- •A list of material required
- •Only basic sewing skills are required.
- • Full size pattern (no scaling required) with a seam allowance already added Just download, print and cut out the pattern.
- •Detailed, easy to follow, step by step, well illustrated instructions.
Materials you need at home:
- You can use any fabric to make your Whale. Be as creative as you like. We used wool felt for a warm huggable old fashioned feel but you can use whichever materials you like, cotton, Linen, plush, minky, etc.
- You will need, , sewing machine, needle, thread (a light colour and a dark colour), toy stuffing, scissors, safety eyes (Approx17mm), Whale’s back fabric 25cm x 160m (10x63”), Whale's underbelly fabric 25cm x 170cm (10x67”), A sheet of Wadding (or batting) for the tail and fins 60cm x 60cm (24x24”)
- Whale’s back : fabric : 25cm x 160m (10x63”)
- Whale’s underbelly fabric : 25cm x 170cm (10x67”)
Humpback Whale Pattern, sew your own soft toy,
finished size is approx 66cm (26”)
Instant download pdf sewing pattern with step-by-step illustrations to help you along the way
Humpbacks are found in every ocean. and here in the south east of ireland we're luck enough to have an occasional visit from one of these giants of the sea.
These beautiful creatures are among the largest on earth. Humpbacks have a distinctive stocky body shape, with long pectoral fins. They can grow to 16 meters (52 feet) long and can weigh about 36,000 kg (79,000 lb).
Unique sewing patterns for brave beginners! Hello! my name is Dermot O'Grady and i'm the Irish pattern designer behind CraftyKooka. I live in County Wexford in the south east of rural Ireland with my wife Elisangela and our children, Tommy, Lester, Gil and Alice. Originally Craftykooka was set up by Elisangela to make and sell memory bears. The name "kooka" was a childhood nickname given to her by her dad. I helped out with cutting the fabric and other odd jobs. Eventually Elisangela taught me to sew and for fun I started making toys to give to our children. I found it really engaging and everything I came up with was met with huge enthusiasm by the kids. The collection grew and the toys improved. Over time the store transitioned from memory bears to sewing patterns.
Every pattern takes weeks and sometimes months of development, continually making modifications, and improvements until it's up to the highest standard. Right from the beginning I've been aware that arts and crafts people are visual people. So I make the instructions as clear as possible with lots of illustrations. Hopefully making the whole process interesting and fun.