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Stuffed Animal Part 2

Now for the Giraffe.
(A continuation of yesterday’s post.)



I guess it doesn’t take a lot more explaining but here’s another cuddly little friend for you all.


Cut out your giraffe, the same way you cut out your elephant.


But now, you’ll need to make sure and add your ribbon to the neck, as well as the tail.


Then pin right sides together, with lots of pins. Because remember……the minky slides around a lot.


Sew all the way around, leaving a 3 inch opening along the back.


Turn right side out, pushing the legs and head out with the eraser end of a pencil and stuff full of batting.


Hand stitch that opening closed and you’re……..




***And remember, if any of the directions seem vague, please refer back to yesterday’s post.***

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Becky Jorgensen says:

    love this tutorial! It was featured here: thank yo so much for sharing!

  2. Nina says:

    Hi Ashley,

    both animals look really cute! Is it possible to get the pattern for the giraffe? Regards from Germany, Nina

  3. bobby says:

    Yesterday’s post and the other links bring me to something completely different than the elephant and giraffe instructions.

    1. Kristi says:

      These are really cute. I love the idea. :)

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    my baby loves them

  6. Valerie Nelson says:

    Do you have a template for the giraffe?? I’m not very good at free hand drawing and this is soooooooo cute! I really want to make one! :) Thanks!

  7. emily says:

    do i have to use minky fabric or can i use any fabric?

    1. Ashley says:

      You can use anything……the minky just makes it super soft.

      Good luck!

  8. Sita Gilly, Madre Artesana says:

    Hi there
    I want to thank you for your lovely pattern
    Here is mine
    I hope you like
    Kisses, Sita Gilly

  9. Jennifer says:

    Love this idea! I don't have any minky, and have had a hard time finding it in my area for some reason, but I am just going to use two types of complimenting fabric. I am working on it right now. As for a template for the animals, I did a google search for giraffe shape (you could enter whatever animal you were looking for) and clicked images at the top. BAM! :)

  10. Ashley says:

    Sorry, the tutorials shared on this site are for personal use only. Please refer to my FAQ section for more info. Thanks!

  11. April says:

    Would you allow me to make some to sell in my Etsy shop? Love it!

  12. The Three Vree's says:

    So cute! Is there any way to get the pattern for the elephant and giraffe?

  13. ArtGirl/California/United States says:

    love it!

  14. Ktbug says:

    I made the giraffe today. It turned out SO cute. And I was happy to get rid of some scrap material and ribbon. The only thing I did different was that I double stitch the entire giraffe and then triple stitched all the ribbon parts. Only because my 7 month old love to tear things apart and I didn't want her to pull off the ribbon and try to eat them. THANK YOU!

  15. Wes and Dani says:

    Hey! Thought I'd link you to the stuffed animal I made from your tutorial. :)


  16. Southcott says:

    these are really cute i am making them for my cousins that live in the U.K and they are so light to send. Hey do you have a pattern for a diaper bag.

  17. April says:

    Hi Ashley. I love all of your cute ideas. I have a craft idea to run past you though because I haven’t the slightest idea how to execute it, but REALLY wanna try to figure something out for my YW for a camp craft. I read somewhere about pillow cases with an extra pocket for scriptures to remind the girls to read their scriptures before bed, or whatever. I would love to make these for the girls and let them decorate them as part of crafts at camp, but I don’t know where to begin with a pattern at least for where the extra pocket would go, or where it would be best. can you help me? thanks!

  18. CharityMay says:

    love your ideas, and your blog! do you have a tutorial/pattern suggestion for the little boy’s ties?

  19. orhedricks says:

    Love the animals. Will make them for friends having babies next month! Thanks for sharing.

  20. michellejohnnie says:

    Absolutely cute! I linked again!

  21. The Acting Mom says:


  22. Giles Fam says:

    So cute!

    * oh, and just so you know, I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and found that fabric I was asking you about without even knowing it was going to be there. imagine my surprise! :)

  23. The Barrow Bunch says:

    There are SOOO stinkin’ cute. I just love them. I can’t draw worth anything. Is it possible to attach your templates?
    Have a wonderful day.:)

    1. Anonymous says:

      i cant get the drawings right either

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