Over Labor Day weekend I spent the evenings sewing two stuffed animals for two different babies.
The first one was for a sweet little girl that was born a few weeks ago. She is the first girl in a household full of boys. I had seen the free pattern for a little sheep recently by Abby Glassenberg for Sew Mama Sew and had pinned it on Pinterest to remember it for later. (I have a bunch of great free patterns for stuffed animals pinned on there!) I figured this could be a great time to try out the pattern. It looked like a simple pattern that wouldn’t take too long but is also super adorable.
I really enjoyed making this little lamb. It was fun picking out the fabric and really making her my own. The one that Abby made has embroidered eyes, nose, and mouth but I really wanted to use safety eyes. And I just embroidered a little nose. That is one of the great reasons to sew, you can customize things just the way you want them. I also tied a ribbon around her neck to add some color. I added a bell on the ribbon too which looks cute and is fun to hear ring but I told the mom that if she doesn’t want to hear it or worries that the ribbon is a choking hazard she can always just take it off and save it for when her daughter is older.
I hope the little one who received it will have fun playing and snuggling with her.
If you have never sewn an animal before this would be a great one to try. It’s free, so if you just completely fail (which I don’t imagine you would) you aren’t out money on the pattern. There are good step by step instructions and photos which help you along the way.
Abby makes gorgeous patterns and in fact the other animal I made is one of hers as well from her book Stuffed Animals. I’ll show you that one next week.
And while we are talking about her patterns. She just made one for Wild Olive. It’s a free pattern for a flying squirrel and it is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while! I definitely have to find a reason to make one soon.
8 thoughts on “Baa Baa Black Sheep”
So darling! Also Miss A looks so pretty and grown up! It sounds like a fun challenge to make a toy, maybe I’ll make for Miss J for Christmas, we’ll see. As always, good job!
Yes, you totally have the skills to make this! My kids are always excited to know I made a toy for them. If you have any questions if you decide to try one just ask!
Awesome! Super-cute. And you are super-talented.
Ahh, thanks Shannon!
We love it!
Wow! This Baa Baa Black Sheep came out so beautifully. I love the checked ribbon and the little bell. Thank you for sewing from my pattern!
Thank you! I have enjoyed sewing your patterns. They have always come out looking so good. I’m always so impressed with the patterns you come up with. And I thought the ribbon and bell added a nice touch and some extra color.
I know a little baby girl that loves this 😀