Melissa Evans is the host of the Breaking Ground Tour. The rules are simple. You’ll be Breaking Ground by sewing a pattern from a new to you pattern designer/company, a lesser known pattern company. That can be preferably an Indie pattern, but if you’ve never sewn from one of the big four this is good choice as well. My first contribution was made from a Kwik Sew pattern but for my second contribution I used a Flosstyle pattern. Flosstyle offered free patterns for Breaking Ground Tour participants. I decided to accept the offer and took a look at the Flosstyle website. The Flosstyle Babies First Toys looked so cute and making a few would be my second entry. You can see below all my homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys.
homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys – the pattern
You can make six amazing cute soft babies toys with this Flosstyle pattern. Four animal figures and two balls. The pattern comes with added sewing allowances which is great bonus certainly when you want to sew the seahorse. The sewing instructions are in English but the added illustrations are very useful if you’re a more visual sewer. How to make the ruffles is done in a separate appendix.
homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys – the soft animals
I used all kinds of leftover fabrics to make my soft animals and started with the elephant and dino. One without ruffles and one with ruffles to use a few different sewing techniques. One long morning of cutting, sewing, stuffing and finishing and the first two soft animals were ready.
The seahorse and the giraffe were looking cute as well and I decided to make them the following day. Both tails of the elephant en giraffe are made of a piece ribbon. The tail of the elephant has a knot to mark the tail end.
homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys Toys – the mini ball
I ended with some fabrics scraps after making the four Flosstyle Babies First Toys and I decided to use them. The mini ball was a perfect choice and with two other fabric scraps I had enough to make it. A day ago I came across a toy rattle box which I bought. Small children love to hear sounds so the toy rattle box was inserted while stuffing.
homemade Flosstyle Babies First Toys – my experience
I really enjoyed making the five Flosstyle Babies First Toys. The Flosstyle Babies First Toys patroon costs $ 7.50 (€ 6,10) which is a bargain for this beautiful six patterns. If you often make baby shower gifts this pattern really is a good investment. You don’t need a large piece of fabric to make a beautiful gift. All Flosstyle Babies First Toys can be made off one Fat Quarter of fabric (47x52cm). I can recommend adding a toy rattle box or a squeezer (for a cute soft noise when you press in the toy).
Time and Costs:
Time: cutting 1 hour; sewing, stuffing and finishing 9 hours
Costs: being a participant in the Breaking Ground Tour I received the pattern for free; print and assembling costs € 0,50; all used yarns € 2,50; fiberfill € 5,00; toy rattle box € 0,75