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How to Make a Taggie Stuffed Animal Toy

Making a taggie stuffed animal for baby is a fast, simple, and inexpensive project that baby will be sure to love!  I made a taggie dinosaur for my 7 month old son, and he loves chewing on the ribbons, head, and tail.  I’m sure your baby will love it too.  The core idea of this project is the same as the post I wrote on How to Make a Stuffed Animal Dog for Baby with a few minor adjustments.  In this post, I will tell you how I made a stuffed taggie dinosaur, but the pattern could easily be adjusted to make any type of animal you’d like.

Here are the steps to make your own taggie stuffed animal (dinosaur):

1.  Gather your materials

  • Patternfrom allsorts or make-your-own (to make the dinosaur pattern, I used the allsorts dog pattern and changed it into a dinosaur head and tail instead)
  • Fabric- felt is a good heavy material to use, but any kind should work
  • String- embroidery floss or regular sewing thread is fine
  • Embroidery needles
  • Poly-fil for stuffing
  • Ribbons of various sizes and colors
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue (optional)

2.  Cut out the pieces

Pin the pattern to the material and cut out the pieces.  You will need 2 profile pieces and 1 piece for the bottom.

3.  Add embellishments

Now is the time to get your ribbons in place.  Pin or glue the looped ribbons where you want them and then sew them in place.  Make sure you sew them very well as you don’t want the ribbons to come loose when baby is playing with it.  Also sew on any eyes or other designs that you want before continuing any further with the project.

4.  Sew the body

Pin the seams together and use a whip stitch to sew the body together.  You can do this an any order you like, starting at the head, tail, or bottom.  Just remember to leave an opening somewhere for the stuffing.

5.  Stuff

Stuff the entire animal with Poly-fil.  Use a pencil tip if you have trouble reaching into the small corners.  Pack the stuffing in pretty tightly so the animal will hold its shape well.

6.  Finish and enjoy!

Simply whip stitch the opening shut and you’re done!  You now have an adorable taggie toy for baby to chew on for minimal expense and effort.  These also make unique baby gifts.  Enjoy!

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  • 3 Comments

    1. Posted March 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      I love the baseballs, such a cute touch…It’s alwyas a great excuse to make things when your friends and family have kids, it’s so rewarding as well to know it’s going to be appreciated and used!I’ve just got into knitting cardigans and animals for the new family additions, hadn’t thought about something like this, great idea!

    2. Posted March 19, 2014 at 4:15 am | Permalink

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      Posted June 24, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

      Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post. Thank you
      for providing this information.

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