Sewing Tutorial: Camel Soft Toy/Mini Cushion

I Don’t think it’s possible to have too many camels!

Following on from my camel bunting sewing tutorial I also made some soft toy camels, you could also use these as mini cushions, or even make a bigger size to make a full sized cushion.

On these I used buttons for the eyes and also made a tail out of the same fabric rather than use embroidery thread/ribbon. I couldn’t decide which way round to do the legs so opted to do them different ways on each of the camels!

Sewing Tutorial: Camel Soft Toy/Mini Cushion

Materials

Sewing Tutorial: Camel Soft Toy/Mini Cushion

  1. Draw out the outline of a camel body (excluding the legs) on paper. Draw out a separate leg template.

  1. For each camel cut out (leaving a 0.5cm seam allowance):
    • 2 body pieces.
    • 8 Leg pieces.
    • 2 tail strips 12x4cm.

  1. To make the tail take the two tail strips and place right sides together, sew around to join leaving the top edge unsewn.  Turn out the right way and fold in half along the long edge, tie a knot in the bottom end. 

  1. Take 2 body pieces, place one of the fabric pieces right side up, put the tail on top with the raw edge of the tail against the raw edge of the fabric, place the second fabric piece right side own on top. Sew around, leaving a 6cm gap for turning, turn the right way, add stuffing and slip stitch close the gap. 

  1. Take 2 of the leg pieces, place right sides together. Sew around leaving a 4cm gap for turning. Turn the right way, add stuffing and slip stitch close the gap.

  1. Sew the legs onto the camel body.

  1. Sew on buttons for eyes.

The fabric is from the Moroccan Bazaar range by The Craft Cotton Company and there is a tutorial to make them over on their blog:

Fabric was gifted by The Craft Cotton Company.

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