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Stuffed animal scarf: For the stuffed animal lover/ slash cold weather liver.

Not like body part liver, like where you live. Okay. dumb title. I know. but I have to say I am so stinking excited about this project! so fun

back story (cause I’m a talker–)
my daughter loves stuffed animals. I have never been a fan (barbies on the other hand….!) anyways. I was slowly sneaking them out and putting them in the DI (thrift store) pile. Cause why would you need loads of stuffed animals? needless to say, she found them. and cried. and acted like life would never be the same if she didn’t have her stuffed animals back..(the ones that have been missing for a good month and she hadn’t noticed!) I told her I wasn’t giving them away…I was going to make something special for her (LIE.) I was trying to defuse the situation. (she’s a whiner…and would have whined until she had them all back and then she would have made sure they were never missing again!) Silly me though cause she will never let me forget things…she has kept asking, have you done anything with my stuffed animals yet? So, being the good mom that I am (okay, totally afraid of another freak out) I made something with her stuffed animals……. puppy scarves

a stuffed animal scarf…

okay, more back story..(yes, I know! You can skip this part….it doesn’t have anything to do the tutorial..)
remember when I was on SyTYc? And I got booted. Like two weeks before animal week…and three weeks before recycled week…well this is what I was thinking about making. BUT I was on the fence cause you don’t think scarfs until it’s freezing cold (like um NOW) and SYTYC was in AUGUST…so anyways. Just wanted to point that out. fun scarf for kids

but first I started with a blanket….an old soft baby blanket.

I cut it in half..
and sewed them together so it’s super long
all connected…now fold over and pin up the side
all pinned and ready to…
SEW!!!
when it’s all sewed up…turn it so the right sides are out…
the ends will be open..leave them that way.
okay…enter stuffed animal….(let’s talk about the horrible pictures…I am totally sneaking this and doing this at night cause I don’t want my daughter to FREAK OUT!)
prep the patient for surgery. (When picking a stuffed animal…I find the ones that are laying on their bellys look a little better!)
insert scapel (scissors) into the middle of patient…
and cut all the way around. (this hurt me more than hurt the dog)
take out the middle stuffing (leave the legs and head still stuffed)
place top part of the pup into the whole of the scarf and pin…and then sew it up across.
do the same for the bum….sew it  up.
and there you have it. One old blanket. One old stuffed animal..equals one new, super soft and warm and cuddly scarf. fun animal scarf friends stuffed animal scarf
this scarf is for my 7 year old daughter..so it looks a tad big on my two year old. but I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do to keep a surprise!
kissing the puppy.
Now, I went to the D.I. (thrift store) and found a whole aisle dedicated to poor little unloved stuffed animals..and most of them were priced at 75 cents…so I snagged a few
and I went to my local craft store…and they had walls of cuddle fabric (the softest most loveable (it’s like pillow pet soft…I just kept petting it.. (and expensive {but it was on sale})

 

So I got 12 inches of each
my next victims…..

I made them the same way….just folded the 12 inches in half so the scarf is 6 inches wide (smaller with a little seam allowance)

pin and sew….
poor little gator!
and then turned it right side out and attached the gator…

and then I made some cow ones…okay, I might be a little obsessed! They are funnest thing to make! I have been wanting to use cuddle fabric forever…but didn’t want to make blankets…and since it was expensive I didn’t want a HUGE project…so these little guys work perfect! I couldn’t decide which cow to use…so I bought them both and bought two different kinds of black and white and mixed them! These would be so cute for twins….(just saying!)

sorry, I’m sitting by my kids door waiting for them to go to sleep…so I’m playing around with Picnik!
I’m throwing these cute cow scarfs in my etsy shop
okay…so do you think I can pull one off? cause I want one…what’s an adult stuffed animal that I can wear around my neck?
  hippo-scarf

SOME stuffed animals were harmed in the making of this craft.

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.

Comments

  1. SUPER cute! It never really gets cold enough down here for scarves, but I bet my cousin's little girls would love one of these!

  2. Super cute idea!

  3. adorable! love this fun idea!

  4. These are great! I am definately making a few for my younger cousins this year!

  5. Very neat craft! Great for kids!

  6. I'm definitely stealing this idea for my Christmas present to my niece… ok ill admit, one for myself also. Love it! I'll be sure to link to you when I am done.

  7. These are too funny! Bet the kids love them.

  8. Great idea! And I love your tutorial and your story. My daughter was just like that! Ha!

    I would be honored if you would stop by my Commercial Break Linky List and link this in! http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogspot.com/2010/11/commercial-break-thursday-promote_18.html

    suzy

  9. Nancy's Couture says:

    Now I have something to do with the stuffed animals piling up in the kids room!!! Thank you!

  10. Mrs. Sassy Crafter says:

    These are so cute! you are so creative!!!! Have a happy weekend =)

  11. Those are so stinkin' cute! Adorable and such a great idea!

  12. sisters4saymoreismore says:

    ok… that is hysterical and so clever and every kid will want one!!!!!

    ~selina

  13. Wonderful Ideal!!!!! I think i might use their beloved summer dresses to help make the scarf part! Thank you!

  14. Love this idea! I've seen these with blankets before but I think the scarf looks better. Plus, it's a sneaky way to bring stuffed animals to school yes? Wish you would have invented this when I was a kid (but you were probably a kid then too so never mind.)
    Amie @ http://kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

  15. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    Thanks for the excellent, excellent idea!!

  16. Great idea! Totally would start selling those scarfs if I were you!

  17. I giggled with the sissor pic.yeah,I'm a bit wacked.The bottoms are really cute

  18. I love this and am totally going to try it and make it for my daughter and nieces! Thanks for the Christmas gift idea!

