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A Hanging Toy Tripod
Your little one's sleep is precious! Try making this cute little asleep/awake elephant to let people know when to be quiet.
I made this one with 100% wool felt which is lovely to sew with and doesn't pill like acrylic felt does.
Start by printing out the pattern here.
Cut out a smaller saddle piece in a contrasting colour and sew one dart on this one. Stitch this saddle on top of the first one using blanket stitch.
Pin the ears to the head so they are even. Stitch one edge of the wedge to the head, then bring the other edge of the wedge to line up with the first and stitch. The ears should end up like this, and should only be joined to the head by the wedge bit, so they can "flap"
Satin stitch the eyes on each side. One side has a closed sleeping eye, and the other has an open awake eye.
Your little elephant is ready to send a message to all your visitors! Is your baby awake or asleep?