Saturday, December 13, 2014
A Gift A Day Gift Eight: Stuffed Unicorn
I seriously have not made any type of "complicated" stuffed animal since junior high home economics class, so I was more than a little worried that the unicorn would come out looking like the pig I made way back then. Luckily. this time it came out a lot better. Much to my relief *laugh*.
Total Time to Make Gift: 10 Hours. I was obsessed with making sure everything was just right on this one. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. The instructions were very well detailed, which was great.
Total Cost to Make Gift: I had the pink flannel in my very prolific cloth stores (I pick things up all year every year at the used stores and yard sales and any time Jo-Ann's has a huge sale going on) and had it for years. It was an odd shaped cut I bought at the used store (like four yards long, but only like 10 inches wide), so it worked out PERFECT for this project! I also had the satiny material in my fabric as well and I used my found batting to stuff said unicorn. I had shorter fur than the pattern called for, so I used that for the mane and tail (I didn't want to spend the money on a fur remnant for one and for two I figured it'd stop my son from plucking the fur so quickly (a new stim of his). I even had weight beads on hand for the unicorn's legs, so it will stand the way it is supposed to.
I used a pattern I already had from last year, although originally I only paid .99 for the pattern anyway (Jo Ann sale). So, it was definitely a cost effective project! The pattern I used was this one. It was actually really easy to follow!