Friday, June 3, 2011
Tutorial: Stuffed Animal Shorts
Recently we let the twins experience Build-A-Bear workshop. $57 later, we had 2 puppies going commando& 2 t-shirts. I was not feeling the $6 tiny shorts. I knew I could make that, and I did. I am NOT a garment sewist. I do quilts. I have made my boys a few PJ shorts from the bandana shorts tutorial so I used the same principles to make shorts for our new puppy friends, changing a couple of things to accomodate a tail and the smaller size. This can be used for any stuffed animal, but the measurements might need to change. We also did blue jeans for my oldest son's favorite Ty Pluffie, L.E.Funt and it worked great.
Basic Sewing Supplies (needle, thread, scissors, machine)
Indecently dressed stuffed animal.
NOTE: To minimize fraying, you can serge or zigzag all raw edges. I didn't because frankly I was too lazy to bust out my other machine and I don't see my boys playing with these for too long anyway.
Desired length + 3" = legnth of each fabric piece
Animal's waist size divided by 2 plus 3"= width of each fabric piece.
Now I do quilts and not garments but if you shoot me a request for another article of clothing I'll be glad to try to do other stuffed animal clothing tutorials. I can't do fancy stuff, but I can at least do something easy enough that most people who aren't great at sewing could do as well.
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Posted by Mary at 12:10 PM