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« on: January 02, 2011 07:14:30 PM »

My aunt is due to give birth to her first child (a girl!!) in early April, and I really wanna make her a little stuffie, but cant decide which as there are so many cute things to try!!! Please giv me some suggestions, Im sorta new at sewing (I can work a machine and hand sew, but havnt yet had much experience)....I was thinking doing something like this:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366707.0

Perhaps a flowery elephant or bunny?? A cutesy pillow? Im torn!!  Huh

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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 05:23:27 PM »

What about a little dolphin/ whale/ seal (Theres some great patterns also on deviantart that are very simple)? I have seen some really simple patterns, and the animals look cute/ huggable. I'm going to make one for my little cousin as well Smiley. I'm not sure if you are going for a memory piece (that will be on display) or a piece for the child to be able to play with when she's older. If it is for her to play with, I would go for something simple all material based. Something soft and cuddly, there are some hypoallergenic materials out there along with my favorite that I use, fleece. For children that are young, I wouldn't add really anything too fancy or anything they can break off and choke on. The body itself should be soft, the eyes should also be soft and sewn in as well. Smiley

If it is a memorable keepsake, then feel free to go all out. Smiley

Good luck and congrats to your Aunt! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 06:33:30 PM »

You could always purchase one of those rag quilt kits.  Instead of cutting them, and tying them together, you could just sew it together.  That's what I did for my youngest son and he loves his blanket!  He's 12yrs old and had been pestering me for a nice, big, soft blanket.  So, he picked out the one he wanted, and I sewed it together.  It was his Christmas present.  Jo Anne's fabrics had them 50% off.  Or Walmart has them for: $17.  Or on Etsy, DIY fluffies has a really cute elephant.  There is also a list of free patterns on this site.  I 2nd sewing on all the features.  Don't use anything the child could break off or choke on.  Congrats to your aunt.  Good luck to you.  Hope this helps. 
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