Sew a Fabric Whale Baby Teether
All levels | 36 min 28 sec
Sew a Fabric Whale Baby Teether
Taught by Sanae Ishida
Buy For $19.95
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After you complete this charming whale-shaped teether and rattle, you might be making excited high-pitched whale sounds, too. This twofer toy is soft, squishy, soothing, and just plain cute. Sanae Ishida - author, illustrator, and maker of many things - will expertly guide you through seaming small, curved fabric pieces into a three-dimensional object. If you add short strips of ribbon and use fabrics with various textures, it can be a tactile toy as well. Sanae also shares her helpful technique for adding stuffing so that your toy stays fluffy, and you'll learn how to add a wooden teething ring and jingle bells. You won't need much fabric, and you'll be able to turn your fabric scraps into a cherished play friend. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Approx. 1/4 yard chambray fabric for upper body, outer tail, and fins
  • Approx. 1/4 yard gray fabric for lower body and underside of tail (linen, cotton/linen blend, cotton), Silver embroidery floss (optional)
  • Embroidery needle (optional)
  • Hand-sewing needle
  • Coordinating thread
  • Five inches of 1/2" wide ribbon
  • Natural wood ring (2 1/4 inch diameter)
  • Two 1/2 inch jingle bells
  • Stuffing (cotton, wool, or fiberfill)
  • Fabric shears
  • Marking tool for tracing fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Pointy tool like a chopstick
  • Washers or small pattern weights
  • PDF pattern
Learn how to:
  • Sew a whale-shaped baby teether
  • Seam together small, curved pieces to create a three-dimensional project
  • Close seams with a slip stitch
  • Add jingle bells and a wooden ring
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Sew a Fabric Whale Baby Teether Reviews
21 users recommended this class to a friend
Monica ToshmeJohnson
May 1, 2024
Julie Deen
Clear, thorough, and calm. The pattern was easy to find and print; the step by step video leaves no questions about the construction process. I’m pleased to have such a healthy, uncomplicated, nature-based toy to give to my new great grand-child.
March 7, 2024
Leisa Strickland
I did not intend on taking the class. I wanted to read about it so I clicked on it & it started playing. The instructor was very nice.
More than 3 months ago