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Wendi Gratz on craftsy.com
high in the mountains of North Carolina

I'm on a mission to teach people to sew, quilt, and embroider. I design patterns especially for beginners and I never release a pattern until I have videos teaching you every skill you'll need to ...

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Elephant and Mouse Softie Patterns

from Shiny Happy World
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Elephant and Mouse Softie Patterns
Elephant and Mouse Softie Patterns
Elephant and Mouse Softie Patterns
Elephant and Mouse Softie Patterns

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • how to use your sewing machine - basics

Pattern Description:

Meet Napolean and Josephine - a very large elephant and a very tiny mouse.

Do I need to tell you that the elephant is super huggable? I mean - just look at her!

She's really easy to make - great for beginners. You can make her in a single afternoon.

And the little mouse! It's all hand sewn from felt - a project perfect for toting around in your purse or working on while you watch TV. Expect to spend a couple of evenings working on him.

Don't you want to make your very own right now?

You can!

What You Get

A full-sized printable pattern - no enlarging or reducing needed.
Detailed instructions with lots and lots of step-by-step photos. You'll never feel lost or wonder if you're doing things right.
Links to videos teaching you every skill you'll need to make your own pair of friends - from sewing curves to stuffing, to stitching up that stuffing hole. You can totally do this! It's a workshop in a pattern!

What You'll Need

For the elephant

1/4 yd. cuddly polarfleece fabric
2 9mm safety eyes
plastic pellets for filling (I like Fairfield Poly Pellets)
polyester fiberfill (I love Fairfield brand Soft Touch Polyfil Supreme)
sewing machine, thread, basic sewing and embroidery tools
a few hours

For the mouse

scraps of hydrangea, white and shocking pink wool blend felt
matching embroidery thread (DMC #3835, white and #603)
black embroidery thread or small beads for eyes
fiberfill stuffing
three pennies


The elephant is a very huggable 10 inches tall - and just as broad.

The mouse is just under 3 inches tall. He points his nose up in the air to make himself seem taller, but it doesn't really work.


Very easy - great for beginners!

The elephant is an easy softie pattern - nice big pieces that are easy to work with, gentle curves, nothing fussy.

The mouse is all hand-sewn, but is still not difficult. Just a bit more time-consuming.

After your purchase you'll receive an email allowing you to download the pattern instantly. This pair could be sitting in your lap very soon. . . :-)

(c) Wendi Gratz 2013
This pattern is for personal use only and is not available for commercial resale. That means you may not copy and sell or digitally distribute the pattern. You may, however, sell things you make with the pattern, as long as you are making them yourself.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Elephant is 10 inches tall
  • Mouse is almost 3 inches tall