Softies are such a great DIY baby gift, and so simple! I have a sewing machine, but honestly, it’s been so long since I’ve used it, and I need a complete refresher course. I used the tutorial by Craftiness is Not Optional to make a whale like the ones below, but I could not figure out my sewing machine, so I did it all by hand. It took about five times longer than it needed to, but the end result is pretty good! In other words, whether you’re a sewing expert or novice (like me), you can make this cute whale! You can see the full tutorial here or by clicking on the photo.
I made the whale softie for my nephew. I chose to not use her pattern and to make it slightly more “my own” and drew my own pattern. I made the whale solely of felt (just the simple felt squares you find at a craft store). Here’s my result:
I did one side grey and the other light blue.
Such an easy DIY nautical gift. Give it a try!