Free Pattern Softie Whale





Materials:
* Two different fabrics (body and fins)
* Felt (eyes and nose)
* Stuffing - polyfill

Instructions:
Download free sewing pattern in A3 Format or in A4 Format.

Start making the body of the whale. Trace and cut out the pattern. Sew the notches in the upper part of the body closed. Do the same for the bottom of the whale.


Continue with the fins. With right sides facing, pin down the fin-fabrics. Sew the fin-pattern to the fabrics. Do not sew the bottom of the fins. Turn right-side out.

Cut out the nose and eyes patterns from the felt sheets. Use a sewing thread to sew the felt pieces to the body part. Embroider the pupils on the eyes.

Place the front body piece right-side up on your work surface. Pin the fins into position. Place the second body piece right-side down on top and pin the body pieces together. Sew the body pattern. Be careful not to sew the stuffing opening. Double- stitch over the fins.
Turn right-side out. Using a stuffing stick, push small amounts of stuffing into the whale until the whale is firm and even, but not too tight. Hand-sew the stuffing opening closed.

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intended for non commercial use only

19 comments:

  1. I love this whale, and the fish. I've been looking for a softie that would work for a baby boy, and both of these are perfect!

    I do have one comment about your English. I don't know where you are from, but I wish I spoke your language as well as you speak mine. If you hadn't added the note, I would never have thought about English being your second language.

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  2. This is so cute!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:

    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-whale-softie/2009/09/02/

    --Anne

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  3. Thank you for the cute pattern - I just found it from the link that Anne just posted above! This will make a great Christmas present for a special young grand-nephew of mine :)

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  4. thank you so much for this great pattern!
    Here is my whale -
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/noadanon/3914819759/

    and yes, I placed the eyes too high...

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  5. Your whale is gorgeous-and so interesting with your funky fabric choice! This will make a perfect 2 year old birthday present for my little cousin :o) From Allison

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  6. Thank you so much for your free whale pattern. My eldest granddaughter just loves whales and I'm going to make one to put with her Christmas parcel this year.

    Regards
    Trish

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  7. Thank you for the great pattern, it is just what I needed. I blogged about my whale at http://uniquety.blogspot.com/2010/01/from-deep-blue-sea.html

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  8. I tried this as my very first sewing project...It came out better than I expected! I used buttons for the eyes because I'm just keeping it for myself, not giving it to a child ;) Thank you so much for this!!! here's mine- doesn't look like he has fins...but he does!
    http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/kms4444_photo/sewing%20projects/whalesoftieMADE.jpg

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  9. IT IS SO FONNY. I NEED TO SEW FOR MY OFFSPRING NOW.
    BETTY H.

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  10. Thank you for your free Whale Pattern! My daughter is studying the Blue Whale for school and needs to do a take home project. She wanted to Sew a whale and this pattern is the most realistic as far as porportion. She's excited to have a project that will be something she can cherish!

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  11. thank you for the pattern! It's so cute!

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  12. Thank you so much... it really looks great!

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  13. I absolutely ADORE this whale!!! Beautiful pattern! Thank you so much! You made my night =)

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  14. My son loves his whale, thank you for the pattern!
    http://www.linksepoot.blogspot.be/2013/02/lukske.html

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  15. I love it ! I,m going to make one for my grandson and then I,m going to make him out of 100% cotton material and fill him with wheat grains and he can be my micro- waved ,hand warmer or my chilled in the freezer , headache soother. ...for me ! : ) Thanks for sharing !

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  16. I sewed a whale for my son. He loves it! Thanks for the pattern.
    http://fetteshaeschen.blogspot.de/2013/12/stoffwal-zu-weihnachten.html

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  17. Hi, just wondering if you cut to the solid or dotted lines?

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  18. Hi Kate, you cut the dotted lines and sew the solid lines.

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  19. Thank you, this is awesome!!

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