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youngandcrafty
« on: August 04, 2010 04:41:19 AM »

ok well my friend is obsessed with giraffes, she loves them to pieces. and it was about 5 days away from her birthday and i suddenly thought, oh god i havent got her a present. well im always pretty broke so i decided to make something giraffey. first i started design a bag as im quite confident with bags. then i suddenly thought , why dont i just make a giant giraffe. well it ended up a bit bigger than intended but i think she ll love it
and 2 and a half days later............



close up of head



head and neck



this is the best position i could get it to sit in, but it does look a bit uncomfortable haha



close up of tail



bad photo of me but it shows how big it is Smiley it ended up about 6ft tall haha

ok i dont no hu on earth wud be mad enough to take on this challenge of making this but here is a tutorial of how to make your own giant giraffe:D

ok well its not the best but here are the pieces you ll need , the measurements are only approx



hopefully u can zoom or some thing to see it better

anyway heres what to do briefly-

start with body- attach back, belly and bit under neck together on one edge so it forms a long piece. then attach the long piece to the sides, making sure to leave a hole to turn through. make sure it big so you can stuff it, and you hav a body

then i did the head and neck- you want to start doing the wool mane first, heres how to do one piece, you can decide how long you want the pieces



do that all the way down the neck and then repeat in layers so you get it nice and thick. then attach one head piece to one neck piece and repeat with other pieces, now attach the 2 sides together all the way down the back of the neck and just stop about half way down the inside neck . MAKE SURE U DONT SEW THE MANE INTO SEAM!!!! its a nightmarre to unpick .

now pin neck to body starting with the back , once that is done, sew front of neck

now for legs- just sew these togther , turn through, stuff nd seal top.

now for the boring bit, stuff your giraffe body and neck so its pretty firm.

its not very complicated but incase you hav any doubts, heres how to attach the legs



now for tail, attach wool to end of tail like you did the mane and just sew the 2 pieces together, turn through, stuff and seal top

attach to giraffe's bum .

for the ears-



i forgot to put the stuff u need for the horns in the first picture and forgot to measure them before i gave it away so ill do my best to do accurate instructions but you may need to improvise a bit , sorry -



now hand sew button on tail, ears, nose, horns and buttons for eyes and have a big sigh of relief and maybe a bit of chocolate Smiley

YOU NOW HAV A 6 FOOT GIRAFFE!!!!!! woooo
 
enjoy Cheesy

update!!!-

ok just to make this thread even longer.....

here is me on my way to give it to her, and its a bit windy! Smiley



this is her receiving it



she loves the giraffe Cheesy



thanks for looking, comments appreciated

please vote,this is my first challenge Smiley x
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010 05:20:53 AM »

My goodness, he is huge! Lol! He is very cute, and she looks thrilled with him!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 07:12:53 AM »

the giraffe is lovely, and it looks like a very comfortable cushion for any couch!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010 07:57:17 AM »

He is everywhich way of awesome! I don't even like giraffes and I adore him  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2010 09:56:00 AM »

What a fun birthday present.  You're a good friend!
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010 10:26:29 AM »

I love it; it totally looks like a giraffe Salvador Dali would make!
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2010 03:20:21 PM »

So great, and is a wonderful pillow. The most awesome giraffe I have ever seen.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010 02:31:28 PM »

how very cute and gigantic! XD
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010 09:09:51 PM »

this. is. AMAZING!  Cheesy
how u managed to make this in such a small amount of time, i'll never know
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2010 03:28:39 AM »

Aah, so cute! Coolest present ever.
How bout adding it to a million? Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2010 09:12:34 AM »

Holy huge Batman!!! So cute I dont know that I would make such a large one but might make a mini from your tut. Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2010 12:00:02 AM »

He's fantastic.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2010 05:09:14 PM »

This is so unbelievably awesome. Would you happen to recall offhand how much fabric you used? Because... I think I kind of need a 6 foot giraffe in a big way.  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010 12:57:09 PM »

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This is so unbelievably awesome. Would you happen to recall offhand how much fabric you used? Because... I think I kind of need a 6 foot giraffe in a big way.
haha thank you, well i used andd old double duvet cover and ended up using a whole half of one side and a small bit of the other Smiley hope thats good enuf for u x
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