Over Labor Day weekend I spent the evenings sewing two stuffed animals for two different babies.
The first one was for a sweet little girl that was born a few weeks ago. She is the first girl in a household full of boys. I had seen the free pattern for a little sheep recently by Abby Glassenberg for Sew Mama Sew and had pinned it on Pinterest to remember it for later. (I have a bunch of great free patterns for stuffed animals pinned on there!) I figured this could be a great time to try out the pattern. It looked like a simple pattern that wouldn’t take too long but is also super adorable.
I really enjoyed making this little lamb. It was fun picking out the fabric and really making her my own. The one that Abby made has embroidered eyes, nose, and mouth but I really wanted to use safety eyes. And I just embroidered a little nose. That is one of the great reasons to sew, you can customize things just the way you want them. I also tied a ribbon around her neck to add some color. I added a bell on the ribbon too which looks cute and is fun to hear ring but I told the mom that if she doesn’t want to hear it or worries that the ribbon is a choking hazard she can always just take it off and save it for when her daughter is older.
I hope the little one who received it will have fun playing and snuggling with her.
If you have never sewn an animal before this would be a great one to try. It’s free, so if you just completely fail (which I don’t imagine you would) you aren’t out money on the pattern. There are good step by step instructions and photos which help you along the way.
Abby makes gorgeous patterns and in fact the other animal I made is one of hers as well from her book Stuffed Animals. I’ll show you that one next week.
And while we are talking about her patterns. She just made one for Wild Olive. It’s a free pattern for a flying squirrel and it is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while! I definitely have to find a reason to make one soon.