Jan 22, 2013

Shark Stuffie {Free Pattern & Tutorial}

This was my project for Week 2:For the Boys of SYTYC. I survived another round! Voting is up for week 3 and I'd love it if you'd take a second to vote. It ends Thursday! Thanks to everyone who voted for me last week. Truly appreciate it.

Guys. This was seriously the hardest challenge for me!! I know NOTHING about boys! So, I thought and thought and thought and then suddenly the projects were due and I still had no idea about what I was going to do. GAH! Then it struck me. Even though I don't have any baby boys I have lots of fun friends having boys. So, what do baby boys like?? haha I tried to think of the most boyish animal & color I could and I came up with this little cutie.pa.tootie. I made him with liquid stitch because my sewing machine is out of commission at the moment but it worked just fine! So if you don't have a sewing machine don't fret. And somehow my computer lost all of my tutorial photos, minus the pattern pic. So that will have to do for now... And here he is...I picked out the manliest fabric I could find in my stash of florals and pinks ;)

Download the Free Pattern All I kindly ask for using my pattern is for you to follow me, on facebook or GFC or both :)

*1. Sew 2 fins right sides together, leaving the bottom unstitched. Sew a total of 3 fins and set aside. (Sorry don't have a picture for this)

2. Pin the 2 body pieces together with one of the fins inserted into the seam. You'll need to carefully sew so the it's isn't sewn shut. Otherwise you can stuff the fin first and then just sew the fin into the seam easily.

 3. Then, sew on each of the other fins onto the body. Only sewing one side of the fin so you can stuff it at the end. Or, like in step 2 you can stuff them first and then just sew them right on.
 4. Sew on your eyes. This is what your shark should look like right now once it's flipped right side out.

5. After you've sewed on your eyes, flip it inside out again and sew on the "belly" piece of your pattern (right sides together) I kind of pleated around the mouth so that it would look a little like teeth? Make sure to leave a hole somewhere around the belly so you can stuff your shark nice and big.
 Here is a picture of how I did my fins so I could stuff them at the end.

6. Hand sew (or use liquid-stitch) to close up the hole. Since I was using liquidstitch I folded down the seam a little and pinned until it dried.

 Annnnd you are done! Gift it to a friend, or give to your little buddy. Maybe someday we'll have a boy to make one for ;) until then I will settle for giving them away as gifts...

Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions. I'm not the best at tutorial making...



  1. Adorable!! I'd like to invite you to participate in my Pin Me Linky Party. It goes Fri-Tue. I allow up to 3 links each week! I am a new follower!

  2. This is so incredibly cute!! :o) Thanks for sharing...pinning ;)

    -Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

  3. Great project. I an intrigued by the challenge you are doing, it is the first time I've heard of it. Sounds fun!

  4. Awesome project! I've got it pinned.

  5. This is a totally cute shark!

  6. Oh my gosh, how cute is that! You should make some and sell them!
    ~ Antonella @ The Comfortable Home

  7. this is so good. thanks for the tutorial


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