Giraffe Baby Rattles


size: 10-1/2”

Materials

  • Cotton fabric, 1/4 yd.
  • Fairfield Poly-fil Fiberfill Stuffing
  • Small plastic container with beads
  • Ribbon, 3/8”

Basic Supplies

straight pins, ruler, scissors, iron and pressing surface, sewing needle

Tools

  • Sewing machine and matching thread

Directions

  • 1. Print out full-size pattern. Cut two giraffe shapes from folded piece of fabric.
  • 2. Position shapes with right sides together. Machine-sew along edges using 1/2” seam allowance, leaving 3” opening at top of head.
  • 3. Steam seams open with iron. Turn right side out through opening.
  • 4. Insert small amount of fiberfill stuffing into sewn giraffe; push stuffing into bottom of fabric. Wrap container with beads with fiberfill; insert into bottom section. Continue stuffing rattle until firm.
  • 5. Pin two folded ribbon lengths on one side of top opening (for ears). Hand-sew ribbon lengths to inside edge of rattle. Whipstitch opening closed around ears. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • Tip
  • 1. It is important to omit any added embellishments, like buttons, felt, or small hard pieces as they could be choking hazards for baby.

by Melony Miller Bradley

Pattern - Giraffe Baby Rattles

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