I really wanted to sew my little new godson a softie because I have so many good memories about my own cherished stuffed animals (I still own them all!). In that way I feel like it’s a very personal gift, that will hopefully last him for years. The pattern is a free design from Abby Glassenberg and can be found on the wild olive blog.
The templates are carefully designed and there’s a well structured photo tutorial as a step by step instruction. It was a challenge for me to sew with fluffy fabric (and I may have bought a difficult one that is hairy on both sides – I think it’s easier to use fleece with cloth on the back). And even though I’d label myself as an inexperienced softie sewer I was able to finish this rather quickly.
Stuart will now take a nap in his sleeping bag pillow and wait for little L to play with him come Sunday.
I think I’m done with baby gifts for now and can start thinking about what to make for everyone for Christmas ;-)
This post is linked up with Monday Makers at Aylin Nilya / Quilt it Out, Anything Goes Monday (this week) at Till We Quilt Again, The Caffeinated Crafters at Let's Eat Grandpa, Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, TGIFF at Quokka Quilts and Finish It Up Friday at crazy mum quilts.