Fabric Editions Fabric Palette Dots the Giraffe

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by Debbie Graves, Fabric Editions

Fabric Editions Fabric Palette Dots the Giraffe

Make an adorable stuffed animal!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    Download and print project template before starting.
    Sew with right sides together and a 1/4 inch seam allowance unless instructed otherwise. Press seams in the direction of the arrows.
    If you choose a different fabric other than the one listed under supplies, you may want to change the colors of ribbon and thread.
    If project ever needs cleaned, hand wash in cold water and tumble dry low.
  • 2
    Cut 2 giraffe bodies from the full size giraffe pattern part of the template.
  • 3
    Cut 2 ears from the full size ear pattern of the template.
  • 4
    Cut 4 pieces of 5/8 inch Bright Yellow satin ribbon that are 3 inch each (this is the mane).
  • 5
    Cut 3 pieces of 5/8 inch Black with White stitching grosgrain ribbon that are 3 inch each (this is more of the mane). Cut an additional piece of 5/8 inch Black with White stitching grosgrain ribbon that is 8 inch long (this is the tail).
  • 6
    Cut an 8 inch piece of 1/4 inch White organdy ribbon.
  • 7
    Cut an 8 inch piece of 3/8 inch Daffodil double face satin ribbon.
  • 8
    Cut a 5 inch piece of 1/4 inch Black organdy ribbon.
  • 9
    Cut out top and bottom giraffe templates and tape together along dashed lines.
  • 10
    Fold fabric in half with right sides together and short edges matching. Pin giraffe and ear patterns to fabric and cut out. Transfer all markings to the right side of one giraffe body and one ear using removable marker.
  • 11
    Ear:
    Sew curved edges together, leaving the straight edge open. Clip curves, turn ear right side out and press. Fold in half with dart marks showing; pin and stitch along dart line. Open ear flat and press dart to one side. Place the giraffe body with markings face up on a flat surface. Pin ear where indicated on the head with dart facing up; baste in place (Dia. A of the template).
  • 12
    Mane:
    Fold each 3 inch ribbon piece in half with wrong sides together and short ends matching to make a loop and pin. Pin cut edges of ribbon where marked on neck, evenly spaced and alternating 5/8 inch Bright Yellow satin ribbon and 5/8 inch Black with White stitching grosgrain ribbon; baste ribbon ends in place (Dia. B of the template).
  • 13
    Horns:
    Tie an overhand knot near both ends of 1/4 inch Black organdy ribbon. Trim ends to 1/4 inch. Fold ribbon in half and place where designated on pattern; pin (Dia. B of the template). Baste in place.
  • 14
    Tail:
    Stack then stitch the ends of the three pieces of 8 inch ribbon together. Make a 4 inch braid and tie the ribbon ends together in an overhand knot to secure. Trim loose ribbon ends to about 1-1/4 inch. Pin to giraffe body at tail mark with loose ends pointing inward (Dia. C of the template). Baste.
  • 15
    Body:
    Lay the other giraffe body on top with right sides together; pin. Starting at the top opening mark, sew around the giraffe body using a 1.5 mm or 16-18 stitches/inch stitch length for strength; backstitch as you start sewing. End the seam at the other end of opening mark; backstitch. Note: Leave the designated area open for turning.
  • 16
    Reinforce the tail stitching. Clip curves for smoothness and corners to reduce bulk; turn giraffe right side out.
  • 17
    Stuff giraffe firmly with Poly-fil. Hand stitch opening closed.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Fabric Pallette 18 inch x 21 inch Assorted Fat Quarter 104599766 (as shown project uses White with Yellow and Grey Polka Dots)
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 5/8 inch x 5 yard Bright Yellow 104194389
  • Morex Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8 inch x 5 yard Black with White Stitching 104443961
  • Morex Organdy Ribbon 1/4 inch x 10 yard White 104442388
  • Morex Double Face Satin Ribbon 3/8 inch x 15 yard Daffodil 104753383
  • Morex Organdy Ribbon 1/4 inch x 10 yard Black 104442391
  • Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard White 104498362
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil Fiber 32 oz. 104238553
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Removable Marker
  • Wooden Chopstick
  • Sewing Needle
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
Download Project Template