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Topic: Cuddly Sheep Pillow - now with translated tutorial!  (Read 8719 times)
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« on: August 03, 2005 04:22:52 AM »

Hey there,

I've finally figured out how to thread the yarn through my mom's sewing machine...
this is the first project I finished.
I found this cute pattern in a German parents' magazine, Eltern. The instructions (in German, of course:-)) can be found here: http://www.eltern.de/familie_erziehung/familienleben/basteln_ostern05.html

And here's my version:

The fabric is printed with tiny multi-color strawberries, the picture doesn't really show.

I'm so proud of this one and even when I finished the whole thing, I couln't believe I made this! *beam with pride*

Okay, I just translated the tutorial, here it is- ask me if anything is unclear!
You'll need:
100 x 160 centimeters of fabric for the pillow case itself
50 x 140 cms of white plush fabric (I needed much less!)
embroidering yarn scraps in pink and light blue for the sheep's eyes, nose and mouth
stuffing for head, legs and tail
a pillow size 80 x 80 cm
a white zipper, 70 cm

from fabric:
1 square measuring 72 x 72 cms
2 rectangles measuring 37 x 72 cms each
2 ear pieces
1 tail piece (with one extra cm for the seams!)

from plush fabric:
4 legs, 20cm long and 25 cm wide
1 tail piece,
2 ear pieces,
2 head pieces
don't forget to include an extra cm for the seams on each piece!

Now sew the edges of the fabric for the pillow case and sew in zipper between the two
long sides of the rectangles so you end up with a piece measuring 72x72 cm with a zipper in the middle.
Then pin the two squares together which will become the sheep's body, right sides facing. Later on, you'll need to insert the limbs and head into the sides according to the picture.

Sew all the legs' sides and soles (plushy sides facing), turn inside out, fill with stuffing and sew the opening with a zigzag stitch.

For the ears, sew together one piece of plush and one piece of fabric each, right sides facing

For the tail, sew together the piece of plush and fabric,

Sew the head pieces right sides facing.

Turn all the sewn pieces inside out, fill them, sew the openings with a zigzag stitch.

Sew the ears onto the head, slightly ruffled if you can (I just sewed them on straight)

Embroider the head with light blue eyes and pink nose and mouth.

Insert the finished pieces into the pillow case according to the picture, so all the limbs and the head are on the inside of the 2 squares of fabric (which are right sides facing).

Pin everything together again and then sew all around.

Open the zipper, turn pillow case inside out and insert pillow.

Of course you can just adapt the sizes to smaller pillows. They actually sell those kinds of sheep pillows in super fancy baby stores here. They sell for about  25 Euros *gasp*!!

Sew long,
« Last Edit: January 14, 2009 10:43:09 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed pictures » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005 05:10:34 AM »

The two links are the same?

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005 06:31:41 AM »

Oops, a little copy&paste error, I changed the picture now!
Thanks for pointing that out!

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005 06:39:03 AM »

ADORABLE picture and wonderful pillow!  I love it!

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005 07:26:11 AM »

That is such a cute picture, sheep rock!  Smiley

« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005 07:43:47 AM »

OMG I love sheep!

I nedd to learn how to speak German unless anybody would be willing to kind of put s mini tute on it?!  Huh  Grin  Cheesy  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005 11:17:57 AM »

you can always translate the page using Google's language features:

http://www.google.com/language_tools   Grin


« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005 11:26:11 AM »

Oh I love that!!! so adorable. There should be a mini baby lamb pillow too  Cheesy . (if you can't tell by my icon, I love sheep!!!)
Sometime i'm going to have to try this!
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005 11:28:19 AM »

Thank You I can understand most of it now
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005 11:56:00 AM »

you can always translate the page using Google's language features:

http://www.google.com/language_tools   Grin



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"The two squares right on right put to plug together and with needles for the trunk provisionally.  Together-quilt from the pluesch all legs with in each case a along and a sole seam, fall, with filling fleece stuff and the opening in the zigzag stitch together-sew.  Together-quilt ever a part of the ear from Vichy and pluesch right on right.  Second ear exactly the same work.  Together-quilt ever a tail part from pluesch and Vichy and the headings right on right.  All parts likewise fall and with fleece, already sewn, stuff.  Sew the ears easily creased on the head."
« Last Edit: August 03, 2005 12:01:30 PM by easywind » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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