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Elephant and Giraffe Taxidermy

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A crafty twist on the traditional safari mount, this elephant and giraffe plush taxidermy achieve the same look of real taxidermy without harming any animals! An unusual pattern for the sewist looking to make something truly unique. Fun decor for a nursery. This listing is for a digital PDF sewing pattern. It will be emailed to you immediately after purchase. The templates are full-size and ready for you to print again and again. The instructions are written in easy to understand language and include clear photos at every step to guide you through the sewing. The finished plush taxidermy is 18 inches tall x 14 inches wide. To make a giraffe or elephant you'll need: 1/2 yard of fleece for the head 1/4 yard of fleece for the details a few scraps of other fabrics 1 pair of 18 mm black safety eyes (available on Etsy) Embroidery floss Fiberfill stuffing Stiff cardboard a short length of wire I recommend this pattern for confident beginners. The instructions are written in easy to understand language and every step is accompanied by a clear photo to help you along. This is an original sewing pattern by Abby Glassenberg. Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. It is illegal to distribute this pattern electronically or in hard copy without my permission. +++ You can sell items made from this pattern as long as you follow these regulations: 1. Keep a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase. 2. The items cannot be mass-produced. They must be made by hand, one at a time. 3. Items must be made only by the individual who purchased the pattern. 4. Credit is given to Abby Glassenberg as the pattern designer on a tag affixed to each item and, if selling online, the listing (on Etsy, etc.) must contain a direct link to where the pattern can be purchased. 5. You may make alterations to the pattern, but you must still link to the original pattern and credit Abby Glassenberg on the item's tags and listings. Thank you! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing machine skills Basting Sewing two pieces right sides together Ladder stitch

Recommended with this pattern

  • Scrap piece of white fleece
  • 1/2 yard of ultra stiff interfacing such as Pellon Peltex 70 ultra firm sew-in stabilizer
  • 1/4 yard of cream fleece for the giraffe's ear lining, gusset and mane

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Abby Glassenberg Design
Abby Glassenberg Design
I am a plush pattern designer, craft book author, and sewing teacher. I design patterns for stuffed animals from my home studio in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Sewing dolls and toys is my passion! I strive to make my patterns easy to follow by including step-by-step photos all along the way and writing clearly. My toys are clever and fun to sew. I think you're going to love making them! You are welcome to sell the toys made from my patterns! Since 2005 I've been sharing my ideas on design, technique and the culture of craft through my blog (whileshenaps.typepad.com). I have a master's degree in education from Harvard and taught middle school social studies in Mississippi and Massachusetts before becoming a textile artist and the mother of three girls. My daughters, now age 8, 6, and 18 months, are the happy recipients of all of her prototypes! <br> My first book, <i>The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends To Make and Sew,</i> was an ALA Booklist top ten craft book of 2011 and I have a new book coming out about soft toy design! It will be published by Lark in May of 2013.