Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Simple and easy stuffies for boys

Despite all the dolls I've been making lately, I can make toys for boys too.
Perhaps one of my favourites is this crocodile made from polar fleece.
Frogs turn out pretty fun from polar fleece as well (yes, I know he doesn't exactly have child safe eyes, but my son was past the age of pulling the eyes off his toys when I made this for him... actually he chose these buttons for the eyes).
A lizard made from animal print polar fleece is a novelty - the choice made by my son (and again with the eyes... he exhausted my supply of this style of button when he kept wanting them to be the eyes on the bevy of creatures I made for him).
These stuffies are the easiest kind to make. Simply draw the outline of the creature on paper, pin the paper to your two layers of fabric and stitch on the drawn lines (remembering of course to leave an opening for turning the creature right side out for stuffing). My sons began sewing this way and made some imaginative creatures while building some skills with a fun project. You've got to try this - especially with polar fleece (no fraying and it's every so soft to cuddle).

17 comments:

Rucas said...

Fantastic, I love the crocodile, specially the tooths :)

Roxanne said...

These are so cute and cuddly! But still boyish - which is hard to do. And a great way to use up scraps of fleece! Thanks!

nicolette said...

Wonderful creatures!

méri said...

They are so cute!
And good idea to begin sewing!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great softies - I especially love the croc!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

I love your little animals. Very cute! I am in BC also.

Kris said...

Love the croc. Excellent fleece, just like real croc skin!

amandajean said...

those are soooo cute! and what a great way to use up scraps of polar fleece. my boys would love these.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Those are adorable! You are so talented.
I especially like the crocodile.

Kimberly :)

LOUISE said...

That crocodile doesn't look in the mood to be cuddled! x

sweetiepie said...

I love your little boy toys! They are all wonderful creations.

Needled Mom said...

Very cute animals. I'll bet the fleece makes perfect animals too.

I loved the tiny teddies. My sister makes them. She picks up old minks from the thrift shops (really cheap these days) and makes adorable teddy bears.

Ruth's Place said...

They are really cute!

Valerie said...

I love these little animals. I am going to teach my grandchildren a few sewing projects this summer. This has gave me some great ideas.

Myra said...

Animal cuties!!!
I enjoyed visiting your blog! I do believe you have some of my childhood sheets!!! LOL!!! Kidding!!! Wow do they bring back a memory though!!!
Happy stitching!!

Em said...

That's a great idea for getting the kids started sewing! They can draw the shape and sew it into a really cool toy! I love the crocodile!

Randi said...

What a great idea! I'm want to try some of these...too cute!

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