February 25, 2011

Stuffed Penguin

 How to sew a stuffed penguin on a whim - 
-but first-

Remember the turtle giveaway - I finally remembered to draw a winner - via Random.org, lucky comment #5:
Lizzie - The Dancing Toad Blog said... 5
I did! They are adorable! Great job!

 Meanwhile, I love those little turtles.  I whipped up a couple of more for my girls.  And so my 8 year old boy says "when are you going to sew me something" - and he's right - occasionally I sew something for the 2 yr old boy, but an older boy - what is there?!? nothing.  So I say alright, let's make you a turtle.  Nope.  He want a penguin - he has this thing for penguins.  So I say okay, because what else can I do.  And I make up how to sew a stuffed penguin.  All for him.  Here we go:
 --I used some scrap felt.
Cut out 2 body pieces, 2 black wings, 2 white wings (slightly smaller than the black), 2 triangle things, 1 rectangle for the bottom, 4 feet shapes and 1 triangle nose out of orange, and a white belly.  If you're interested I could trace the pieces on paper and upload so you can print out a pattern - let me know.
 --As shown in picture above, sew the feet together, sew the white on the black wings, sew the triangle to the face, and sew the belly to the front.  At this point sew button eyes on - I saved it til the end and  it was harder that way.

 --Then sew a triangle to each end of the rectangle, so you get a shape that looks like a swing hanging from a tree - here it is on it's side:
 --With right sides together, sew it to the front piece.  Lay the feet in there too so they get sewn in.
 --This is what will make it 3 dimensional - it should look like this:
 --Take that piece, flip it over, and lay it on top of the back piece.  Sew all the way around - where there's a triangle piece, use that as the edge.  Leave an opening around the shoulder area.
 --Then turn it inside out, stuff it (tear into an old stuffed animal or pillow to salvage its "guts") , sew the hole shut, then hand-tack on the wings.  Voila, wonky penguin.  Wonky cute or wonky strange??  Doesn't matter - my son loves that I made something for him.
Here's Mr. Penguin hanging out with the girls:
You can do this - I didn't think I could just make-up a stuffed animal, but I went for it.   Go try it!
All from scraps laying around - -


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

I find stuffed animals so much more difficult than clothes! I tried my hand a few times, some successful, others wildly disappointing. Lol

Those turtles are adorable though! Well done!

Just adorable! Who wouldn't want these!

Seriously?! Oh goodness, I am so excited! Thanks so much!

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Have a great weekend!

Pepper :)

these are so cute! i also have trouble deciding between penguins and turtles :/ Its a curse, I promise :P But I have just made both as wheat/heat bags, if you want to check them out they are at


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{SEW}cute!! He is adorable! And it seems easy enough to do! Thanks for joining our link up party over at Sassy Sites! Happy Wednesday! xoxo!!

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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