make since please just let me know:) I wanted to share an elephant template with you so you could create your own elephant gear for your little one's:)

2 comments: said...

I think this is great! I love the elephant, the little tail is so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be linking.

Melissa said...

Oh so cute! Thank you so much for sharing this.


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