Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Eli the Tiny Elephant - Picture tutorial - Sewing the pieces together.



Meet Eli the Tiny Elephant, you can find the free crochet pattern on Ravelry.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eli-the-tiny-elephant

This is a picture tutorial of how I sewed the pieces together, this is the same method I use for all my amigurumis.

First you will need a yarn needle.

Weave in the end on the back of the head.
Using the tail of the body line up the head and the body together and start sewing together.


Continue sewing the body to the head, trying to keep them centered together.



When you are finished sewing the head and body together weave in the tail and cut off the rest.

Next you will sew the arms to the very top of the body, right under the head.


Continue going back and forth to sew on the whole top of the arm.



Continue the same steps for the next arm.


Now you will sew the legs on in the same way. I sew my legs in a V shape to get the look I like.


This is what your elephant should look like so far.


Next you will weave in the beginning tail of both ears.


Then taking the end tail you will sew onto the elephant's head.


Go back and forth with your needle sewing the entire last row of the ear to the head.


Repeat the same steps for the other ear.


Getting your tail piece sew the beginning and end tails to the back of the elephant's body.



Lastly you will add a few pieces of hair to the end of the tail. You can use some left over yarn from all the sewing or cut a new piece a few inches long.

Fold piece of yarn in half and loop through.



Repeat the steps again to leave you with 4 little pieces of hair. 

Trim to desired length.


Add whatever finishing touches you wish.

I used tulip puffy fabric paint to create my eyes.






I hope these pictures helped! Please contact me anytime if you have any questions about this pattern or any of my other patterns.