Thursday, March 28, 2013

cloud softie tutorial


Does your little love taggies/softies? My baby girl just loves anything with a tag and anything soft. I saw this post by the talented refabulous and knew I had to recreate it. Here is my version.

It doesn't have to be pretty. I used a bright colored marker for picture purposes. Fold your material at the line and cut so you get a front and back. (you should have two pieces). I used felt so I could finish with a raw edge. 
Simple enough. The picture doesn't show two pieces but there is a front and a back to the cloud.
You can do any type of material you would like or whatever you have in scraps. I wanted light feminine colors because I will be giving it to Ember.
I cut the material out in three inch strips because you will be folding it in thirds to hide your raw edge with out having to flip the material.
The length of the material is up to you. Or depending on the length of your scraps. Just be sure to trim them all the same length when you are finished.
Pretty easy on this one...just sew a nice straight line down your fold.
Pin your strips down. If you don't they will move around and wont be straight.
I used pollyfill but you can also pull apart quilt bat. The pollyfill I bought came with this handy stick to push the fill in. You could also use a pencil but I wouldn't use anything sharp.. (I did once and cut the material). A crochet hook works pretty good.
Give it to your baby and watch them enjoy it!

7 comments:

  1. Those pics are too cute! Love that you went the diy route for things for the kiddo...inspires me to do a project for one of my friend's little ones.

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  2. She's so adorable & this is such a cute idea (:

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  3. Ok, your baby girl is absolutely precious! What a cute little toy as well, love it. I didn't know you were so crafty! If you'd ever be interested in sharing another craft on my blog I would love to have you.

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  4. LOVE this!!! It turned out so cute. I wish I could sew!!

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  5. Awesome tutorial! Going to give it a shot for a friend due in June! Super cute, and seems simple enough! (I'm still a beginner with sewing!)

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  6. ha! This is adorable!! And I love the way you designed your tutorial :)
    The cloud pillow makes me think of a tooth fairy pillow. When your little one is older you could add a little a pocket to the front and she could put her tooth in it for the tooth fairy! Seriously tho, your cloud pillow is adorable!

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