Make your Own Stuffed Elephant

Meet Elli.

“She’s my bestest friend!”

“Here is how my mommy made her:”

After printing & cutting out your pattern pieces, you need to assemble them as illustrated above. Tape the pieces connected by the dark grey strips.

This is the cut out fabric… before I ironed it. 🙂 Sew the ears, and after you flip them from being inside out, sew them on to the body (with a few inches below the top!!!) Sew the face together and then on to the body.

Here is how to do the legs. Sew them with the pattern parts facing each other, then turn them inside out (which will make them right side out 🙂 Then sew the tummy leg parts together, just leaving a hole big enough so you can stuff it. (hmmmm.. should really iron that fabric! :P) Sew that tail on! Stuff, fluff, & sew the button eyes and bow on! Ta-Da!

Elli really wasn’t that hard to make- and is totally adorable!

She’s 13″ high and 17″ long (trunk to tail)

“Elli and I do everything together… We LOVE playing together!”

“To all my Baby Friends reading this: Hope your mommy makes you your own Elli too!!”

The End.

thank you for stopping by!

  1. folkhaven

    June 26th, 2012 at 3:44 am

    So cute! What a lucky little girl!

  2. Ashely

    August 4th, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Way too cute for words!

  3. Hannah Hathaway

    October 7th, 2012 at 1:38 pm


  4. Anonymous

    August 4th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    I want one!

  5. Hannah Hathaway

    October 7th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I'm going to start up a shop soon! 😉

  6. Anonymous

    August 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I love the picture where they are looking at each other!

  7. Hannah Hathaway

    October 7th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Me too!

  8. Anonymous

    August 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Love the picture where they are both crying! Haha! 🙂

  9. Hannah Hathaway

    October 7th, 2012 at 1:39 pm


  10. Anonymous

    October 7th, 2012 at 2:19 am

    i like the one where she is sitting on it so cute!

  11. Hannah Hathaway

    October 7th, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks! I had a lot of fun taking these pictures! 🙂

  12. kent and alyssa

    October 15th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    What are the dimensions? I would love to make one of my own, how much fabric did you need all together?

  13. Hannah Hathaway

    October 15th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Glad you like it! She's 12" high and 18" long (trunk to tail)… I would say a yard would be more than safe.

    I am actually putting a pdf pattern together to sell on my Etsy Site. It will be done soon. Just in case you are interested.

    Love, Hannah

  14. Arte

    May 26th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    It's lovely

  15. Jenifer Milczewski

    July 9th, 2013 at 5:17 am

    My best friend is having a baby and she loves elephants!! I am so going to make this. Thank you for posting the how to!!

  16. Anonymous

    June 7th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Does the pattern include seam allowance? Thanks 🙂

  17. Hannah

    June 7th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Yes. I usually leave 1/2" I a seam allowance. XOXO

  18. Rose

    July 2nd, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I've made this for my daughter's best friend for her birthday. Here's how it turned out (he's just about to be wrapped up!):

  19. agirlandherhorses

    October 23rd, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing!! It's so precious. Can't wait to make it for my little boy (in boy fabric, of course!)! 🙂

  20. Hannah @ We Lived Happily Ever After

    October 23rd, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I'm so glad you like it! Have fun! XO

  21. Karla Sanchez

    April 29th, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Loving this little guy. Thank you for sharing your awesome ideas!

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