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Parsley & Beet : Elephants

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Parsley & Beet : Elephants
Parsley & Beet : Elephants
Parsley & Beet : Elephants
Parsley & Beet : Elephants
Parsley & Beet : Elephants

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic machine sewing,
  • some handsewing
  • embroider stitches: backstitch and sating stitch

Pattern Description:

Parsley and Beet are two busy little elephants who are not quite big and not quite small.
They love to have adventures and especially like puddles!
Parsley is a bit bossy because she is the oldest but Beet doesn't mind because he thinks she is the most amazing big sister ever in the whole wild world and back.
These cute elephants can be made with wool, wool felt or cotton - the choice is yours. Look at the photos to see some variations. These little girl elephants are my go-to gift. I just love making them.

Pattern is full size and ready for you to print out straight away.

They are button jointed and are therefore not suited to very small children as the buttons may pose a choking risk.

They are , however perfect for the not-so-young, the young at heart, and the really really old and ancient !

The Boring Bits:

You may sell items made from this pattern provided:
The item is made by you and you alone.
Items cannot be mass produced.
You give credit to the designer Jodie Carleton on either the swing tag attached to the item (for instance at a market) or in the item listing if you are selling online. This must include a direct link to where this pattern can be purchased.
Re-sale and/or distribution of pattern pieces and instructions is expressly prohibited.
This pattern Parsley and Beet was designed by me, Jodie Carleton and is copyrighted 2013. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14 inches high


  • For two elephants you will need:
  • 32 x 30 inch (75 x 80 cm) piece flannel, woollen blend fabric or 100% cotton for bodies
  • 2 pieces 10 x 17 in (25 x 45 cm)100% cotton for reversible dress and lining
  • Eight 3/4 inch (2 cm) buttons with four holes for button joints
  • 10 x 5 inch (25 x 12 cm) vinyl or felt for braces
  • 8 x 14 inch (20 x 35 cm) fabric for shorts.
  • Extra strong thread to match body fabric for sewing joints
  • Four x 1/4 inch (5 mm) black shank buttons for braces
  • 12 x 1/4 inch (30cm x 5mm) elastic
  • Scraps of felt for polka dots
  • 19 1/2 inches (50 cm) narrow binding for dress
  • Embroidery thread in black and grey
  • Two x 1/4 inch (5mm) buttons for dress

You Will Also Need:

  • Polyester fibre fill
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Doll needle (an extra long needles for sewing button joints)
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I have been crafting ever since I can remember and have tried many many things. My passion is toy designing and thats where I spend most of my time (when not holding down the day-job). I design toys ...

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