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Monday, April 16, 2012

Hedgehog Taggie Tutorial


* If you don't want to make one of your own, I have now opened an Etsy shop and this little guy is one of the things I offer.

Supplies needed:
Fabric for the body {I used corduroy}
Brown Fabric for the head and feet {I used Flannel}
Scraps of pink fabric for the nose
Ribbons - different textures and widths
Fiberfill
Pins
Sewing machine
Needle and thread


Let's get started.

Using the pattern below, cut out the pieces of your hedgehog.


Line 1 piece of the body and 1 piece of the nose up together right sides facing in. With a seam allowance of 1/4 of an inch, sew the nose to the body. To provide a cleaner finish, open up the piece you just sewed and iron the seam open.
*Repeat for the 2nd piece of body and nose.


To create the nose, fold the pink fabric in half and roll it up. Pin the nose into place between the brown face pieces {which have now been sewn to the body}.


Cut out 8 hedgehog feet. Line them up, 2 sections together, right sides facing in. Sew the feet together leaving the top open. Turn the feet right side out.


Cut your ribbons {sorry, no picture}. I cut each ribbon into 4 inch sections.

Pin your hedgehog together:
1. Start by pinning along the seam where the head meets the body. You want to secure this seam in place so when the hedgehog is turned right side out, the seams of the head meet up as precisely as possible.
2. Make sure your nose is still securely pinned into place.
3. Pin your ribbons into place. Fold the ribbon in half and insert the looped side into the body. My loops are approximately an inch.
4. Pin the feet into place. I pinned the front two together and the back two together {on top of each other}.


Sew around your hedgehog, leaving the space between the feet unsewn. Turn your hedgehog right side out, through the space you left unsewn.


Generously stuff with fiberfill. Hand sew the opening closed with a needle and thread.


*Optional: Embroider in an eye. He looks just as cute with an eye as he does without an eye.



Done. Give him a little feel, he is guaranteed to feel better than a real hedgehog :)



* If you don't want to make one of your own, I have now opened an Etsy shop and this little guy is one of the things I offer.

©2011. For personal use only. Please do not use this tutorial for distribution or resale purposes. You are welcome to link back to this site. All borrowed content must be given proper credit. This is the intellectual property of While Wearing Heels.

54 comments:

  1. amazing! My 2nd baby is due in 3 weeks and I can see me making one of these TONIGHT!!!! thank you.

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    1. WOW! Now that's the kind of feedback I like to hear. How exciting. Congratulations on your newest little bundle of joy.

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    2. I'm a bit behind on blogging all my stuff, but my take on the taggy hedgehog will be up at number 29 on Thursday 3rd May. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  2. OMG! This is ADORABLE!!!! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow that is so cute! You have some sewing skills lady!

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    1. Thanks Rebekah, I am really good at faking it :)

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  4. totally darling!!!! shared it on the Brassy Apple FB wall!

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    1. Aw..thank you so much! I am trying to branch out :)

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  6. That is just tooo cute.. I love it!!! You rock Amy!!!



    Carri

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    1. Thanks! Great minds must think alike, huh, Carri?

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  7. What a sweet baby toy and oh so cute!

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  8. Sweet is an understatement...this hedgehog taggie is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing...pinning for future inspiration :-)

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  9. Ok...Shut the Front Door!!!! This is so amazingly adorable! Add these to your presentation later this month!!! You are so creative! You are kicking 'Toys are Us' to the curb! Heather :)

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  10. He's adorable:D I definitely will be borrowing your pattern for this guy!

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  11. this is so gorgeous!
    thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment on my dolls, got me to visit you.
    love your blog! am following you now on gfc and linky and would be honored if you would like to follow back, but no hard feelings if not :-)
    have a great week
    love
    jutta

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  12. Adorable! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Stop by my blog and read the April 17th post for all the details. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  13. SO cute and sweet! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. Absolutely adorable in every way! I want to hug him!

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  15. How cute...Is hedgehog the new owl?...Love the pattern, Lori

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  16. Oh wow how adorable. I think I might have to dust off my sewing machine. My 1yr old needs a taggie and your lil' hedgehog looks simple enough for even me. :) Thanks for linking up at NY Melrose Family so I could find you. I'm following on Pinterest now too.
    Jessie at JessieGunderson.com

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  17. This is so cute, I might make a few for friends who have recently had babies, thanks for sharing the tute!

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  18. Sooo sweet! I MUST make one! I followed you from Homemade by You. Here is my offering this week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/keep-calm-and-craft-on.html

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  19. So adorable -- taggies and a hedgie! What a great idea to combine the two! I would love it if you would consider linking to Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy, a Sunday through Thursday link party for ideas that make life easier, better and more fun!

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  20. This is so cute! I will have to make one of these little guys. I pinned this for the future.

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  21. Love it! Do you have an etsy shop? If so I'll take two. If not, let's talk! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family .

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  22. Awww that is so cute!!! I love it!! =)

    Julie
    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  23. this is adorable, i can't wait to attempt this. i think my little girl will love it!

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  24. How cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. That is adorable! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
    Jill

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  26. This is so adorable! Sometimes I wish I could sew. Thanks so much for linking up this week.
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  27. How fun and so cute! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  28. A great tutorial, I love taggies and this little guy is so cute!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  29. This is so cute...I've shared the link on my FB wall. Hugs Naomi

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  30. This is SOOO adorable! I am pinning this and sharing on facebook now! Thanks for linking it up!

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  31. Oh how beautiful!!!! What a cute hedgehog, nicely done!

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  32. Love your project!!!
    I currently have a Craft, Create and Inspire linky party going on, i would love you to stop by and link up this project...
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_21.html

    Claire x

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  33. Oh my cuteness!! love this! I would love for you to link this up to my Feature Friday Linky Party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/04/feature-friday-linky-party_19.html

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  34. Congratulations!! Your hedgehog taggie is featured this week on Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! I hope you will stop by and grab a Featured Button from the Button Box on the sidebar. Can’t wait to see what other projects you’ve been working on — hope you will link again soon!

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  35. What a great hedgehog! I can see myself making this as a little present for little newborns. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for the inspiration!

    I also just love the name of your blog!

    Charlotte

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  36. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing at SaltTree! I think I'll make this for my newly born niece :)
    www.salttree.net

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  37. Oh! You're the hedgehog lady! I've been seeing this guy all over the internet (blogs and Pinterest). Love him!

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  38. Oh my goodness!! this is soo sweet! I would love for you to link this project up at my link party – Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/well-crafted-wednesdays-link-party-1.html

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  39. This is just adorable! Love it!
    Thanks for linking up to last week's Catch a Glimpse party! I will be featuring this tomorrow. :)

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  40. Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!!

    Your project is featured this week !!!!!!!!

    This week’s Linky Party is up!!!! http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/you-inspire-linky-party_28.html
    I hope you will stop by an link up another lovely project..
    Claire x

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  41. This is so cute too! I wish I had the patience to make something like this. Do you have an Etsy shop?

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica. I am in the process of opening my own Etsy shop...I'm a little nervous about it :)

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