Giraffe Baby Rattles

Materials

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

Tools

  • Sewing machine and matching thread

Basic Supplies

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

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print out full-size pattern. Cut two giraffe shapes from folded piece of fabric.

STEP 2

  • Position shapes with right sides together. Machine-sew along edges using 1/2” seam allowance, leaving 3” opening at top of head.

STEP 3

  • Steam seams open with iron. Turn right side out through opening.

STEP 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.

STEP 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

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/4823/edf9e7b9-bbcb-41fe-939a-551c3c9a0331.pdf



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