  19. I not only love the idea, but I LOVE how you wrote the back story! You are so witty and I totally related to your situation! This is my first time to see your blog, but I have bookmarked it and will be a frequent 'guest' from now on! Thanks so much!

  20. [email protected] says:

    This is absolutely hysterical!!! Is cuddle fabric the same as minkey or is it different (and hopefully less expensive?)

  21. Loves Blue says:

    What a clever and useful, fun idea! Oh so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing the how to's. 🙂 I can definitely see these for my grandkids.

  22. Cute idea!

    For another idea: Take out the stuffing and add something heavy..?rocks? and make book ends with the stuffed animals.

  23. Fantastic idea! We a zillion stuff animals that my kids REFUSE to get rid of but I really don't now what to do with. I mean you really only NEED so many stuffed animals. What a fabulous idea. I'm totally using it the next time we need to make scarfs. I wonder if there's a way to do that now with hats…. hmm…

  24. This is great! I'm linking it to my blog I just started. Definately on my to do list!

  25. Callisters says:

    Darling! What is the length on these?

  26. You are an answer to my prayers, three days ago I dug out 5 garbage bags of stuffed toys from storage, I have been debating what I should do with them, sell them, give them away or whatever. Thank you for the whatever. I am going to make some of these scarves and sell them at a Christmas Bazaar. I just wish I hadn't got rid of all the baby blankets a few years ago.

  27. Piccolina Designs says:

    These are so cute. I will have to make some. I had to laugh at the part where you said your were sitting outside your kids doors waiting for them to go to sleep :). I have taken my laptop upstairs several times and sat outside their doors with it, reassuring them that it was ok and they could go to sleep. I thought I was the only one 🙂

  28. Oh my GOSH! I am so in love with this idea!!!! Especially using old baby blankets that I didn't want to get rid of but I don't need a million since my youngest is 5. I did just get rid of a few but I still have some leftover. Love ya.

  29. What a FUN idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  30. Dawn Ludwig says:

    I love this, and can't wait to try.
    Thanks for the great idea.

  31. Awesome idea! I am also going to try this out for all the kids in my family. Wow… that's about 8 scarfs! Thankfully these sound easy and quick!

  32. VERY VERY cute idea!!! Will be making some of these.

  33. Wow, cute! Thanks for the creative and quick gift idea! Debating whether my three year old would love it or be traumatized, lol! But I know my niece would love it.

  34. I seriously cannot wait to make these!!! Awesome! I will definately link to you when I make mine!

  35. OMGoodness! I love it! I am so making these! Do I sound like everyone else. LOL

  36. Thank you so (sew? UGH) much for sharing this awesome and fun idea.

    I am obsessed as well. Thinking "hm, what can I slice?"

    One way to make it REALLY creepy would be to do it with a baby doll.
    (I know, I have a sick mind.)
    Thanks again!

  37. Jessica of Amaretto Vineyard says:

    This tutorial is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing. Unfortunately, my results (or lack thereof) were nothing like yours… you can read all about my harrowing experience here: http://www.amarettovineyard.com/2010/11/sewing-machine-fail-no-stuffed-animal.html (I linked back to you as well!) Hopefully I will figure out this blasted sewing thing soon, and then I'll share my finished project!

  38. Anonymous says:

    OMG!!!!! I Love the cows!!!!! they are sooooo cute! I just became a mom and my son has alot of winnie the pooh stuffies that I must admit I got for myself. I have alot of stuffies myself…. I am 23 years old. But I couldnt let my stuffies go. They are from my husband. But now I know what I can do if they become more of a "problem". I can have them to wear forever and give them out as gifts too.

    Thanks for the great Idea.

  39. Tammy Gary says:

    What a great idea! I hope you think of some other ideas for stuffed animals! I love these! What about Beanies?

  40. Wonderful idea! I'm totally doing this for my 4 yr old daughter for Christmas! Thanks for the great idea!

  41. This is so cute! But I'm not sure if I can harm a helpless stuffie. ^^;

  42. Mommy on the go! says:

    Have I mentioned that I totally love your site!!! I linked up to this post! Come visit me again to see how awesome I think your ideas are!!! 🙂

    http://weddedmommybliss.blogspot.com/

  43. Ok…I can see that I am waaay behind everyone else here, BUT, these are the cutest things ever! Love, love, love them! Thanks for sharing ~~ Robyne

    I know what my nieces are getting for Christmas (and myself too!)

  44. I have a HUGE bin of webkinz in my basement that my 3yo doesn't even know about and I've been wondering what to do with them! This will be a perfect Christmas present… maybe even for all of her friends! I'm so excited. Thanks for sharing it!

  45. Lucky me found you blog. love this idea. totally super cute!

  46. HOLA:
    QUE LINDO Y RECICLADO TRABAJO ME ENCANTO,Y LAS MODELOS SE VEIAN CONTENTISIMAS, FELICITACIONES.
    CON CARIÑO.
    ELIZABETH

  47. Ok you got me! I'm going to try and make one way to cute

  48. Connie M Fink says:

    I love this!!!!! I have just featured you on my blog. Dancing With Words

    This is the link to the post

    http://conniemfink.blogspot.com/2012/02/for-stuffed-animal-lover-in-cold.html

    This is the to my buttons
    http://conniemfink.blogspot.com/p/my-button.html

    Thanks for sharing
    connie

  49. wainwrightc says:

    Lol… Lol .. Lol…. I laughed so hard. A GREAT project and I intend to do, but the directions were comical. Thank you. Spiced up my evening.

  50. Cute idea!
    Surely kids will love it!

  51. Danielle says:

    Awesome awesome awesome! Gonna do it right now!!!

  52. I love this, Thanks for the instructions

  53. Awesome. How long did you make them. My great nieces and nephews would love this. Thank you

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