A couple years ago I saw these cute little stuffed animals over at Make It and Love It and have kept them in the back of my mind as a simple project I'd like to do someday.
Jeanine reminded me of them last year when she had her sons make one for a Christmas gift here. (And I just love the idea of having siblings make homemade gifts for each other. I'm excited to start that tradition with my kids this year.)
Earlier this year I was in charge of coming up with a service project for the women in our church group to do. I then remembered those cute little giraffes and realized they would be simple enough for the women to make together in one night and give to a local children's hospital.
I made up a few samples that I planned on later giving to my son and daughter.
Cute printed fabric on one side . . .
. . . soft on the other.
I drew up a pattern for the occasion--which you're welcome to use if you'd like to make your own.
(Click on picture and then copy and save to your computer. Open in a document and reduce your margins to zero. Expand to 100% and print.)
For the service project I went with polka-dot fabric and a soft fleece on the other side. So many women came to help cut, pin, sew and stuff these little stuffed animals. We had a great time working on them together.
We were able to turn out quite a few in one night. It turned out to be a great service project.
What color are you going to use to make yours???