Ernest the Elephant

Ernest’s tail is always at a jaunty angle …

Hi there! Meet Ernest …

Ernest is made from the BirchFabrics Free Pattern and Tutorial and he’s a super quick and fun sew! I made Ernest in a couple of hours after work and he makes some nice relaxing sewing where you don’t have to think too hard! This pattern is an excellent pattern for beginners, with really simple to follow instructions, and if you take your time with the finishing you can get a great result! I used a quarter inch patchwork foot on my machine to help with the tiny seams and it really made a difference! I would definitely recommend it!

Look my ears even stand up!

Although I’ve chosen to make Ernest up in a classic grey spot I think he’d also look great in florals, or even patchwork! I’m imagining up a whole family of Ernests which could be made, all with contrast colour ears of course!

Ernest is destined to be a baby gift for a colleague at work … I can’t wait to give him to her! I wonder what will be next on my baby toy list …. a Hippo maybe?!

Have any of you made a Birch Fabrics Henry and Holger set? I would love to see your fabric choices and colour combinations!


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