Stuffed toy free pattern – large snake DIY
This week – SSSsssnake
LARGE! Fun! Colourful!
Stuffed toy free pattern and tutorial. It’s all made of fabric, the eyes are soft and gentle (no buttons or plastic eyes are used), so even toddlers can play with this toy.
For one snake you will need:
A – piece of fabric 7 x 4 inches (17 x 10 cm) from white cotton
B – 3 pieces of fabric 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 cm) from white cotton
C – piece of fabric 7 x 5 inches (17 x 13 cm) from white cotton
D – piece of fabric 7 x 9.5 inches (17 x 24 cm) from white cotton
eyes – 2 pieces of fabric 2 x 2 inches (5 x 5 cm) from blue cotton
– 2 pieces of fabric 7 x 50 inches (17 x 125 cm) from colourful fabric
– ribbon 6 inches (15 cm)
- pillow stuffing or polyfil toy-stuffing
Finished size – about 58 inches (146 cm).
REMEMBER: All seam allowances are 3/8 inch (1 cm). Seam allowances are included. Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and at the end of all your stitching! All measurements are given in inches and in centimeters. If you see 2 (5) that means 2 inches (5 centimeters).
Cut out all pieces of fabric. Sew these pieces together one by one (with right sides together). Start from the head.
It’s time to create the top head piece of your snake. First, sew to each other pieces in order B – eye – B – eye – B (as shown in the picture below ). To the newly created part sew piece A and next piece C (look at the picture).
You’ve just made the hardest part of your job – the top head piece. Now draw 2 lines on this piece as shown in the picture below (look at red lines). Then cut along the lines.
Do the same thing on the one end of piece D – now you have 2 pieces of snake’s head: top head piece and bottom head piece.
In the same way you’ll create the tail of your snake – draw the same lines on both body pieces (E) but only at the one end of each.
You should get 4 pieces of your snake look like these in the picture below: 2 top pieces (head and body) and 2 bottom pieces (head and body). Now it’s time to sew (with right sides together) the top head piece to the top body piece (E). Then sew the bottom head piece (D) to the bottom body piece (E). Look at the picture below. Now you have 2 parts of your snake: top and bottom.
Don’t forget about the tongue – fold the ribbon wrong sides together. On the head end of the snake place a piece of a ribbon on the right side of the fabric and sew close to the edge.
Place two pieces of your snake (with right sides together so the tongue is inside) and sew all the way around the outer edges of the snake, but leave about a 6 inches (15 cm) opening along one side of the snake to put the pillow stuffing. Seam allowance 3/8 inch (1 cm).
Now you can clip the corners close to the seam, but make sure you don’t clip the stitches!
Turn the snake right side out and use a chopstick to get the corners out.
Fill your snake with the pillow stuffing and use a hand stitch to close the opening. Done!
With best friend…
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