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Hippopotamus…

A lady asked me on my facebook fan page if I could sew 2 hippopotamus for 2 young girlies in her life. I looked everywhere trying to find a sewing pattern and none was there to be found 😦

So I put my big girl panties and went to work drafting my own…

My own pattern :)

And so glad I did!! All in all it took me less than 45 min and I had a cute pattern that I couldn’t wait to see alive with fabrics 🙂

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

Sooooo happy with the end products!!! I may or may not have made a happy dance…

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

they are made from men’s wool pants, cotton blanket and remnant and t-shirts.

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

A bit smaller than the stuffed elephant, they  measures: 7″x10 1/2″.

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

Still need to find them a name, any ideas?? I was thinking of Germaine  for the girlies and Hyppolite for the bad boy…

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

 

Une dame m’a demandé sur ma page facebook si je pouvais lui faire 2 toutous hippopotames pour deux petites filles. J’ai cherché partout sur internet un patron de couture et niet, rien du tout qui soit intéressant… Je me suis donc assise pour m’en faire un maison et je suis absolument ravie du résultat!!! En tout, faire le patron m’a pris 45 minutes. Pas si mal 🙂 Je vous présente donc mes Germaine et Hyppolite!

Pattern try: stuffed elephant!

I know… but I couldn’t pass up the 20% etsy coupon Kim over at retromama was offering lol! And I wanted a new pattern, so there you go!

eco-friendly stuffed elephant made from reclaimed fabrics

I was all happy to make something new, but I’m not sure I’m liking the way I made it, with 2 different fabrics for the body.  I had a really hard time stuffing it to my liking (and this one is not there yet). What do you guys think?? a keeper?! maybe I should try it with only 2 fabrics instead of 3?

eco-friendly stuffed elephant made from reclaimed fabrics

This little guy is made from a men’s pants, shirt and ears from a necktie. I hand embroidered the eyes. Now it’s listed in my shop… so I’ll see from there too.

eco-friendly stuffed elephant made from reclaimed fabrics

I’ve also made 2 doggies since I had sold the last one 🙂

Eco stuffed dog, made from upcycled materials

This boy is made from 2 men’s pants, shirt and ears from a necktie (it’s a close cousin to the previous elephant!) it’s listed here.

Eco stuffed dog, made from upcycled materials

This girlie, Oh I really like this one!  is made from denim pants (jeans), 2 women’s shirt and a fabric remnant. She features on one side a pocket from the shirt 🙂 she’s right here.

All of those stuffed toys are made using retromama patterns, you can get your own right here!

Un p’tit nouveau dans la famille! Mais je ne suis pas sûre si je vais en refaire d’autres… Je pense que je devrais l’essayer avec juste 2 tissus différents au lieu de 3. Il est fait d’un pantalon pour homme, chemise et oreilles faites à partir d’une cravate. Même chose pour le chien suivant. La chienne est faite de jeans, 2 chemises pour dame et un reste de tissu. Elle a aussi, sur un côté, une poche qui vient de la chemise 🙂 Vous pouvez les trouver juste ici!